ESA BIC Greece
ESA BIC Greece (European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre Greece) is the Business Incubator of ESA in Greece. The incubator’s primary goal is to strengthen the Greek space ecosystem with the introduction of five new successful space-related startups every year. The incubated startups should either exploit space technology in non-space markets (spin-off) or become suppliers to the space sector (spin-in).
ESA BIC Greece is part of the largest space innovation network in the world. It offers a comprehensive support package with business coaching, technical expertise, networking, access to funding, and legal advice perks to support startups in accelerating their business and technology development.
ESA BIC Greece is not only essential for supporting entrepreneurs and startups from the development of a business idea to full commercialization, but also underpins the creation, growth, and strengthening of the space cluster in Greece, contributes to the national innovation and space strategies, encourages further uptake of space-based services, supports the transfer of technologies from or to the space sector, and creates jobs and economic growth.
ESA BIC Greece is operated by Corallia, a unit of Research Center Athena, with the support of the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance and more than 70 other organisations that have identified the creation of ESA BIC Greece as a key element in the development plan of the Greek Space Industry.
ESA BIC Greece Stakeholders
Corallia a unit of the Research Center Athena is tasked with implementing the ESA BIC Greece. This will be accomplished in collaboration with more than 65 supporting organisations. Those supporters are Ministries and Public Agencies, Universities, Research Centers, Industry, Financing Institutions, Associations and Networks, other ESA BICs and Civil Society NFPs in Greece and ESA Members. The Greek Ministry of Digital Governance has identified the creation of the ESA BIC Greece as a key element in the development plan of the Greek Space Industry