Spain (and Madrid) is an established European Space actor, and one of the main investors and technological powers in the space sector in Europe (ranging 5th after France, Germany and Italy). Spain’s position in the European Space sector is the result of a collective effort by Spanish authorities and businesses during 40 years, and Spanish space actors are present in all space domains.
The HUB already has long track-record in supporting space-based start-ups:
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has been an Incubator Centre of ESA BIC Madrid Region since 2015 (1 of 4 centres in Spain). The ESA BIC node of UC3M has incubated 17 start-ups (43,6% of total number of incubates in Madrid Region 4 centres).