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Space Industry is Booming – Spin Your Business to New Heights with Us!

Above: the amazing ROOM X meeting room for our companies

Above: AddComposites team at work

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Business Incubation Centre in Finland was founded in 2017 to support aspiring innovative entrepreneurs and young ambitious start-ups financially and technically to reveal their full space potential. We are part of the wide European ESA-BIC network. We help you to introduce new technologies to the ESA and its partner network or to transfer existing ESA space technologies from hardware to data such as satellite data to terrestrial uses, whether consumer, business or both.

We welcome ideas and business models proposing New Space solutions and technologies from positioning and navigation to communications, robotics, nanosatellites, Augmented Reality, autonomous driving, self-navigating and self-flying devices, ships and vehicles, novel materials, Artificial Intelligence, innovations specifically for arctic conditions, gaming, just to mention a few.

Our home base A Grid offers dozens of great meeting and presentation facilities. In the area there are numerous restaurants and a shopping mall – all accessible by the metro (station: Aalto University). 

As long at least a part of your business model is soundly based on utilizing or improving space solutions, you are welcome to send us your proposal. Finally, the sky is NOT a limit!


You can also contact Mr. Kimmo Isbjörnssund, ESA BIC Finland Manager

The European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre in Finland is located at the campus of the globally highly ranking Aalto University in Espoo, at the new A Grid start-up and innovation center. ESA BIC Finland will give your business a boost including office space, financial support and access to a great technology and business support ecosystem. Our partner in the Turku region in South-Western Finland is Turku Science Park.

Europe’s largest start-up event, SLUSH, also a spin-off of Aalto University opens next door every Autumn, alongside with many other events and opportunities. Finland in general and the Helsinki metropolitan area in particular performs very well in the global liveability indexes for the best cities to live and locate your business in.

Come have a great time with us and spin your business to new heights. If you have questions please get in touch!

Your contacts for ESA BIC Finland:

Location: A Grid, Otakaari 5, 02150 Espoo, Finland

Mr. Kimmo Isbjörnssund, Head of ESA BIC Finland +358 50 443 68 55 kimmo.isbjornssund@esabic.fi

Mr. Timo Huttunen, ESA BIC Finland, Turku Site +358 40 7192335 timo.huttunen@turkusciencepark.com