STARTUP WORLD - the marketplace for innovations

ESA Space Solutions and ESA BIC Bavaria are supporting partners of STARTUP WORLD. Much more than a mere exhibition stand, this new initiative of Messe München GmbH and AZO offers an exceptional marketplace of innovation. At AUTOMATICA 2016 in Munich, STARTUP WORLD offers aspiring startups from 21 June to 24 June 2016 the possibility to position themselves as drivers of innovation at this leading international trade fair. With the STARTUP WORLD Market, its dedicated Award, and the STARTUP WORLD Stage, this matchmaking platform will bring together thriving startup companies, investors, and industry to network, foster innovation exchange and initiate potential partnerships.

The competition is geared towards startups in the global technology community that are no more than five year old and have at least an available product or prototype of the solution they submit. Prizes will be awarded to the best product innovations in the two categories "Service Robotics" and "Automation".

The Service Robotics category is open to startups that are developing innovative service robotics product for any relevant market segment. The second category "Automation" is open to startups that are developing innovative automation products in any relevant market segment (except for service robotics).

Further details on prizes are available on the STARTUP WORLD website. The registration is open from 15 March till 2 May 2016, register here.

The AUTOMATICA in June 2016 with its international industry and economic network becomes the scene of innovative technologies. Within the STARTUP WOLRD young entrepreneurs can introduce their products to a wider audience and get in contact with potential investors and customers.

ESA Space Solutions
The 'Space Solutions' trademark has been created by ESA to give special recognition to products and services that make use of space technology and space-provided services. Many of the advanced technologies continuously being developed as part of Europe's space programmes have already proven their worth in products we all use in our everyday life and led to intelligent and innovative solutions in a variety of areas here on Earth.

ESA Business Incubation Centre Bavaria
The ESA BIC Bavaria seeks entrepreneurs using space technologies in a non-space environment. That doesn't mean rocket science, but applies to multiple application fields such as navigation and positioning, communications techniques, Earth observation, materials, processes, signals or robotics.

ESA's Business Incubation Centre Bavaria was launched in 2009 and is since managed by Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO). ESA BIC Bavaria and its renowned partners - DLR, Airbus Defense and Space, Fraunhofer IIS and Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Berchtesgadener Land - provide startups with financial and technical support at four branch offices: Oberpfaffenhofen, Ottobrunn, Nürnberg and Berchtesgadener Land.