ESA BIC Comunidad de Madrid is an initiative driven by three departments of the Regional Government (the Department of Education, Youth and Sports; the Department of Economy, Finance and Employment; the Department for the Presidency, Justice and Spokesperson’s Office) led and managed by Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d (Knowledge Foundation). ESA’s economic contribution has been secured through its Spanish delegation formed by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness through the State Secretariat of Research, Development and Innovation, and the Centre for Industrial and Technological Development (CDTI).
The strategic partners include public and private institutions such as the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (COIT – Official Association of Telecommunications Engineers), the Cluster Aeroespacial de la Comunidad de Madrid (Aerospace Cluster of the Region of Madrid), the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA – National Institute of Aerospace Technique), the Empresa Nacional de Innovación (ENISA – National Innovation Company), and the ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) located in Villafranca del Castillo.
Technical support to the companies is guaranteed thanks to the participation of the public universities network of the Region of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos) and the Parque Científico de Madrid (Madrid’s Scientific Park).
The head office of this project is situated in the Centro de Emprendedores (Entrepreneurs’ Centre) of the Region of Madrid in Getafe.