Welcome to the ESA Business Incubation Centre Harwell

The space you need to get your business idea off the ground.

For any start-up, spin-out or entrepreneur, coming up with a great idea is just the first step. Turning it quickly and effectively into a winning commercial offering can be an even bigger challenge.

The European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre Harwell (PDF - 996kB - link opens in a new window) (ESA BIC Harwell) helps you to meet this challenge, enabling you to leverage the funding, support, skills and facilities you need to transform space technology and systems into a successful, vibrant, non-space related business.

Latest News

  • 20 November 2015

    MIRICO - New ESA BIC Harwell Incubatee Interview

    We chatted to Mohammed Belal from MIRICO, the latest addition to the ESA BIC Harwell, about how, with the ESA BIC’s support, they are developing a compact laser spectrometer with a whole host of potential applications....
  • 11 August 2015

    Insect Research Systems Ltd in Chemistry World

    A great article on how space technology brings benefits down to Earth featuring our very own recently graduated, Insect Research Systems Ltd....



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