The Electrospinning Company moves into ESA BIC Harwell

The European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre Harwell (ESA BIC Harwell) has announced that its first tenant is The Electrospinning Company, a developer of materials for the biomedical research industry.

Managed by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the ESA BIC Harwell will complement the work of the International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC) by offering a focussed package of technical expertise and business support for up to 10 start-up businesses every year.

The Electrospinning Company uses an established process called electrospinning, in which electrical charge is used to produce extremely thin fibres, one hundred times thinner than a human hair, which are used in biotech research such as the development of new stem-cell therapies to repair or replace damaged organs in the body.

As a tenant of ESA BIC Harwell, The Electrospinning Company will receive a support package that includes up to £41,500 towards the protection of intellectual property, design, prototyping and market studies; easy access to STFC’s and ESA’s technical knowledge; well-equipped offices; and a business champion from STFC to help with business planning.