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Grasp the future of space through the eyes of ESA BIC start-ups

16/06/2019 1027 views 0 likes
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From miniature antennas fitting cubesats, drones for inside industrial inspection, quicker emergency and disaster intervention thanks to EO data, maximization flight mission productivity to accurate measuring of temperatures from -250 C to 1000c, all solutions thanks to satellites and space spin-offs. This week at the Paris Air show, eleven of Europe `s top-notch start-ups from ESA BICs will present their cutting-edge space solutions at the PARIS AIR LAB.

PARIS AIR LAB: spotlight on industrial innovations and start-ups

At the Paris Space Show (PAL), 12 booths are dedicated in the Concorde hall to new comers: PARIS AIR LAB dedicated to innovation and prospective in the aerospace sector presents 80 start-ups from more than 20 countries around the world. Each day 12 start-ups showcase their innovative, forefront technologies and solutions illustrating what space of tomorrow will bring and can achieve.  

ESA BICs - the world`s largest eco system for space-related entrepreneurship

Eleven of these start-ups are fostered at the ESA Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs). With 20 centres spread across some 60 cities in 17 countries, the ESA BIC network has fostered over 750 start-ups throughout Europe, each year adding another 180+ start-ups to its portfolio.

Listen to the pitches each afternoon at 4pm to get a quick view of the opportunities offered by the start-ups.

Visit the 12 innovation stands at the Concordia hall and meet the entrepreneurs to learn more about their solutions and find out how they can help you out on your next `space mission`.

Monday 17 June 2019 - PARIS AIR LAB - Concordia hall

ESA BIC Hessen & Baden-Württemberg:
TIWARI Scientific Instruments in EXPLORE stand S9 
PITCH: INNOVATION stage 16:15-17:15 
Advanced thermal measurement and test systems for materials thanks to space technology, and Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technique for additive manufacturing of metal and ceramic parts.

ESA BIC Madrid Region:
PITCH: INNOVATION stage 16:15-17:15 
Logistics intelligence software for inventory optimisation, supply chain diagnosis and simulation in aircraft maintenance and production. Tooling design, engineering and prototyping. Industrial processes development.

Tuesday 18 June 2019 - PARIS AIR LAB - Concordia hall

France start-up:
Atmosphere in EXPLORE stand S8 
PITCH: INNOVATION stage 16:00-16:30 
Designs, builds and operates satellite connectivity solutions for aerospace customers. The mission management platform facilitating daily hundreds of aircraft, rotorcraft, UAVs and balloons around the globe.

Wednesday 19 June 2019 - PARIS AIR LAB - Concordia hall

ESA BIC Switzerland:
Flybotix in EXPLORE stand S9 
PITCH: INNOVATION stage 16:00-16:30
Smart collision-tolerant autonomous drones for quick, easy and economic inspection inside structure and indoor, and Flybotix technology doubles the flight time plus offers occlusion-free camera vision.

Thursday 20 June 2019 - PARIS AIR LAB - Concordia hall

ESA BIC Sud France:
Anywaves in TRAVEL stand S12 
PITCH: INNOVATION stage 16:00-16:30
First pure antenna design player New Space. Develops electromagnetic technologies, designs and manufacture antenna for drones and CubeSats.

ESA BIC Noordwijk:
Satsearch in ENABLE stand S7
PITCH: INNOVATION stage 16:00-16:30
Find all the elements for your next satellite in the effective online marketplace for the global space supply chain. Quickly identify, analyze and compare suppliers and their products. 

ESA BIC Switzerland:
TwingTec in PROTECT stand S2
PITCH: INNOVATION stage 16:00-16:30 
Let’s speed up the transition to sustainable energy by unlocking the full power of wind with TwingTec’s energy drones.

Open Cosmos in ENABLE S6
PITCH: INNOVATION stage 16:00-16:30 
Makes space accessible and helping solve the world's biggest challenges. It provides end-to-end space missions to anyone, by making access to space simple, affordable and fast.

Friday 21 June 2019 - PARIS AIR LAB - Concordia hall

ESA BIC Noordwijk in the Netherlands:
SkyfloX in PROTECT stand S4 
PITCH: INNOVATION stage 16:00-16:30
Develops the ORCA system based on an ESA patented concept which will use commercial airliner fleets for Earth Observation and telecommunications.

ESA BIC Switzerland:
Involi in EXPLORE stand S10
PITCH: INNOVATION stage 16:00-16:30
Increase air traffic awareness on existing drone systems, without modifying the drone’s hardware, to avoid drone collision with airplanes and helicopters.

ESA BIC Noordwijk, the Netherlands:
PITCH: INNOVATION stage 16:00-16:30
Generic AI-driven platform to collect, process and autonomously analyse massive streams of time-series data, like EO data.


ESA Business Applications and Space Solutions

The network of 20 ESA Business Incubation Centres is part of ESA’s Business Applications and Space Solutions programme which also includes 15 ESA Innovation Partners and 14 ESA Ambassadors throughout Europe. It co-funds projects and start-ups, while also offering technical and business support to companies that seek to deliver rapid innovation and to raise private investment.

Overall ESA spends €400 million a year on strengthening the competitiveness of European and Canadian companies in the global markets for both satellite communications andr downstream applications.

The ESA Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs) form the largest ecosystem in the world for space-related entrepreneurship, and offer complete access to all aspects of space-related innovation, technology and intellectual properties and is a gateway to ESA and European space research and developments. Located in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and UK, with more to open, over 700 start-ups have been fostered and another 180 new start-ups are taken in yearly to be supported under the two-years business development booster programme.