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Why Portugal

We offer a strong support structure with different partners. Companies to be hosted at the center will have access to:

  • personalized assistance and professional business guidance
  • training and services
  • technical support from several Universities and Polytechnic Institutes
  • support in networking and searching for appropriate partners to consolidate the startup
  • possibility to participate in investment forums and meeting venture capital investors

Managed by Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), ESA BIC Portugal hosts incubation in three locations:

Our startups
Current no. of startups
16
Total no. startups supported to date
16
Support per startup
50k €
Financial support per startup
Business & technical support
80 h
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About ESA BIC Portugal

The ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Portugal opened in November 2014 and is managed by Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), in collaboration with Science and Technology Park at University of Porto (UPTEC) and DNA Cascais. Local partners include University of Coimbra, Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento da Região Centro (CCDRC), Portugal Ventures, FNABA, DNA Cascais, University of Porto and several polytechnic institutes.

The 3 host offices are located in Coimbra (IPN), Porto (UPTEC) and Cascais (DNA Cascais, near Lisbon).

Over the first 5 years, ESA BIC Portugal will support 30 Portuguese startup companies, providing financial incentive along business and technical support, creating at least 240 local high-tech jobs.

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

Meet Our Start-ups

Ready to take off

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