FUEL FOR INNOVATION – ESA BIC start-ups in aerospace

23 April 2018
ILA FUTURE LAB

How will we fly in the future? How can we make aircraft greener? What is the Next Big Thing that will disrupt the aerospace sector? Ten ESA Business Incubation Centre start-ups will be on stage at the Future Lab at ILA Berlin Air Show 26 April.

The ILA Future Lab provides a first look at the aerospace technologies that have the potential to change our world, how we travel and how we do business. Hosted by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the ILA Future Lab exhibition features cutting-edge technologies in space and aviation.

The Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Programme Office of the European Space Agency manages the Space Solutions Programme, which has created the world’s largest ecosystem for space related Entrepreneurship. The 18 ESA Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs) support 160 companies per year and more than 600 new start-ups have so far been fostered.

Meet the most disruptive ESA start-ups together with Head of ESA Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Centre Office Frank M. Salzgeber, ESA BIC Manager Frank Zimmermann and Sabine Dannelke, the Head of Division Satellite Navigation/Galileo, Digitalization of Public Transport at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Berlin, Germany.

ILA Future Lab – 2018 ILA Air Show FORUM Hall 2/204 on 26 April 13:15 – 14:45

SESSION 1: Production, Communication, Tracking

Moderator and introduction:

Sebastian Straube, Founder and CEO of Interstellar Ventures

Pitches by ESA BIC start-ups:

Bastian Behrens, Blackwave from ESA BIC Bavaria

Murat Karakaya, CargoSteps from ESA BIC Darmstadt

Giovanni Cavolina, 9T-Labs from ESA BIC Switzerland

Jens Heinrich, NAiSE from ESA BIC Darmstadt

SESSION 2: Fuel of Innovation

Moderator and introduction: 

Frank M. Salzgeber, Head of ESA Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Centre Office

Panel members: 

Frank M. Salzgeber, ESA

Frank Zimmermann, ESA BIC Darmstadt 

Sabine Dannelke, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Berlin

SESSION 3: Ligthweight Production

Moderator and introduction:

Sebastian Straube, Founder and CEO of Interstellar Ventures

Pitches by ESA BIC start-ups:

Lyssandre Rammos, SkyFlox from ESA BIC Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Maurizio Migliore, Touchless Automation from ESA BIC Switzerland

Alexander Henhammer, Kumovis from ESA BIC Bavaria

Alexander Burwitz, NF Advanced Engineering from ESA BIC Madrid Region

Nicolas Hornillos, OBUU from ESA BIC Madrid Region

Thorsten Gröne, Cevotec from ESA BIC Bavaria