On 28th October, 2022, European Space Agency (ESA) and Industrial Development Agency JSC (Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.) signed a contract establishing ESA BIC Poland.
An agreement establishing ESA BIC Poland between IDA and ESA was signed on 28th of October at the conference “10 years of Poland in ESA” at the Ministry of Development and Technology
The agreement was signed by Cezariusz Lesisz, President of the Industrial Development Agency JSC and Sebastian Dabski, Vice President of the Industrial Development Agency JSC. ESA was represented by Josef Aschbacher, ESA Director General.
ESA BIC Poland joins Europe’s largest network of technology incubators as the 26th ESA BIC!
ESA BIC Poland’s tasks include:
- promoting entrepreneurship;
- supporting cooperation between science, business and administration;
- activities that strengthen international cooperation; and support for the SME sector.
ESA BIC Poland will select and incubate 35 companies in the next 5 years and it will be based in Warsaw and Rzeszów.
“Becoming a member of the ESA has paved the way for the creation of the space industry in our country, including through participation in ESA projects and programmes, as well as gaining access to the research infrastructure,” Król said.
Meanwhile, POLSA’s CEO Grzegorz Wrochna hailed Poland’s entry to the ESA as the beginning “of the era of modern expansion.”
ESA Business Incubation Centre Poland
For more information, please contact:
Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.
Nowy Świat 6/12, 00-400 Warszawa
Phone: +48 22 695 3681