The two ESA BIC Bavaria and Technical University of Munich (TUM) startups Kewazo and Acrai were recently honoured with the TUM IdeAward, aiming to motivate scientists to turn their business ideas into marketable products. In 2017, 33 teams in total participated in the competition. Besides a cash prize valued at EUR 37,500 provided by the Zeidler-Forschungs-Stiftung, the award also includes a coaching with the TUM Gründungsberatung and UnternehmerTUM. The ESA BIC Bavaria incubatees Kewazo and Acrai took first and third place. Congratulations to both our startups! Learn more about Kawezo’s and Acrai’s business:
KEWAZO is developing a smart robotic solution for the scaffolding assembly process. The startup provides digital assistance to humans across multiple construction sites worldwide through a new generation of smart construction lifts.
Acrai’s vision involves making agriculture more sustainable and efficient. The entrepreneurs develop autonomous agricultural robots that employ deep learning-based computer vision to detect and localise crops while removing weeds using proven, purely mechanical methods.
The two innovative startups joined ESA BIC Bavaria network last year.
The ESA BIC Bavaria seeks entrepreneurs using space technologies in a non-space environment. That does not mean rocket science, but applies to multiple application fields such as navigation and positioning, communications techniques, Earth observation, materials, processes, signals or robotics.
Are you interested in joining our network and do you have an innovative idea yourself? Then have a look at the details of the ESA BIC Bavaria programme. ESA BIC Bavaria has four selection rounds each year. The next application deadline for the incubation programme is 02 March 2018. Apply now for ESA BIC Bavaria