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About us

ESA BIC Turin is managed by I3P, the business incubator of Politecnico di Torino, with the technological support of Politecnico di Torino and LINKS Foundation.

I3P has more than 20 years of experience in supporting innovative deep-tech startups with high growth potential founded by university researchers, students and external entrepreneurs, providing strategic consulting services, coaching, mentoring, fundraising support and spaces.

Technological partners
Politecnico di Torino is one of the most important universities in Europe for engineering and architecture studies, strongly committed to technology transfer and collaboration with industries. Laboratories and research groups active in different departments and research centers covers all the relevant technological domains for upstream and downstream aerospace applications.

LINKS Foundation represents a central node in Turin's research and innovation ecosystem. It aims to promote, conduct and enhance innovation processes and research projects that have a public benefit purpose and that can have an impact on the local territory while maintaining their international relevance. The foundation has strong expertise in many technical domains related to space activities, from science and technology to engineering and operations.

Institutional partners

Institutional partners provide support for the activities of ESA BIC Turin, grants and loans for incubated start-ups, and access to the local industrial ecosystem. In addition to the contribution of ESA and ASI, the Piedmont Region will provide grants for start-ups, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and the Turin Chamber of Commerce will provide financial support for the operations.


Large firms and innovative SMEs are involved in mentoring activities and provide support for the integration of start-ups in the aerospace value chain.

Research Organizations

Research organizations represent a gateway to access scientific skills and resources for technology development.


Partner investors will evaluate start-ups for capital injections along the whole life cycle. They are specialized in different stages of entrepreneurial finance (from seed funding to growth capital).

We are open to new partnerships with corporations, investors and research centers.

Contact us if your organization wishes to join ESA BIC Turin!