Fact sheet

Why ESA BIC Bavaria

In addition to financial assistance, ESA BIC Bavaria provides technical support and expertise through renowned partners at each branch:

  • the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen,
  • the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Nuremberg, together with DLR, Germany’s two largest research institutions;
  • and Airbus Defence and Space at the Ludwig Bölkow Campus in Ottobrunn.

The scientific expertise and development network of ESA BIC Bavaria's partners are complementing local start-ups' technical development and promote both the commercialisation and the usage of aerospace technologies in other growth areas.

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About ESA BIC Bavaria

The ESA Business Incubation Centre in Bavaria, Germany, was founded in 2009 and is managed by Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO). Together with its partners the centre offers business start-up support as well as technical expertise in many space related areas, among others in satellite navigation, data systems, robotics and software systems.
ESA BIC Bavaria has business incubation offices at four locations in the region: the headquarters in Oberpfaffenhofen, and branch offices in Nürnberg and Ottobrunn.

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Ready for incubation?

Find out how and when to apply

You can submit your application at any time. Each BIC has different selection dates. Check out when your nearest BIC application selection is and get the ball rolling.

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Selection Campaign #51B Bavaria

1 September 2017

Selection Campaign #53 Noordwijk

10 October 2017

Selection Campaign #51B Bavaria

1 September 2017

Selection Campaign #53 Noordwijk

10 October 2017

Meet Our Start-ups

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Increasing the autonomy of robotic systems to provide our customers with new and better capabilities ...

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Success Story

ESA BIC Bavaria helps us to improve our technology and also gives us business support.
Scoo Mobility
Magnus Schmidt & Christoph Becker