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New Proposal Deadline
Next Call Closing Date: December 1, 2021

Applications are accepted all year round for both the ESA BIC Ireland and ESA Spark Funding programmes, with 3 call deadlines each year. The next call closing date is December 1, 2021.

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Promoting the development of upstream and downstream applications by Irish companies

At ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland we are seeking entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for using space technology

Benefits

€50,000 Zero-Equity Funding

Receive up to €50,000 in zero-equity funding to support your business

Business Mentoring & Support

Receive business development support and advice

Access to Infrastructure & Facilities

Receive desk space at one of the Consortium Partners' facilities

Bespoke Training

Participate in workshops, seminars and training courses tailored specifically for ESA SCCI companies

Credibility of ESA and Enterprise Ireland brands

Build credibility through an association with the ESA and Enterprise Ireland brands

International Networking Opportunities

Become an active player in the ESA BIC-wide network, which operates across 18 ESA member states

Consortium Partners
Consortium Partners
Consortium Partners
Tyndall National Institute – Lead Partner

Tyndall National Institute – Lead Partner

Tyndall is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT materials, devices and systems.

MaREI

MaREI

MaREI is the world-leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, coordinated by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork.

Maynooth University

Maynooth University

MaynoothWorks Business Innovation Centre (BIC) supports a vibrant community where entrepreneurs develop their ideas and maximise their company’s potential.

Technological University of the Shannon

Technological University of the Shannon

The Athlone-based Midlands Innovation and Research Centre (MIRC) at Technological University of the Shannon (TUS)  – a location of ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland – provides incubation, technology transfer and business development supports to knowledge-based start-ups and makes available the resources and expertise of TUS to support client companies. 

University College Dublin

University College Dublin

NovaUCD is Ireland's leading innovation hub with a strong reputation and a proven track record in assisting start-ups to grow and scale internationally.

Consortium Partners
Consortium Partners
Key Stats
Key Stats
Find out how ESA BIC Ireland has grown and helped Irish companies since it was established in 2016.

Irish Companies Supported

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Amount of Investment Raised

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ESA BIC Ireland Case Studies
ESA BIC Ireland Case Studies
Access Earth

Access Earth

The goal of Access Earth is to build the world’s largest database of accessibility information.

Aerial AgriTech

Aerial AgriTech

Aerial Agri Tech's (AAT) solution addresses unprecedented change in the forest industry due the ever increasing threat of global warming by providing stakeholders with a platform to assess the extent of forest damage in near real time. 

Alcass Health Solutions

Alcass Health Solutions

Habitus Posture Ltd is a digital health company founded in 2016 to solve the global unmet need of injury and illness caused by prolonged sitting and poor posture in seated employees.

ApisProtect

ApisProtect

ApisProtect brings groundbreaking technology to commercial beekeeping.

AutoPlan

AutoPlan

AutoPlan is a PlanTech company positioned to help architects navigate an increasingly data driven world.

Danu Sports

Danu Sports

Danu Sports are developing an award-winning, wearable gait analysis system that will revolutionise injury & performance analysis in the sports & medical industries. 

Drone Consultants Ireland

Drone Consultants Ireland

Drone Consultants Ireland have created an aircraft/helicopter deployable drone system that can be dropped into remote locations providing an aerial view of that can be used to negate threats from natural disasters.

DroneSAR

DroneSAR

DroneSAR is a UAV search & rescue platform designed to rapidly execute autonomous aerial search patterns, capture & relay live drone video and offer a first person view solution for incident command when coordinating emergency first response across all sectors. 

Fieldy

Fieldy

Fieldy helps large agribusinesses gain insights into smallholder farmer dominated markets by creating crop forecasts for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Frequency

Frequency

Frequency is a software solution that utilises the recently installed on-board wi-fi and 4G tablet devices within airlines, in a singular, simple and easy to use solution.

GeoAerospace

GeoAerospace

GeoAerospace is a PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) geospatial information technology company focused on the critical infrastructure sector (energy and transport), with core expertise in spaceborne & airborne remote sensing, cloud platforms and machine learning.

Intelligent Implants

Intelligent Implants

Intelligent Implants is creating a new gold-standard for orthopaedics implants with SmartFuse wireless technology.

Motoklik

Motoklik

Motoklik is improving performance and safety in Motorsport through unique suspension data monitoring.

PixQuanta

PixQuanta

PixQuanta’s proprietary additive photosensor technology enables superior performance compared with wafer stacking, potentially at lower cost using a single wafer.

PlasmaBound

PlasmaBound

PlasmaBound’s licence-based technology offers to reduce multi-step, wasteful and unreliable assembly processes, to a single-step unit operation, improving structural bonding between various components.

ProvEye

ProvEye

Empowering the full potential of digital image data in Agriculture - ProvEye is a software company that specialises in processing vehicle mounted, UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and satellite based optical data.

Raceix

Raceix

Raceix is an Irish software company operating exclusively in the recreational marine sector.

Think Biosolution

Think Biosolution

Think Biosolution is building QuasaR™, a medical device that will be a virtual GP that attends to patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Tisalabs

Tisalabs

Tisalabs provide their customers with a solution that allows them to deploy, manage and monitor their IoT farm from a single pane of glass without security being compromised. 

Varadis

Varadis

Varadis designs and supplies some of the worlds’ most effective and dynamic radiation monitoring components, devices and systems to the globe's most recognised organisations.

waytoB

waytoB

waytoB develops assistive technology for training people with disabilities to become more independent. 

ESA Technology Transfer Demonstrator Companies
ESA Technology Transfer Demonstrator Companies
ATG Innovation

ATG Innovation

ATG Innovation Ltd. is the Irish subsidiary of ATG Europe and specialises in the development of advanced structural applications for the space industry, such as satellite central tubes and launcher interstages.

Composites Testing Laboratory

Composites Testing Laboratory

Composites Testing Laboratory (CTL) is the oldest independent laboratory for advanced composite materials testing in the EU

Eblana Photonics

Eblana Photonics

Eblana Photonics Ltd is a laser diode & optoelectronics designer and supplier

ÉireComposites

ÉireComposites

ÉireComposites has the expertise, capacity, and experience to manufacture serial production parts for the space sector.

Microchip Technology Ireland

Microchip Technology Ireland

Microchip Technology Incorporated is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs, which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company’s solutions serve more than 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace […]

O.C.E. Technology O.C.E. Technology

O.C.E. Technology

O.C.E. Technology is an Irish company setup to develop products and services for high-reliability embedded systems.

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What our startups say
Aerial AgriTech
Aerial AgriTech
Aerial AgriTech

"ESA BIC Ireland has been extremely supportive of our business since we entered the programme. We are provided with numerous networking opportunities and alerted about all activities at EU level. ESA BIC Ireland provides us with peace of mind that we have the right level of support at our disposal to enable us to turn our solution into a successful business in Europe and beyond."

AutoPlan
AutoPlan
AutoPlan

"We would recommend applying to be part of  ESA BIC Ireland to any Irish startup powered by remote sensing technologies. It gives you access to a fantastic network of like-minded startups in the space and regular events and updates curated by Peter Finnegan have created a supportive and innovative ecosystem."

Danu Sports
Danu Sports
Danu Sports

"We have great admiration for ESA and all things space related. As an innovation & technology focused company, being a part of Europe’s elite innovators is a great benefit to us. The support of ESA BIC Ireland has also added great credibility to our business, which has been critical in helping our company raise equity investment. In Ireland, it is very difficult to raise any form of funding and traction when you are an early-stage hardware innovator. ESA BIC Ireland is one of the only supports out there to help ambitious innovative companies get the funding, endorsements, support and credibility that they so badly need."

Drone Consultants Ireland
Drone Consultants Ireland
Drone Consultants Ireland

"DCI’s engagement with ESA BIC Ireland has seen a positive influence on our business and drive to move our project forward. Recognition as a leading company has improved our customer experience and given us valuable access to the space community."

DroneSAR
DroneSAR
DroneSAR

“ESA BIC Ireland was a big step forward for our company. Using the funding provided, we fully immersed ourselves into the space sector. This opened up so many more doors for us, which included partnerships with international companies, involvement in big international projects and further funding opportunities. ESA BIC Ireland had a very positive effect on our company development.”

GeoAerospace
GeoAerospace
GeoAerospace

"GeoAerospace joined ESA BIC Ireland in mid-2020 and the team at Tyndall and Enterprise Ireland has supported GeoAerospace in rapidly developing and forging connections across a powerful network of companies, which otherwise could have taken much longer to foster.  In what was undoubtedly one of the more challenging years in recent times to conduct business as a start-up, ESA BIC Ireland provided us with valuable support in terms of regular workshops and events, which were held online throughout the year. We very look forward to expanding on these relationships during the remainder of our time in ESA BIC Ireland."

Motoklik
Motoklik
Motoklik

"Being a part of ESA BIC Ireland has brought great credibility to our company when we approach customers in Central Europe. We are very grateful to be a part of this network, and know that the resources available through ESA BIC have given our start-up the boost it needed to secure private investor funding."

PixQuanta
PixQuanta
PixQuanta

"I would recommend the ESA BIC incubation programme to anyone who is at that early stage of their company's development where they are pre-revenue and need the supports to better understand their markets, while developing their product. ESA-BIC provided great support during PixQuanta’s project and created recognition of the company through its association with the ESA brand."

waytoB
waytoB
waytoB

"It has been very beneficial for waytoB to work with the team on the ESA BIC programme. We have received both technical and business support to help us define and achieve our company goals. We are delighted to be a part of this programme and cannot wait to see what we will have achieved by the end of it!"

Aerial AgriTech
AutoPlan
Danu Sports
Drone Consultants Ireland
DroneSAR
GeoAerospace
Motoklik
PixQuanta
waytoB
Funders

ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Enterprise Ireland.

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