Take your business off the ground

Together with our first-class partners, ESA BIC Sweden is the place for entrepreneurs from research centres, universities, space and non-space business seeking to realise their innovative ideas and transfer technologies from space to other areas of the economy.

The ESA Business Incubation Centre Sweden opened in December 2015 and is managed by Arctic Business in the Northern Region, Uppsala Innovation Centre in the Capital Region, and Innovatum in the Western Region.


  • 50.000 € for product development and IPR (financed by ESA and Vinnova)
  • Business development support from one of the three Swedish ESA BIC Incubators of your choice; Arctic Business, Innovatum or Uppsala Innovation Centre
  • Technical Support of 80+ h from our Technical partners and other partners
  • Effective workplaces for up to 24 months
  • Be part of Swedens space startup community

More information here!

Take your business international


New for this year is the chance to get help with internationalization via a well established collaboration between seven European incubators: SetSquared in Great Britain, INiTS in Austria, Imec in Belgium, i3P in Italy, Utrechtinc in Holland, Montpellier in France and ESA BIC Sweden through Uppsala Innovation Centre.

The EuroIncNet network’s gathered compentence, methods and contacts work as a platform for ESA BIC startups to land and act on. This can be used to create business relations and get country specific advice on local representation and market establishment.

For more information, contact Monica

Monica Hedberg
External Consultant
Program manager ESA BIC Sweden