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17 - 18 August CEST

ESA BIC Application Workshop

Join our application writing workshop to increase your chance of being accepted into a European Space Agency Business Incubation Center (ESA BIC)! 

ESA BIC Sweden is an incubation programme for entrepreneurs interested in evolving their space-connected business ideas into commercially successful start-up companies. Being accepted to ESA BIC Sweden is a unique opportunity to join Europe’s flourishing space ecosystem. Accepted start-ups receive:

  • Funding of 500 000 SEK for product development and IPR
  • Technical Support up to 80 hours through technical partners
  • Access to ESA IP bank for commercialization
  • Access to the international ESA BIC community and international ESA events
  • Business development support and office facilities for up to 24 months
  • Preferred access to experts, suppliers, and investment capital

The next deadline for applicants is the 13th September and, as one of the Swedish ESA BICs, Innovatum Science Park is offering potential applicants the chance to get a head start on their application. 

We know that you need a high-quality business plan to succeed, and a critical part of applying to an ESA BIC is suitably presenting your business idea’s space connection. During two lunch webinars, we will introduce you to the initial assessment principles so that you can learn about ESA BIC Sweden’s expectations and receive practical tips on how to communicate your space connection clearly. 

The criteria differs depending on whether your business idea is ‘upstream’ or ‘downstream’. Read on to find out which event is most relevant for you.

All you need to know

The two lunch webinars will take place online from 12:00 – 13:00 on the 17th and 18th of August. Once you have registered you will receive a link to join the events online.

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Abdalla Eltayeb
Technical Advisor for Space Startups

At the downstream workshop we will have Abdalla Eltayeb. He has experience working at a satellite data focused startup and has extensive knowledge with integrating space into a technical solution to ensure it meets ESA BIC Sweden’s innovation height requirements for downstream applications. Abdalla works as a technical advisor for startups at Innovatum Science Park. His presentation will showcase a few exemplary companies that will help clarify how one should integrate space into their respective business case and application.


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Mats Andersson
Chairman of the Board, Forsway Scandinavia AB

At the upstream workshop we will have Mats Andersson sharing some of his experiences of how a very small company can get interest, letters of intent, and contracts from very large companies. Mats has more than 30 years international satellite and telecom experience working at various engineering and management positions at e.g., Ericsson (in Canada, England, and Sweden) and as project and department manager at Saab Ericsson Space (Gothenburg, Sweden). He is the Chairman of the Board of two companies working with satellite communication, Forsway Scandinavia AB and Satcube AB.


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