In order to provide a platform for space technology transfer in Flanders, ESA, together with BELSPO and the Flemish Government opened an ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) in Geel, Belgium on 1st June 2012. This BIC, called ESA BIC Flanders, is the seventh ESA BIC site in Europe and is managed by Innotek, a knowledge centre with more than 25 years experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, business development and incubation.
ESA BIC Flanders offers an incubation programme, that provides financial, technical and networking support throughout the entire process of company foundation - from formulating an initial concept to opening for business.
Together with its first-class partners, ESA BIC Flanders is the ideal docking site for start-ups seeking to realise their business ideas and transfer technologies from the aerospace sector to other areas of the economy. Start-up firms that utilise satellite navigation and communication, earth observation, robotics, mechatronics, or other aerospace-related technologies can apply for admission to the ESA BIC Flanders.
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