NL Space Campus’ members, strategic partnerships and network of experts, institutes, entrepreneurs and investors provide fertile ground for startups, scale-ups and other innovative companies. At the Campus new ideas develop and grow, and value is created by efficiently translating research into new services, business opportunities and products.
NL Space Campus houses key players from the Dutch Space sector. The campus is centrally located in the Zuid Holland region that is home to a complete chain of academic research and knowledge institutes, first, second and third-tier suppliers and end-users.
By facilitating the optimal environment and stimulating the sharing of knowledge and cross-sectoral thinking, NL Space Campus adds value for our members and network, for the commercialisation of ideas and for regional economic development.
Business Incubation Programme
SBIC Noordwijk is a space business innovation centre on the NL Space Campus. Its main activity is managing ESA BIC Noordwijk - the business incubation program of the European Space Agency in The Netherlands. This program helps entrepreneurs to realise their innovative business ideas based on space technology and/or data, by offering business, financial and technical support. It was the first BIC in Europe and as such, it has helped over 120 space based businesses to date. Since 2011, this program is managed by SBIC Noordwijk. The program has an extensive partner network both inside and outside the space industry, including coaches and investors.
Furthermore SBIC offers two more support programs for space based businesses:
The Soft Landing Program helps you move or relocate your space business to the Netherlands. Whether you want to join the ESA BIC Noordwijk program or just want to have a Dutch expansion or establishment, SBIC ensures a smooth transition within 6 months.
The Ignition Program is a pre-incubation program mainly designed to improve specific ESA BIC applications, resulting in a higher chance of acceptance. It can also be used for businesses to improve their model for it to fit the space industry.