The ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg has a broad partner network of institutions and companies that support the startups during their incubation period. The contact to the partners is made by the ESA BIC management. Which support is provided is listed below:

Airbus Defense & Space
Airbus is a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a worldwide scale. With over 130,000 employees and as the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader, Airbus is at the forefront of the aviation industry. Incubatees from the spin-in area who are interested in an exchange with Airbus are welcome to contact the BIC management after prior submission of business documents (e.g. pitch deck).

Automation of Things
The company from Albstadt supports companies in the implementation of Industry 4.0. especially in automation processes. The consulting service ranges from software development of IoT products, the identification of future-oriented Industrie 4.0 pilot projects to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Incubatees who need support in the software and automation area can receive this after the company’s internal review.


Chambers of Commerce and Industry Baden-Württemberg
As representatives of the interests of the economy, the 12 Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Baden-Württemberg have the contacts to regional commercial enterprises. The incubatees are advised on all business issues and invited to networking events that might be of thematic interest to them.


The European Space Agency (ESA) is interested in the commercialization of space technology. Therefore, the ESA BICs have been created all over Europe with the idea to support young companies using space technology. ESA offers individual technical support to the incubatees according to the needs of each company. The need is discussed with ESA BIC management and then submitted to ESA.

House of Innovation
The House of Innovation is located in Stuttgart and offer an ecosystem which provides various meetups, internal educational workshops and innovation services to bring together brave entrepreneurs and intraprenuers that are willing to shape the digital future of their B2B customers. As company builder, the team supports ESA BIC incubatees in the realm of digital business, investor network and coaching / mentoring.

The Innport is an innovation center in Reutlingen that brings people and companies together and encourages them to shape the future together. The ESA BIC Incubatees have access to the Innoport's offerings. In addition to numerous events, this includes the use of the Maker Space, a well-equipped workshop in the areas of wood, metal, electrical, testing and measuring technology, FabLab/additive manufacturing, textiles, artificial intelligence (AI)
and virtual engineering (VR & AR). Instruction and registration are required for use. This is organized via the ESA BIC Management.

The software company iteratec develops new business models for their clients and opened growth opportunities through digital products
and business models. The company offers the ESA BIC Incubatees support with questions about individual software development.

Kreissparkasse Reutlingen and Tübingen
Both banks assist incubatees in arranging a loan for business investment.

Patentcoach BW
The Patent and Trademark Center Baden-Württemberg supports companies in strengthening their individual competence in property rights . Under the motto "help for self-help", the companies are supported with profound expertise and experience. This includes individual patent coaching, networking and working groups.

RITZ – Regionales Innovations- und Technologiezentrum

The Regional Innovation and Technology Transfer Center is the competence center for digitalisation and mobility of the future in the four-country region of Lake Constance. It provides the infrastructure and the network in which business and science work together on the day after tomorrow. Thanks to a variety of office, event, laboratory and production spaces, an environment is created in which start-ups, SMEs, innovation labs, universities and research institutions can drive their innovation forward. The RITZ is more than just a workplace: The RITZ community benefits from a wide-ranging knowledge network that is constantly being expanded through workshops, networking events and many other offerings.

Robert Bosch GmbH, Fasthub Business Innovation
Robert Bosch GmbH focuses on the development of innovative solutions to further advance technological progress through research activities. The specially established Fasthub Business Innovation Accelerator promotes technological ideas in future topics. As a partner of the ESA BIC, it provides technical and business support to the incubatees. Startups who are interested in the expertise of Robert Bosch are welcome to contact the BIC management after prior submission of business documents (e.g. pitch deck). The contact will be established after internal approval from Robert Bosch.

TTR Technologiepark Tübingen-Reutlingen
The Technology Park Tübingen-Reutlingen bundles many companies in the field of biotechnology (site Tübingen) and sensor technology and micro- and nanotechnology (site Reutlingen). It thus creates a platform and environment for the development and implementation of technological ideas and products. The ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg is located at the site in Reutlingen, on an area of approx. 200sqm. Incubatees have the option of renting an office space or a place at the co-working space. A meeting room is also available to all ESA BIC companies.

Become part of the ESA BIC Partner Network!

The network is continuously expanding. We warmly welcome interest from established companies who would like to help ESA BIC Startups to grow. This promotes young talents, jobs and the economy in Baden-Württemberg.

Status: 1st September 2022