HUB Coimbra is based on the activities Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) has done in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) since 2014. The GO2Space activities will be a complementary activity that will allow to strengthen the existing HUB and reinforce the space economy in the region
IPN leads the first European Space Solutions Centre to host within the same entity and team the three ESA elements promoting downstream businesses: ESA Business Incubation Centre, ESA Brokers, and ESA Business Applications Ambassadors.
The incubator program foreseen for HUB Coimbra will be a tool to prepare startups to enter the market and seek for customers, partners and funding, e.g. to apply afterwards for ESA BIC Portugal.