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Prize 2014

The winner of the Netherlands region will receive an incubation package sponsored by the Netherlands Space Office, the Space Business Incubation Center Noordwijk (SBIC), and at the European Space Innovation Centre in Noordwijk.

  • Three months of free admission to the Space Business Incubation Center Noordwijk
  • 20 hours of business consulting
    • Business strategy (five hours)
    • Tax, accounting, and administrative support (four hours)
    • Business case building (11 hours)
  • technical support (tbd)
  • Above package valued at EUR 15,000
  • The winner will be able to apply for admission to the European Space Agency's Business Incubation Centre programme (ESA BIC) in Noordwijk and will be eligible for an additional EUR 50,000 in incentive funding from ESA and NSO, as well as an optional loan from Rabobank Bollenstreek.
  • The winner's involvement in ESA BIC Noordwijk will also enable them to benefit from the technical expertise of ESA at ESA/ESTeC and the rest of SBIC's extensive network.



Regional Events

Meet our regional partners and get informed about their regional challenge and prize:
2 April Woensdagmorgen.nl about Galileo
Time: 08:30 - 11:00
Venue: ESA BIC / European Space Innovation Centre, Noordwijk
Register here
15 April Regional and International Kick-off in line with the European Navigation Conference
Time: 16:10 - 17:40
Venue: World Trade Center, Rotterdam
Participation for this session is free of charge


Region
Netherlands

The Netherlands has always been a country of pioneers, innovators, and entrepreneurs, sailing the oceans and exploring space. Dutch companies and knowledge institutes in the high-tech sector are renowned for their technological excellence and are among the world's best in their market segments and niches. These properties make the Netherlands an excellent place to be for technical solutions to challenges society is facing today.

The Netherlands is a key player in space technology, and our scientific research is highly regarded. There is demand for our knowledge and expertise in Europe and the rest of the world. A number of Dutch companies and institutes help to build space instruments, satellites, and launch vehicles, while others provide satellite data services to companies, authorities, and citizens.

Applications of satellite data are becoming more and more important as drivers of economic activity. Through the National Satellite Data Portal, the Netherlands has also been one of the first European countries to make satellite data available for use in all types of innovative geospatial applications.

Meanwhile, the Netherlands is one of the founding members of ESA. The agency's technical testing and knowledge centre, ESTeC, is located in Noordwijk and employs over 2,000 people. Next to ESTeC is the Space Business Park, where several space-related companies have established their businesses. One of them is the European Space Innovation Centre, which provides space to promising start-up companies.


Regional Organiser
The Netherlands Space Office (NSO)

The Netherlands Space Office (NSO) was established by the Dutch government to develop and implement its country's long-term space programme. In addition to serving as the Dutch space industry's representative in international space organisations like ESA and NASA, NSO forms the central point of contact for the space community within the Netherlands. Moreover, NSO also seeks to educate the general public - and specifically students and teachers - about space (science, applications, and exploration) in an open and innovative manner. Finally, NSO invests in programmes that foster the commercial market for applications based on the utilisation of space data.


Regional Partners
SBIC / ESA BIC Noordwijk

CGI

South Holland province

Roland Berger

Zirkzee




 
Contact
Netherlands Space Office (NSO)
Mr Bert Meijvogel
Prinses Beatrixlaan 2
2595 AL Den Haag

Postbus 93144
2509 AC Den Haag
Netherlands

+31 88 60 24 529
Email
www.spaceoffice.nl











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