The ESA Business Incubation Centre Switzerland (ESA BIC Switzerland) is a nationwide initiative that opened in 2016, powered by the European Space Agency (ESA) and one of the world’s leading universities: ETH Zurich.

The program offers broad support packages to entrepreneurs and young start-ups for exploiting space systems or technologies to develop their non-space business on earth or using a technology from earth for an application related to space.

In the last 4 years the ESA BIC Switzerland has incubated 32 startups. Out of 32, 26 startups are aligned with the UN SDGs.