ESA (Business Incubation Centre)

Type: Incubators and Coworking places
Location: Austria

Who are we?

Opened in 2016 as part of the Europe-wide BIC network, managed and coordinated by Science Park Graz in close partnership with accent Gründerservice the ESA BIC Austria draws on both organisation’s outstanding track record in high-tech business incubations – providing a unique environment geared exclusively to accelerating innovation and unlocking your commercial potential. With more than 10 years’ experience in business incubation, Science Park Graz and accent have so far supported more than 200 technology and innovation projects.


Which phases of startups do we support?

  • Business idea
  • Seed/startup
  • Growth

Startups from which industries are we servicing?

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Mobility and Transportation
ESA’s Business Incubation Centres (BICs), initiated by ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO), work to inspire entrepreneurs to turn space-connected business ideas into commercial companies and provide technical expertise and business development support.

What kind of services do we offer?

We offer a strong network and multiple funding opportunities for SMEs and industry players to boost their business by using space systems and technologies to support service innovation in multiple areas of the economy. To startups we offer:

Business know-how
  • Business development support and advice
  • Hands-on customized assistance

Innovating & intellectual property
  • Unique ESA technical support and expertise

Networking & matchmaking
  • Hub to international investors
  • Global networking for start-ups

  • Office space and shared facilities

Funding sources
  • 50.000 EUR funding

What is our vision?

“ESA BIC Austria is the place for entrepreneurs from research centers, universities, space and non-space business seeking to realize their innovative ideas and transfer technologies from space to other areas of the economy.”


How can you contact us?

In case of interest to participate or questions you can contact    


ESA BIC AUSTRIA, Stremayrgasse 16, 8010 Graz, Austria