AR Experts GmbH

The company AR Experts GmbH was also successfully incorporated on 18 March 2020. The start-up realizes augmented reality solutions for companies to be able to map processes and work steps on production machines with smart devices. This allows employees to have digital access to the required information about the work process on site and allows them to store company knowledge in a decentralised manner. Employee training and further education measures can also be carried out easily and easily on the smart devices.

DeepCare GmbH

The startup DeepCare GmbH from Stuttgart has been part of the ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg since February 5, 2021. At the Reutlingen site, the company led by Dr. Milad Geravand and Simon Fiechtner is developing a digital health assistant that ensures that the user is in the right sitting position and moves regularly in the office or home office. Using a lidar sensor, the upper body of the user is displayed on a small screen and the 3D depth information is analyzed using artificial intelligence to derive optimal recommendations for action.


WoodKrew has also been part of ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg since 16 February 2021. Also at the Reutlingen site, the startup is developing an application in the field of forest monitoring to give forest owners precise statements about the nature and condition of their forests. By means of an offshell antenna, the predictions can be made centimetre-accurate, even if there is no reception through the leaf cover.

Black Engine Aerospace GmbH

Since 15 February 2021, Black Engine Aerospace has also been part of ESA BIC in Baden-Württemberg. The company around the two founders Markus Ortelt and Oliver Durst dive deep into space development – with the development of a new rocket propulsion using ceramic composites, they make rocket engines cheaper, safer and more fatigue-resistant. They also focus on sustainability, because the engines should be reusable.

Klaus Space Transportation GmbH

The startup founded by Sebastian Klaus is part of the ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg since 20th October 2021. The vision is to offer 24/7 space access at minimum cost and maximum environmental protection. The team develops a parachute which makes it possible for launch provider to reuse their rockets by bringing the rocket stages in a safety way back to earth. This system is enabled by an easy to use plug & play system. For the futur the startup plan to offer the service of a complete package of cargo transport into and from space.

Tools4Vision GmbH

The startup Tools4Vision presented their idea successfully at the Tender Evaluation Board on the 14th September 2021. The team around Peter Fausel develops a software for divers, called "Divery", which makes the whole diving process easier and more efficient. Onboarding in diving schools, booking and planning trips as well as cashless paying is possible with this new application. Additonally, the app gives information about weather forecast which is important for divers when planning a dive trip. These informations came from the "Copernicus Marine Service" and can be interpreted from divers when planning to see specific fishes or reefs which are only visible in certain weather conditions.

SamDimension UG

The startup SamDimension UG is part of the ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg since 23rd November 2021. The team around Dr. Robin Mink offers a drone camera system for early-growth-stage weed mapping and an AI-weed scouting tool - a Tailormade Weeding Technology (TWEET). With targeted weeding control mechanisms, it is possible to selectively control certain weed (populations) whereby crops are left uncontaminated and the actual amount of herbicides released into the environment is minimized.

Prof. Dr. H.P. Zenner GmbH

Since 13th December 2021, the startup led by Professor Zenner, a physician from Tübingen, has been part of the ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg. The team is developing a digital therapeutic training software, called VertiDisan, with which astronauts can train the prevention of the common disease Space Motion Sickness. This space sickness affects the vestibular organs of humans and causes nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, cold sweats and drowsiness.

Horizon Microtechnologies GmbH

The startup from Dr. Andreas Frölich is part of the ESA BIC at the site in Reutlingen since 15th December 2021. They enable precise engineering and high-mix / low volume manufacturing of challenging parts on the microscale using the design freedom of additive manufacturing.


Oceanergy AG

Since the 19th January 2022, Oceanergy AG is part of the ESA BIC at the site in Reutlingen. The startup develops a kite gas and fuel ship which allows the production of green hydrogen from wind power while shipping. The ship consists of a kite control system enabling efficient kite flight and wind harvesting and an industrized-sized, high load RES kite which is attached to the ship. The kite traction power is transformed by generators and hydrokinetic turbines into green electricity, converted by seawater-electrolysis into hydrogen and stored on board, until the delivery to the harbour terminal.

vreed GmbH

The company vreed from the two founders Thomas Wolter-Roessler and Jan Witkovsky was accepted in the last selection round and has been part of the ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg since May 11, 2022. The Stuttgart-based company uses lidar technology to create digital twins of buildings and infrastructure and, in the future, of entire cities.

Leagues GmbH

The Stuttgart-based startup Leagues GmbH led by Markus Kleber is concerned with security in football stadiums. The already existing app for second- and third-division soccer matches is being expanded in incubation to include a comprehensive security concept so that visitor flows can be better managed and crowds can be avoided.

Mavuno Technologies GmbH

As of 18th July 2022, the startup Mavuno Technologies is part of the ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg. The three brothers offer farmers in Africa a mobile way to manage their fields more effectively. This includes providing crop protection products with a pre-financing offer. Predictions about the condition of the fields and recommendations for precise cultivation are made using satellite data.

Helios Avionics GmbH

Helios Avionics aims to provide all private pilots with a simple, safe, and fun flying experience by providing an affordable, intuitive, and fully functional glass cockpit, which is based on a variety of sensors. The glascockpit is based on data of four sensors, including GNSS, accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope. By fusing this sensor data, the common features and visualizations can be used directly on own tablet or smartphone.

Covadonga GmbH

Since 1 September 2022, the Startup Covadonga GmbH from Baden-Baden is part of the ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg, at the site in Reutlingen. The startup deals with ship navigation, which is often disrupted by light pollution, energy conservation and resulting reduction of guidance systems, as well as spoofing or jamming attacks. By using sensors on the coasts, which are coupled with the ship's radar, a precise and robust maritime navigation is created.

Ventus Technologies GmbH

Since 11th January 2023 Ventus Technologies is part of the ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg. The team around Dr. Rafael Abel and Dr. Andreas Waldmann is working on high-resolution wind forecasts on roads. In the future, these are to be used for route planning with charging stops in electric mobility. This is already an important topic in the rapidly growing market for battery electric vehicles. Such vehicles are becoming increasingly networked and record data on traffic conditions and the availability of charging stations to improve their planning strategy.


FarmBlick is part of the ESA BIC in Baden-Württemberg since 11th January 2023. The team develops a community app for farmers that provides services, advice and software solutions, including the implementation of machine-guided sensors that measure soil moisture and take geo-referenced soil samples to obtain a highly accurate nutrient composition in the soil. This data is visulized and further processed in the community app so that not only predictions but also specific advice on the individual situation can be given. Another service is the biomass calculation of arable land based on data from the Sentinel II satellites.

MetShape GmbH

The startup MetShape has been part of the ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg since January 23, 2023. Founder Dr. Andreas Baum is engaged in lithography-based additive manufacturing, by means of which small- and micro-scale metal components are also possible in series production. This is very interesting for the aerospace industry, among others, since conventional binder jetting processes often require costly post-processing and are not useful for series production.

1-2-3 parkplatzfrei GmbH

The company 1-2-3 parkplatzfrei around the two founders Tim Hummel and Bruce Sharma develop an app by means of which users can book and reserve the perfect parking space near their intended destination. On site, the company provides the IoT infrastructure by parking barriers to guarantee that the parking space is free. In the future the parking barrier can be controlled via the app by using GPS data. The solution is interesting for companies, who can offer their parking space on the weekend to the public but for private individuals as well who own a parking space but do not use it permanently. Both can generate additional revenue by offering their temporaliy free parking space to the public.

Arrive Mobility UG

The startup Arrive Mobility around the two founders Roland Philippi and Lars Dietrich are developing a mobility platform on which all available mobility options are combined at a glance. With this holistic approach, the user has the opportunity to quickly and efficiently view various solutions such as trains, buses, bicycles and car sharing services along their route and to book them directly. Satellite data and weather data are used to display the positioning of mobility options, to implement routing and to receive recommendations based on the weather.

sat:io GmbH

The startup from Stuttgart is part of ESA BIC in Baden-Württemberg since 20th June 2023. The three founders are developing a software tool chain that has low integration overhead and is scalable across multiple satellites and missions. The modern concept for satellite missions thus fits better with the current New Space movement, which is characterized by agility and velocity.

StyX Neutronica GmbH

StyX Neutronica provides area-averaged, non-invasive soil moisture measurements via Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensing (CRNS). The novel technique determines subsurface soil moisture by cosmic ray neutrons scattered at the soil interface, over an area of about ten hectares for stationary sensors and over one square kilometer for mobile sensors. This allows complete coverage of soil moisture within one square kilometer by measurements recorded by a mobile CRN probe.

limknow GmbH & Co KG

limknow develops a Vibrocorer take sediment samples in all types of fresh water bodies covering also hard sediments better and cheaper compared to existing solutions. This would provide information to make the operation of individual gravel pits more sustainable by enabling longer use without expansion,
following the principle of "depth before area". A longer period of use and more efficient dredging of existing excavated lakes has several important positive effects. Socio-economically, this can relax or improve the regional situation in the supply of primary mineral raw materials (sand, gravel, concrete).
For reservoir operators, the addressed Vibrocoring device would generate valuable and unique information to improve the sediment management efforts, which urgently need to be implemented.

schnaiTEC GmbH

schnaiTEC GmbH manufactures innovative research instruments that keeps you at the forefront of science. Our instruments include a multi-wavelength photoacoustic aerosol absorption spectrometer and an airborne cloud particle imaging probe combined with a single particle polar nephelometer.

AugmentedCampus UG

dARwing makes it possible to create three-dimensional drawings in an augmented reality space, the so called AR-Space (AR-Space = real world + AR objects) that can be viewed using AR hardware, such as AR enabled tablets, smartphones and AR-glasses. The digital art-works are fixed at the location and in direction (permanently) of its creation utilizing accurate GNSS technology. Having mapped such art-works across the globe every individual can consume the creation simply by using her/his smart device.