INTERGEO is the biggest international fair in the field of geoinformation – this year, three start-ups from the European-wide ESA BIC network had the chance to exhibit at the ESA Space Solutions stand: OCELL – ESA BIC Bavaria, Fixposition – ESA BIC Switzerland and Balamis – ESA BIC Barcelona (left to right on pictures). From 17th to 19th October they were offered a platform on which to present themselves, to attract attention and to foster their businesses.

Drei ESA BIC Start-ups aus Darmstadt konnten sich im spannenden Halbfinale des Hessischen Gründerpreises 2019 durchsetzen und stehen nun im Finale. Damit sind sie schon jetzt Preisträger und treten am 1. November 2019 zur großen Finalrunde an, um Siegerin oder Sieger in ihrer Kategorie zu werden. Dr. Frank Zimmermann, Geschäftsführer von cesah, hatte zuvor aktiv beim Coaching der Teilnehmer mitgewirkt.

ESA BIC manager Donata cares about "her" startups. So she visits them to see if they are doing well. Her first destination: HUB31, a technology and foundation center in Darmstadt. Next to TIZ, where cesah/ESA BIC Hessen & Baden-Württemberg is located, HUB31 is the "place to be" for ESA BIC startups. Three of them have an office there at the moment.

Next milestone for Floating Office: The ESA BIC startup from Darmstadt starts delivering its flying desk NOLEX to first pilot customers. They installed NOLEX in the new building of the Wissensfabrik, a registered society for knowledge transfer and competence development in Ludwigshafen. More deliveries close to Darmstadt will follow. In the end of 2019 the distribution via specialist suppliers will start.

Our startup HOSTmi has won the second prize of the Airbus Challenge of the INNOspace Masters. They pitched and were awarded at the official conference in Berlin on 3rd July 2019. This success enables them to deepen their talks with Airbus and – hopefully – to soon add them to their list of service providers. 

Fachkonferenz am 11. April 2019 am ESOC in Darmstadt

Rainer Horn (SpaceTec Capital): „Thanks for the organisation of what was probably the best ever ESA investment forum. Good companies, well pitch-trained, great timekeeping.“

Jörg Bartsch (Business Angel): „Eine gelungene Veranstaltung und viele interessante Gäste“

Dr. Manu Lubrano (INVOLI): “Thanks guys for the incredible event!”

Entrepreneurship and Investment in Space

Investment, entrepreneurship and space are for itself broad subjects. But together these three still form a niche in Germany. In order to change this and to foster investment in space innovations the European Space Agency (ESA), High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH (HTGF) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) organised the 10th ESA Investment Forum at ESA/ESOC in Darmstadt on 31st January 2019.

Partner aus dem Netzwerk

Dr. Andreas


Dr. Udo Hermenau & Bianca Nöthling

Team Dummy

ESA BIC Management


Kaufmännische Leitung


Sascha Heising



Silke Seibold

PR & Marketing


Fausta Iarussi


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