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Open Call for Proposals for Incubators to join the ESA BIC Portugal
The Portuguese Space Agency, together with the IPN, want to strengthen the Incubation Centre of the ESA in Portugal, with new technological incubators. Applications are now open.
In addition to on-going and operational activity, such as in the field of SST, any new development in Portugal should thus be built upon the following principles:
Respond to strategic guidelines defined in Portugal Space 2030;
Respond to the high level objective set above;
Ensure negligible environmental/safety impact on ground and in space;
Invest towards significant socio-economic benefit;
Embrace partnerships nationally and internationally;
All these aspects justify aiming for a 6-fold increase of Portuguese Space budgets in the next years. The sections below summarise activities to be envisaged in the years to come. The implementation of such activities should be seen as a balance of investments through ESA and/or on a national basis.