Mr. Niels Eldering is Technology Transfer Officer at the Technology Transfer Programme Office of the European Space Agency (ESA). Niels was instrumental in the definition and set-up of ESA’s business incubation strategy and his main responsibility continues to be Technology Transfer and Business Incubation in Europe. The primary aim of the ESA Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs) is to provide support to entrepreneurs who wish to exploit space-based solutions into non-space markets. ESA currently has Business Incubation Centers in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, Italy, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal. Niels has chaired over 60 evaluation boards for start-up company selection and evaluated over 1.000 business ideas, including ideas filed for the European Satellite Navigation Competition.