Opened in 2016 as part of the Europe-wide BIC network, managed and coordinated by Science Park Graz in close partnership with accent Inkubator GmbH the ESA BIC Austria draws on both organisation’s outstanding track record in high-tech business incubation – providing a unique environment geared exclusively to accelerating innovation and unlocking your commercial potential.

With more than 15 years’ experience in business incubation, Science Park Graz and accent have so far supported more than 200 technology and innovation projects.

ESA’s Business Incubation Centres (BICs), initiated by ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO), work to inspire entrepreneurs to turn space-connected business ideas into commercial companies, and provide technical expertise and business-development support.


Main partners are the Aeronautics and Space Agency (ALR) of the FFG, the Styrian Business Promotion Agency (SFG), the City of Graz and the Federal State of Lower Austria.

Local partners include Graz University of Technology, Medical University of Graz, University of Graz, FH Joanneum - University of Applied Sciences, CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences, Human.technology Styria (HTS), Green Tech Cluster Styria, AC Styria Autocluster, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Joanneum Research, Steiermärkische Sparkasse, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) and CERN Technology.