Space Startups Incubation Programme Deadline Extended

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Early stage space resources utilisation startups have more time to get their applications in for the European Space Resources Innovation Centre’s incubation programme.

The deadline for the programme, which offers non-dilutive funding in cash for up to €200,000, has been extended to 25 September.

To qualify, small and medium-sized enterprises must be incorporated no longer than 5 years ago and be active in the space resources utilization field, with a terrestrial and/or space application.

The first phase of the ESRIC programme can be followed remotely while for Phase 2 the selected startup needs to be registered and located in Luxembourg with R&D transferred to the grand duchy for the project scope. All applicants will be evaluated to make a pre-selection. The highest-ranked projects will pitch to an expert panel at the end of 2022 after which five startups will be selected for Phase 1. 

This is the second call from the centre, with the first attracting 33 applications. Click here for more details.

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