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.

Next selection campaign deadline: 18th May 2015

Latest News

  • 17 February 2015

    ESA Space - Appathon Harwell 2015

    Tackling the world's greatest challenges; the Satellite Applications Catapult and the ESA BIC Harwell play host to the UK's ESA Space Appathon 2015....
  • 10 February 2015

    S&AO - New ESA BIC Harwell Incubatee Interview

    We chatted with our new ESA BIC Harwell incubatee: Sensors and Atmospheric Observations to find out all about them and see how they've found there first couple of months at RAL....



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