How to start a business

How to start a business

A short introduction

cesah is contracted to run one of ESA's business incubators in Europe and supports young businesses and start-up companies with development, technical realisation and market implementation of new products and services concerning satellite navigation.

A major focus with regard to opening up new areas of application is in the field of transport aviation, maritime navigation, road and rail traffic - but also in geodesy and agriculture. An accurate position determination using satellite navigation is just as important as providing a high-precision time measurement which can be used for synchronization of telecommunication networks, measuring energy workload of power suppliers, accurate timing of complex transactions in banking, finance and insurance industry.

Thanks to the ESA initiative called the European Space Incubator (ESI) European entrepreneurs with innovative ideas receive help in getting their business started. cesah’s duty is to organise this process and to squire these businesses actively. This starts when an active search for promising ideas is engaged and ends in a Europe wide ESA alumni network.

ESI provides European entrepreneurs with a complete package of all they need through the initial and very challenging development period. This includes seed funding, office space, technology expertise, management support, networking and legal services.

Further Information on the ESA Business Incubation programme can be found on the web page of the ESA Technology Transfer Programme

Due to the international nature of this call, your applications as well as all contractual documents are to be written in English. Please download the actual application forms and the draft incubation contract here. You can download EFRE funding regulations here Feel free to contact us through cesah via or by phone if you have any question.

Selection campaigns in 2019 @ESA BIC Darmstadt

Sumbission Deadlines:

March 4, 2019 (until midnight)

May 6, 2019 (until midnight)

October 21, 2019 (until midnight)