The ESRIC startup support programme is the world's first accelerator and support scheme dedicated to space resources. It is open to start-ups worldwide, and interested candidates are invited to submit their applications by 23 January 2022.
TheEuropean Space Resources Innovation Centre(ESRIC) has launched a unique worldwide incubation programme entirely dedicated to space resources utilisation. The so-called Startup Support Programme (SSP) is aimed at supporting space startups in the development of space resources technology with terrestrial and/or space applications.
Three phases to develop space resources start-ups
The objective of the ESRIC SSP is to support start-ups in the critical early-stage ventures activities in 3 phases building on each other:
Phase 1 (3 months): Concept validation
Phase 2 (24 months): Incubation & Financial support for Prototyping and POC testing activities
Phase 3 (36 months): Business development
The objective is to strengthen and foster the development of a space resources ecosystem, leading to the next generation of space resources related business ideas.