Step 1

Who can apply?

New or existing companies
less than 5 years old.
Based in Catalonia or has a delegation in Catalonia
· Space connection
· Viable business plan

Does your business have a space connection?

To apply for the ESA BIC Barcelona, you must have a strong
and innovative space connection. This includes:

Downstream – Your idea is about utilising space systems or exploiting space technology in a non-space domain, in one of the following areas:
Satellite Navigation
Earth Observation
Satellite Communication
Technology Transfer
Software or Firmware
Knowledge, processes
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Upstream – Your idea is about exploiting new technology in the space domain, or you intend to be active as a supplier to the space sector, in one of the following areas (including systems, sub-systems, components, and services):
Ground systems
Human spaceflight

Step 2

Contact us for introducing your business project and receiving all information about the program.

Elisabet Vilchez Torralbo
ESA BIC Barcelona Manager
Tel: +34 687 19 16 56

Step 3
and read the open call documents. We can provide one personalized coaching
session to help you complete the application to ESA BIC Barcelona.

Step 4

Fill in the application documents: Cover letter, Bussines plan, incubation proposal.

Step 5

Submit application online, send the files to with subject
«ESA BIC Barcelona Application – [Start-up Name]». Next application deadline: XXXX :
If you miss the deadline, your application will be evaluated with the next open call batch

Step 6

Evaluation 1. Formal check of application documents in Tender Opening Board (TOB).
Wait for the notification.

Step 7

Evaluation 2. Invitation to Tender Evaluation Board (TEB) meeting.
Pitch your Business Plan and present your company.

Step 8

If approved. Sign the incubation contract. Incubation start!