Applications are now open for ESA BIC Turin‘s new call for space start-ups with innovative technologies for upstream and downstream applications. Founding teams and young companies from any ESA membership country that will apply by September 9, 2022 will be able to join the largest community of space companies in Europe and enter its dedicated incubation program.

The selected companies will receive a financial contribution of €50,000, for both product development and intellectual property management, as well as business coaching and mentoring services, technological support, assistance in fundraising activities and access to a vast network of partners, including large companies, investment funds and research institutions of international relevance.

ESA BIC Turin was launched in November 2021 thanks to the synergy between I3P, Politecnico di Torino and LINKS Foundation, which together won the selection made by the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency to found and manage the centre. The project can count on the I3P incubator’s consolidated experience in the world of innovative start-ups, the strong scientific expertise of its technological partners, and the support of a wide network of actors from the institutional, industrial and financial spheres.

In the last months, 8 start-ups were selected and incubated after the first round of the call: AdapTronics, Astradyne, Hipparcos, Kurs Orbital, Mespac, Space V, Synchropal, Volta Structural Energy. Their proposed solutions include space robotics and logistic systems, structural batteries for future satellite applications, innovative solar panels, greenhouses to enable the cultivation of terrestrial plants on space modules, and services for environmental monitoring and security in telecommunications.

To find out more and apply your project within September 9 in order to join the incubation program, please visit the dedicated page – – or contact ESA BIC Turin.