If you are a (soon-to-be) startup founder that uses space technology or earth observation data, the date 15 March 2018 should be brightly highlighted in your calendar. Why? Because it is the application deadline for three high impact programmes:
The Rocket Programme is an intensive 10-week programme for startups that are in the early stages of development. The goal is to validate your business idea. By the end of this workshop series, you will have found out if your technology is viable and if there are customers for your product or service.
ESA Business Incubation Programme
ESA BIC Noordwijk is specialised in supporting startups that use space technology for earthly applications. The 2-year programme includes a € 50,000 incentive for development and IPR, as well as up to 80 hours of technology support from the European Space Agency.
Copernicus Incubation Programme
The Copernicus Incubation Programme is a new initiative meant to specifically boost European startups that use earth observation data in their product or service.
Whichever programme you are interested in, start your entrepreneurial journey by having a cup of coffee with SBIC Noordwijk Community Manager Martijn Leinweber to discuss the possibilities.
Information published with permission from the Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk. Their full newsletter is here.