Bedrijven en opdrachtgevers

BViT in 2010 in Noordwijk

ESIC “spaceport for high-tech businesses”


The European Space Innovation Centre (ESIC) provides offices with a professional infrastructure and image for entrepreneurs, start-ups and growing companies to help grow their business which is complemented with a range of business support services.


ESIC provides an impressive base to work from, allowing you to grow your business within a lively environment where you will have access to the skills, knowledge and experience of similar individuals and companies. Superb conference and seminar facilities with state-of-the-art presentation equipment ensure that you maintain a professional image.


ESIC is ideally situated next to ESA-ESTEC, the largest ESA-site, just off the N206 at the Space Business Park. The N206 provides excellent links to nearby cities such as Leiden, Haarlem, The Hague and Amsterdam. With it’s close proximity to Schiphol International Airport (34 min.), it’s the ideal location for international space related businesses.


ESIC business services are as broad as you might expect, and are based on the experience with high growth companies. The centre offers:

þ  Licence agreements starting from 1 month up to five years.

þ  Work spaces available: ‘flexdesk’, ‘workdesk’, flex office, studio or office.

þ  Central reception and switchboard

þ  Telephone answering in company name

þ  Photocopying, printing, faxing and post handling

þ  On-site meeting and conference facilities

þ  Ample parking

þ  Lunchroom & catering facilities

þ  Broadband and Wireless internet access available

þ  Site security and access control systems, providing 24 hour access

þ  CAT 6 structured wiring throughout the building including shared hosting facility.

þ  Special support for non-Dutch companies to set-up business easily

þ  Secretarial, accounting and legal services available

þ  Membership of BViT innovation network, linking centres and companies together



ESA Business Incubation Centre

On top of all this, ESIC offers Incubation Services for start-ups and spin-offs in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA).


ESA Business Incubation provides start-up companies with operational services, know-how in a high-tech environment and easy access to ESA’s technical specialists. Through the cooperation with BViT innovation network, NSO (Netherlands Space Office), TNO-Space (Applied Research Centre) and Rabobank (loans and private capital), it practically guarantees an optimized launch of your high-tech business.


The service package offered includes:

  1. pre-seed loans and access to other sources of finance;
  2. access to engineering support from experts from ESA and TNO;
  3. integrated IPR and Technology Transfer support;
  4. access to ESA and NSO resources such as test facilities, laboratories and workshops;
  5. "hands-on" assistance from BViT staff and experienced entrepreneurs
  6. Business planning and enterprise development support and advice;
  7. access to strategic partnerships and launching customers;
  8. access to local business networks and international high-interest groups;
  9. access to EBN, the European Business and Innovation Centre Network;
  10. Business Clustering support from BViT innovation network


BViT innovation network


Next to managing the building and the related business services, BViT offers access to a network of pioneering entrepreneurs in different stages of development. Within this network it develops methods to enable accelerated development such as the XLX-business training method and the ‘Cluster Incubation formula’. In line with ESA Business Incubation, it offers the possibility to further grow into a viable business in cooperation with complementary companies in an InnovationCluster. This BViT approach has been awarded in 2006 and 2007 as the ‘Best Science Based Incubator’ in Europe. This is the result of 10 years of private investment in the development of a support organisation that is entrepreneurial and highly successful. Most companies developed in the BViT innovation network is successful within less than 3 years.

Info & Aanmeldingsvoorwaarden: website ESA BIC Noordwijk

Informatie algemeen: Pim de Bokx ( 06-54247268

Informatie voor deelname: Toon Buddingh' (

Website nieuwbouw European Space Innovation Centre (ESIC):


Gemeente en provincie investeren in een bedrijfsverzamelgebouw


Op het SpaceBusinessPark komt een bedrijfsverzamelgebouw: het European Space Innovation Center (ESIC) Dit gebouw is bedoeld voor kleine startende of (door)startende ondernemingen met een ruimtevaartoriëntatie. Vanwege de grootte van hun ondernemingen kunnen zij veelal niet zelf een kavel kopen. Het bedrijfsverzamelgebouw biedt hiervoor uitkomst. ESIC is gepland op een kavel van 4.800 m2 grenzend aan bedrijventerrein ’s-Gravendijck. Naast de ruimtes voor individuele ondernemingen komen er gezamenlijke faciliteiten zoals een horecafunctie en vergaderruimtes. Om de ruimtes flexibel te maken en te realiseren moeten extra kosten worden gemaakt. De provincie Zuid-Holland heeft begin dit jaar kenbaar gemaakt de onrendabele top hiervan te dekken. Voorwaarde om dit gedrag te ontvangen was dat de gemeente het bedrag van € 454.500, - zou cofinancieren. Eind juni heeft de gemeenteraad van Noordwijk hiermee ingestemd. Er kan dus nu vol enthousiasme worden verdergegaan met de voorbereidingen en het verfijnen van het ontwerp.

BViT innovatienetwerk en NL Development ontwikkelen duurzaam complex geoptimaliseerd voor innovatieve bedrijven in pre-start, start, groei en innovatiefase. Naast voorzieningen voor innovatieve bedrijven zal er veel gelegenheid zijn voor ontmoetingen in het Grand Café en conferenties. Realisatie van het complex: medio 2010.


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