Evaluation Process

The evaluation process at ESA BIC Bavaria follows ESA-specific rules and is thus the same as at every other ESA BIC.
  • Application deadline
    This is the last date for the submission of your proposal. Send in your application along with all the supporting documents (in digital form and as signed original versions). For dates please take a look at the calendar.

  • Tender Opening Board (TOB)
    Starts the evaluation process after the application deadline. Only formal requirements will be approved in this step.
    The board members include the ESA contract officer, ESA technical officer, AZO contract officer, and ESA BIC Bavaria project manager.

  • Tender Evaluation Board (TEB)
    This board will evaluate your company by means of defined evaluation criteria. During this evaluation, you will need to present your company in person and answer questions posed by the board. The board will then decide whether to accept you as an incubatee at ESA BIC Bavaria.
    The board meets on a quarterly basis. Keep this day free if you have applied or plan to do so. For dates please take a look at the calendar.

  • Incubation contract signing
    Should you be approved by the TEB, you will need to sign an incubation contract (included in the open call for proposals) and obtain a lease agreement for your chosen incubation location.

  • Start of incubation
    Before you can spend the budget allotted by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology, we have to request it from the government of Upper Bavaria. Ideally, we will have done so before your incubation starts, or during your first week at the latest. Please also take note of the following documents concerning your budget (De-minimis, ANBest-P).

    The incubation package also includes an optional loan from a local bank, which has to be arranged directly with the bank. You will need the following documents: SCHUFA information sheet, SCHUFA transmission, credit application, disclosure of personal and financial information. (The documents enclosed are an example from Kreissparkasse München Starnberg Ebersberg and may differ according to the respective local bank).