Cevotec - WirtschaftsWoche Gründer's startup of the week

"WirtschaftsWoche Gründer" (WiWo) recently awarded our ESA BIC Bavaria incubatee Cevotec, industrialising the production of complex carbon composites, as startup of the week. As part of the WiWo online portal, the leading German business magazine, the "WirtschaftsWoche Gründer"addresses topics specifically around the startup scene. Each week they vote a so called startup of the week. We congratulate Cevotec on taking this prominent s title.

What qualified Cevotec as startup of the week? The material carbon fibre is extremely popular but very hard to handle. Our incubatd startup Cevotec automatises the process of assembling carbon fibre components. Carbon is particularly popular for manufacturing products which should be exceedingly lightweight and strong, e.g. in aircraft engineering, car construction or mechanical engineering.

Cevotec GmbH
Cevotec is bringing the Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) technology to market - an automated, patch-based production technology for carbon fibre preforms that follows a completely new approach to manufacturing. As the one-stop shop for this technology, Cevotec provides customised production systems that include an easy-to-use software suite for patch laminates. Cevotec also offers product development and production as a service for OEMs. The customers benefit from better and lighter products of the highest quality - all through scalable serial production techniques devised directly in Germany.

ESA Business Incubation Centre Bavaria
Cevotec is incubated at the ESA BIC Bavaria from October 2015 to September 2017. 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.

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.

ESA BIC Bavaria has four selection rounds each year. The next application deadline for the incubation programme is 29 August 2016. Apply now for ESA BIC Bavaria