New Year's get-together at ESA BIC Bavaria

The New Year's gathering at ESA BIC Bavaria was a great opportunity for our start-ups, partners, and investors to expand their networks and boost their business. In his opening speech, Thorsten Rudolph - CEO of ESA BIC Bavaria's managing company, AZO - looked back on the tremendous successes achieved in 2015, such as welcoming the 100th incubatee to ESA BIC Bavaria, conducting matchmaking between the ESA BIC portfolio and Deutsche Telekom AG, opening the new ESA BIC Bavaria branch office in Ottobrunn along with local partner Airbus Defence and Space, and much more.

Meanwhile, our incubatees and alumni had the chance to share their experiences and build on their own relationships. The technical partners of the four ESA BIC Bavaria locations - the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Airbus Defence and Space in Ottobrunn, Fraunhofer ISS in Nuremberg, and the Economic Development Agency in Berchtesgadener Land - were also on hand to present their expertise and their locations' respective advantages in one-on-one conversations with the other attendees.

The event proved to be a fun, friendly get-together for all concerned. We'd like to thank our partners and start-ups for their outstanding contributions and everyone else who participated for making the insightful discussions possible.