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The ESA Business Incubation Centre in Portugal is looking for teams or startups up to 5 years old to use space technologies or systems to work on innovative solutions in a non-space environment (spin-offa), or exploitation of non-space technology in the space market (spin-inb).
To submit your proposal in 2018, please consider the deadlines of 9th March, 5th June and 5th November 2018 (23:59 GMT, Lisbon time zone), and the documents presented below. All proposals should be sent by email to and a signed hardcopy of the proposal shall be sent to IPN, to the following address:

Instituto Pedro Nunes, EdifĂ­cio A
At. Carlos Cerqueira
Rua Pedro Nunes, 3030-199 Coimbra

ESA BIC PT BAP Business Plan
ESA BIC PT BAP Cover Letter, Requirements Checklist, Space Connection, Executive Summary
ESA BIC PT BAP Incubation Proposal
ESA BIC PT BAP Tables & Figures
ESA BIC PT Call for Proposals
ESA BIC PT Draft Contract - If applying for Cascais (at DNA Cascais)
ESA BIC PT Draft Contract - If applying either for Coimbra or Porto (Instituto Pedro Nunes or UPTEC)
ESA BIC PT Draft Tenancy Agreement
ESA BIC PT Invitation to Tender
Innovation Readiness Levels
a) The use of space technologies or systems to work on innovative solutions to non-space markets (tourism, health, automotive, agriculture, logistics, etc.).

b) The "spin-in" products and services shall address innovative solutions, possibly in conjunction with new business models, for the future space industry, aka "Space 4.0". "Spin-in" encompasses solutions for optimising or developing processes, components, subsystems (up to an entirely new space system), all along the space value chain of payloads, satellites, launchers and ground stations, from concept definition, construction, manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing all the way to launch, operations, and evaluation, using for instance COTS from non-space sectors, contemporary automation, big data, data exchange and manufacturing technologies, such as 3D-printing