Fact sheet

Why ESA BIC Darmstadt

ESA BIC Darmstadt is located next to ESOC. The ESA navigation facility at ESOC European Space Operations Centre offers more than 20 years of experience in processing and refining GNSS data.
It runs the International GNSS service (IGS), as well as a worldwide network of satellite ground stations and databases. The key factor to success is the provision of technical support to the start-ups through a network of ESA experts and the cesah shareholders in close collaboration with regional and international partners.

Our start-ups
Alumni
34
Total companies supported to date
70
Support per start-up
Financial support per start-up
50k
Hours of technical support
80
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About ESA BIC Darmstadt

The ESA Business Incubation Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, was founded in 2007 and is managed by Centrum für Satellitennavigation Hessen (cesah). The centre offers business start-up support as well as technical expertise in different space related areas, and in particular in satellite navigation, data systems, software systems and navigation test environments.

Ready for incubation?

Find out how and when to apply

You can submit your application at any time. Each BIC has different selection dates. Check out when your nearest BIC application selection is and get the ball rolling.

Closing date in

Selection Campaign #51B Bavaria

1 September 2017

Selection Campaign #53 Noordwijk

10 October 2017

Selection Campaign #51B Bavaria

1 September 2017

Selection Campaign #53 Noordwijk

10 October 2017

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Events

ESOC50 Open Days

8 September 2017

On Friday 8th September the European Satellite Operation Centre will open its doors for visitors and will celebrate its birthday with the

cesah GmbH