Pre-incubation Program Lead - European Space Agency Business Incubation Center Denmark

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The European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre Denmark (ESA BIC DK) is looking for a hands-on, ambitious and self-driven Pre-incubation Program Lead with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.

The ESA BIC DK supports early-stage space-related startups to promote the commercialization of space technology and satellite data for the benefit of Danish industry, human welfare and society at large.

The ESA BIC DK comprises a national management unit located at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and three incubation hubs at the University of Aalborg, the University of Aarhus and at DTU in Kgs. Lyngby. The Pre-incubation Program Lead will play a key role at the ESA BIC DK by coordinating and ensuring the continuous development of a strong pre-incubation program, contributing to the development of a strong pipeline of candidates for the ESA BIC incubation program and by building collaboration with key stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The job 
In close collaboration with the ESA BIC DK team, the Pre-incubation Program Lead will:

  • Scout for new early-stage space-related startups and startups which can utilize space
  • Ensure continuous successful development and execution of our pre-incubation accelerator Launchpad
  • Coordinate and develop the ESA BIC DK pre-incubation activities in close collaboration with other stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Provide pre-incubation support for ESA BIC DK candidates
  • Build collaborations with stakeholders in universities, incubators and the entrepreneurial ecosystem for pre-incubation support for startups

Professional qualifications 
We are looking for a junior team member with:  

  • BSc or MSc within Business, Physics, Engineering or similar
  • Sharp eye for scouting and identifying new promising startup candidates
  • Experience with high-tech entrepreneurship
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills
  • Experience working with or in startups
  • Passion and interest in the latest startup trends
  • Basic technological and scientific literacy

We welcome applications from recent graduates.

Personal qualifications 
We are looking for a team member who is:  

  • Passionate about high-tech startups
  • A self-starter
  • Goal-oriented and hard-working
  • Creative and innovative and strive to continuously improve performance  
  • Thriving in a team-based setting  
  • Possessing networking skills
  • Having a passion for space

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international organization with a strategic focus on high-tech entrepreneurship. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great degree of freedom and flexibility in the position.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

You will be employed at DTU Space at the Technical University of Denmark.

You will be reporting to ESA BIC Denmark manager Sune Nordentoft Lauritsen. The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

We are looking for a candidate to fill the position as soon as possible. The duration of the appointment is until the end of 2024.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 13 December 2021 (Danish time). Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates.

If you would like additional information about the position, you are welcome to contact ESA BIC Denmark manager Sune Nordentoft Lauritsen, phone +45 23743569 or e-mail:

You can read more about ESA BIC Denmark on our homepage:

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Space has about 165 employees, an annual turn-over of about 150 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: space technology & instrumentation, earth observation & geoscience and space- & astro-physics

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.