to: 03 Sep 2020




For the first time the ESA Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom (ESA BIC UK) at the Higgs Centre for Innovation, Edinburgh will organise and run a 2 hour online application masterclass for the business incubation programme.

If you are a start-up looking to utilise space technologies, turning a great idea into a commercially viable business and if your approach is thinking out of the box, the ESA BIC UK is a good place to start. We are offering start-ups a competitive advantage through facilities, support and funding in the sum of £43,103.

With the aim of providing best practice, practical advice and tips on how to prepare and write a good application, the following content will be covered during the 2 hour masterclass:

Introduction and icebreaker:

  • Introduction to presenter/facilitator and icebreaker exercise
  • The purpose of the workshop
  • Aims of the workshop
  • What to consider as the writer
  • The purpose of the document
  • What to consider from a reader’s perspective
  • Goals and how to write them

Common themes:

Descriptions for business plans and funding proposals will be discussed with an interactive element:

  • Company & team
  • Value proposition
  • Approach/offer
  • Market
  • Competition
  • Business model
  • Risk
  • Costs & return on investment

The Writing Process:

  • Exam technique as an approach
  • The importance of research and referencing
  • Writing style

In summary you will learn how to:

  • Approach and write to the best effect
  • The ( unwritten) Do and Don’t in Applications

We look forward to welcoming you to this session. A link to join the session will be sent to all registered a few days before the event.