ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Bavaria promotes pioneering companies with disruptive products and digital businesses. The ESA BIC Bavaria incubation programme provides a comprehensive support programme, from research and development to financing, all the way through to market entry.
At the three Bavarian locations, Oberpfaffenhofen, Ottobrunn and Nuremberg, startups highly benefit from the direct access to space technologies and –infrastructures, expert advice and technical facilities. ESA BIC Bavaria is part of the Europe-wide network with numerous ESA Business Incubation Centres. Established 2004 in Bavaria as the first European space incubator, AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen has been managing ESA BIC Bavaria since 2009 with financial support from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs (StMWi) and its first-class partners: European Space Agency (ESA), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Airbus, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), Kreissparkasse München-Starnberg-Ebersberg and Sparkasse Nuremberg.