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.
Wish to join an ESA BIC?
- Your idea must be based on space-related technology, expertise and/or application and target the non-space market
- Your company must not be older than five years or you are going to start a new company
- Your company have to be located at and managed from your preferred ESA BIC
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UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of University of Porto is a fundamental structure ofsupport knowledge transfer between the university and the market, created to sustain the University of Porto’s third mission - the social and economic leverage of its generated knowledge.
By fostering the creation of technological, scientific and creative based companies and attracting national and international innovation centers, UPTEC contributes in a sustainable way to the growth of the North Region of Portugal.