The Reutlingen-based company LuxFlux GmbH and the Konstanz-based vaireco GmbH were the first start-ups at ESA BIC’s Reutlingen and Friedrichshafen locations in Baden-Württemberg. No less than a month passed between submission on the reporting date and signing the contract for admission at an ESA BIC location for both inaugurations.
The two LuxFlux Founder Marc Henzler and Dr. Jan Makowski (from left to right), analyse the particulate matter in our cities from space. The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring System (CAMS) combined with ESA’s Sentinel satellites is used for this purpose. The aim is that the particulate matter exposure can be determined not only at the measuring points on the ground, but at any location. “For Baden-Württemberg in particular, our fine dust map will provide added value. This is the only way to achieve comprehensive coverage”, said Dr. Jan Makowski and Marc Henzler, LuxFlux company founders.