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Coordinator (Incubator/accelerator)


Coordinator website

Year Established



Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía, Avda. Juan López Peñalver, 21 29590 - MÁLAGA - ESPAÑA, 29590, Málaga (Spain)


Social Media

Contact information

Álvaro Simón de Blas
+34 951010504

Contact information

Sandra Garcia
+34 951010505



Bic Euronova, the European Businesses and Innovation Center (CEEI) of Malaga, is a company formed by public and private capital, founded in 1991 on the initiative of the Commission of the European Communities, to support the creation of innovative SMEs, boost the implementation in progress of new innovative activities in existing SMEs and Public Administrations. 

The objective of BIC Euronova is to promote the development of innovative and technology-based companies, therefore it has support services for them that are installed in the incubator as: personalized advice to entrepreneurs with training content in management, marketing, consulting and technology; debates, forums, etc. In addition, it is important to materialize their objetives in a Business Plan, therefore, BIC Euronova has a tool in computer support for telematic advice in the preparation of the Business Plan, also startups and companies count with permanent tutoring and information services to continue growing and developing.

In this way, BIC Euronova hosts companies in the ICT sector with which it collaborates, whose activities, among others, are 3D printing and prototyping, application development, architectural services, integral and advanced solutions with engineering projects, drone and RPAS manufacturers as well as industrial consultancy with activity in the aerospace and renewable sector, automation of industrial processes, and software development among other activities.

Bic Euronova, el Centro Europeo de Empresas e Innovación (CEEI) de Málaga, es una empresa formada por capital público y privado, fundada en 1991 por iniciativa de la Comisión de las Comunidades Europeas, para apoyar la creación de PYMES innovadoras, impulsar la puesta en marcha de nuevas actividades innovadoras en las PYMES existentes y a las Administraciones Públicas.

El objetivo de BIC Euronova es impulsar el desarrollo de empresas innovadoras y de base tecnológica, por ello cuenta con servicios de apoyo para las mismas que se instalan en la incubadora como: asesoramiento personalizado a los empresarios/emprendedores con contenidos formativos de gestión, marketing, consultoría y tecnología, debates, foros, etc. Además, es importante materializar la planificación empresarial en un Plan de Empresa, por ello, BIC Euronova dispone de una herramienta en soporte informático para el asesoramiento telemático en la elaboración del Plan de Empresa, contando además las startups y empresas con servicios permanentes de tutoría información para seguir creciendo  y desarrollándose.

De este modo, BIC Euronova cuenta con empresas del sector TIC en sus instalaciones a las que asesora y con las que colabora, cuyas actividades, entre otras, son la impresión 3D y prototipado, desarrollo de aplicaciones, servicios de arquitectura, soluciones integrales de ingeniería avanzada con proyectos de ingeniería, fabricantes de drones y RPAS así como consultoría industrial con actividad en el sector aeroespacial y renovable, la automatización de procesos industriales, y el desarrollo de software entre otras actividades.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

The activities of the hub are well aligned with the Spanish national initiative for digitising industry, Industria Conectada 4.0.

BIC Euronova, as an instrumental company from the Innovation Agency, supports the digitalization of Andalusian companies through the active national initiative industry 4.0, where the Innovation Agency is participating.

The Incentive Program for the Promotion of Industrial Research, Experimental Development and Business Innovation, with an initial budget of 84 million euros until 2020, was launched in July last year and supports projects of companies from all sectors . The call includes three lines: Promotion of International R + D + i, Leadership in Open, Strategic and Singular Innovation and Support for Business R + D + I.

In addition, the IDEA Agency also has available to the Andalusian companies the Program of Incentives for Industrial Development, the Improvement of Competitiveness, Digital Transformation and Employment Creation, with the objective of promoting productive investment and advanced services for improve competitiveness and increase the productive fabric of Andalusia in order to boost economic growth and stable and quality employment.

In addition, it aims to achieve the industrialization of Andalusia, moving towards an industry 4.0, the promotion of innovation and technological development in companies, the organizational improvement of companies and their digital transformation with a budget of 157.5 million euros.

The activities of this hub seem well alligned with the regional ESIF investments in the following areas:

  • 082 - ICT Services and applications for SMEs 
  • 066 - Advanced support services for SMEs and groups of SMEs

Market and Services


  • Real estate, renting and business activities
  • Education
  • Life sciences & healthcare
  • Community, social and personal service activities

TRL Focus

  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration

Services provided

  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Pre-competitive series production
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Market intelligence
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

UBIKWA SYSTEMS (INSYLO product): key partners; channels to market; customer segment.

UBIKWA SYSTEMS has developed INSYLO, a disruptive solution that will change the way compound feed stocks are managed in the livestock farms. It is composed by a low cost device, installed on top of the silos, and a powerful cloud platform with all the services needed by farmers and his suppliers, the feed compounders. Farmers can remotely control the compound feed stocks and send the silo refilling orders by a simple click. Feed compounders have direct access to the stocks of his customers and get forecasting reports of future demand. With this data they can optimize the production and the delivering routes.

UBIKWA needs: self-assessment: key partners; channels to market; customer segment.

BIC EURNOVA has supported UBIKWA with an international market research; selection of the potential markets according to the product features; SWOT analysis of those chosen markets; overview of the country/countries situation; providing an analysis of competitors and suppliers, and an analysis of the barriers to entry encountered; providing the regulation in force of the field of the farming market.



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On off Engineering: acceleration/mentoring/commercial advice/internationalization

BIC Euronova supports On Off Engineering in their development to provide engineering services for industry 4.0.

On Off Engineering is specialized in automated systems:

- Automation of industrial processes.

- Conversion of machinery.

- Process Improvement.

- Design and set up of special machines.

-Systems integration.
(Test equipment, vision systems, SCADA systems).

On Off needs:


-Customer relationships;

-Channels to market;

-Customer segments.

BIC Euronova has given support to ON OFF Engineering identifying key partners, studying the potential markets they have still not entered, and the appropriate distribution channels to meet demand, in order to define strategy and commercial efforts.

More details:

Services BIC Euronova provides:

Incubation / accelerator

Permanent tutorship

Business strategy

Commercial advice

Financial advice



Awareness creation

Access to funding and investor readiness services

Collaborative researchs

Sensowave: technology test/acceleration/mentoring/commercial advice/internationalization

BIC Euronova has supported Sensowave with different services to help them to develop their products for industry 4.0

Sensowave is a technological company aiming to improve safety and efficiency in sectors like industry and farming by providing innovative solutions based on IoT (Internet of Things). Their professional skills include hardware design, app design, machine learning algorithms, opto-mechanical design.

One of their smart industrial solutions is "VardiaN". VardiaN is like a GuardiaN angel, keeping an eye on the worker location and activity, using GNNS and sensors that can be either on the smart phone of the worker or in the PPE. Platform of Personal Protective Wearables and Big Data Analysis: Early Detection and Emergency Management.

Another smart solution they have is Digitanimal for precision livestock farming.


-Testing their products in an international environment

-Customer relationships;

-Channels to market;

-Customer segments.

Having completed the prototype development level, BIC Euronova supported them when testing and refining their prototype in large-scale end users trials in a working test bed environment involving a minimum of 2 European countries (France and Ireland) while realising the business potential for their products simultaneously.

BIC Euronova mobilized end user ecosystems across different European regions, through its network (EBN), in order to identify and engage relevant end users in participating in the trials of the new services/applications. Partners located in many of these regions have excellent relationships in place with their regional agri-food ecosystems.The goal of this task is to show that the new services/applications are designed to work at European instead of national or regional level.

"Thanks to the testing stage we have validated our product (platform and devices). In fact we have sold around 150 units in different countries.

We have been conducting several meetings with farmers, farmers associations, authorities and distributors in order to collect their feedback to improve the solution. Algorithm and user interface adaptations were performed during the test stage. Improvements in the hardware are under review in order to design and manufacture a new version of our device collecting user experiences.

During the test stage around 500k samples of livestock animals’ data were collected"


BIC Euronova has given support to SENSOWAVE identifying key partners, studying the potential markets they have still not entered, and the appropriate distribution channels to meet demand, in order to define strategy and commercial efforts.

More details:


Organizational form

Public Private Partnership



Number of employees


Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope



  • Regional funding
  • Private funding
  • Other



Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization



Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization



Partner Type

Regional government


  • Cyber physical systems
  • Robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Mobility & Location based technologies
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • New media technologies
Last updated: 28/08/18 07:42