Do you want to become a space entrepreneur?

Do you want to

LAUNCHPAD is a 12-day European Space Agency (ESA) BIC DK pre-incubation accelerator summer program for selected entrepreneurs to create moonshot startups using space to benefit earth.

LAUNCHPAD 2020: August 10th-21st / DTU Skylab, Copenhagen, Denmark

The World's First Pre-Incubation Accelerator for Space Tech

Do you have an idea for a startup?

or maybe you want to join a startup?

or maybe you even have a early-stage startup?

Then LAUNCHPAD is for you.

Take a look our LAUNCHPAD 2020 Promo-video below

What’s in it for me, you might ask.


    • Access to all-day Workspace at DTU Skylab
    • 48h Creativity Mindset Bootcamp
    • Specialized Business Development Support
    • Technical Support
    • Workshops & Talks
    • ESA BIC DK Incubator Application Support
    • Demo Day with Pitching in-front of Venture Capitalists
    • 5 ECTS in Space Innovation at DTU

And don’t worry, attending LAUNCHPAD is completely free-of-charge.

Any requirements to participate?

If you intend to register your startup in Denmark you have met all the requirements necessary to apply for LAUNCHPAD.

We do not require you to have a university degree.


Three startups will be selected as the winners of LAUNCHPAD 2020, and will be awarded a pre-seed grant provided by Otto Bruuns Fond, and business support by ESA BIC DK preparing the startup for applying for the ESA BIC DK 1-year incubation program.

First Place

25.000 DKK pre-seed grant + 25h post-LAUNCHPAD Business Support

Second Place

15.000 DKK pre-seed grant + 15h post-LAUNCHPAD Business Support

Third Place

10.000 DKK pre-seed grant + 10h post-LAUNCHPAD Business Support



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What happens after LAUNCHPAD?

Successful startups will have the opportunity to apply for the next Open Call for the ESA BIC DK 1-year Incubation Program, and if accepted, be given:

    • 50.000 Euro Grant
    • 80 Hours of Tech Support
    • Specialized Business Development
    • Access to Investors & Funding
    • Access to the ESA BIC network with more than 20 hubs in all of Europe

Founders of Tomorrow x LAUNCHPAD

This summer, you have the opportunity to spend a full three weeks diving deep into space entrepreneurship. LAUNCHPAD by ESA BIC DK has partnered with Founders of Tomorrow in 2020.

22-26 June 2020 / Copenhagen, Denmark

Founders of Tomorrow is an immersive and inspiring educational experience designed for you with passion for technology and creating a positive impact in the world. During the five-day program, you will, together with more than 60 fellow changemakers, learn about purpose-driven innovation, exponential technologies and entrepreneurship. 

You will have to apply through the Founders of Tomorrow website to apply for both programs, or press the button below!