ESA Business Incubation Centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, was opened in 2004 and is managed by SBIC Noordwijk B.V. The centre offers business start-up support as well as technical expertise in most areas of space technology and know-how.

Located in the Space Business Park near to ESTEC, the largest ESA site and the scientific and technical heart of ESA, ESA BIC Noordwijk is promoting the exchange of knowledge between advanced technology and space activities, as well the exchange of technology and expertise between space programmes and terrestrial applications.

The main mission of ESA BIC Noordwijk is to boost innovative business concepts, using space technology, application and services in non-space environments.
Together with its First-class partners, ESA BIC Noordwijk inspires entrepreneurs to transfer technologies from the area of space into successful businesses.
ESA BIC Noordwijk is the hub for the commercialization of space technology for earth applications. And offers you the opportunity to:

  • Work in an innovative, high-tech entrepreneurial environment
  • Close to the ESA’s biggest research facility - ESA ESTEC
  • Be part of the Europe wide network
  • Financial, technical and business support
  • Innovate your business concept with the use of space technology, applications and/or services in non-space environments

Join Us.
ESA Business Incubation Centre Noordwijk has an open call for proposals, which means that applications can be submitted at any time but selection for presentation for the Tender Evaluation Board is done on set dates.
The terms and conditions to apply are available here


Managing Companies

Ready to take off

Space Business Innovation Centre ( SBIC ) Noordwijk offers an impressive base to work from, allowing you to grow your business within a lively environment where you will have access to skills, knowledge, equipment, experience of similar individuals and companies and access to international events.
Located on the Space Business Park, close the ESA/ESTEC, the biggest research facility from the European Space Agency, and within an half hour from Amsterdam, Leiden, Rotterdam and The Hague it is the perfect location for businesses.

Our Partners

Ready to take off

ESA BIC Noordwijk

PNO is Europe’s largest independent public funding advisory, annually raising over € 1 billion on behalf of its 4000+ clients and supporting more than of 150 European projects on a yearly basis.

ESA BIC Noordwijk

Science [&] Technology is a R&D Services company for Space, Science and Defence. S[&]T improves technology readiness via dedicated projects or personnel in upstream systems engineering and downstream scientific software projects.

ESA Space Solutions
ESA BIC Noordwijk

ESA’s mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

ESA BIC Noordwijk

Verhaert is ESA’s (Prime) Technology Broker and therefore the liaison between space and non-space industry. It aims to help companies and entrepreneurs to innovate, creating new products and businesses based on space technology.

ESA BIC Noordwijk

The Netherlands Space Office acts as the Dutch agency for space affairs. And is the face of the Dutch space community for international space organisations as well as the central point for the space community within the Netherlands.

ESA BIC Noordwijk

CGI is a global ICT company, with a strong presence in space industry. Our people bring years of specialist knowledge and experience to space projects coupled with technical and security excellence in IT system development and integration.