Spin your business From Earth to Space From Space to Earth

Start-ups Apply now - Spin your startup to new heights!

MIDNIGHT SUN CHALLENGE! Join ESA BIC Finland in Lapland at the Sodankylä Film Festival in June 2019 with space related business ideas!

Space industry is booming! It provides infinite opportunities to startups – sky is certainly not the limit here – aim higher and join us! We’ll help you reach new heights.


If you have an innovative idea how to use space technologies on Earth, develop new products and services in a non-space environment or you have invented something new and innovative for the space industry get in touch with the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre – we can offer:

  • Incubation Funding up to 75.000 EURO for product development and IPR
  • Growth Funding up to 10.000.000 EUR* for the best alumni companies, in milestones
  • Access to venture capital partners and business development loans
  • Up to 80 hours of technical support by world-class partners
  • Financial and Administrative support (e.g. office space, mentoring, business planning)
  • Business matchmaking, market testing, marketing advice, labs and other facilities
  • Right to use the ESA BIC brand to promote your business
  • Access to the international ESA BICs community
  • *By our co-funding partner Business Finland

Who can apply

You have an innovative idea that utilizes space technology, data or expertise and targets the non-space market, or you have developed something new and potentially interesting for the space market

Your company is not more than five years old, or you will start a new company

Your team is or will be located in innovative and startup-friendly Finland