NavVis wins FOCUS Digital Star Award

NavVis, Antelope, and ArtiMinds are the digital stars of 2016! These three companies were recognised by the German magazine FOCUS at the DLD conference in Munich. For four years, the magazine has awarded prizes to digital innovations from Germany across all industries. This year, the Munich-based company NavVis edged out more than 100 other applications to take home the main prize for "Innovation of the Year".

NavVis GmbH
NavVis is running a type of Google Street View for indoor environments. Their trolley creates photorealistic 3D models of even the largest indoor spaces on the go. Explore them with their web-based IndoorViewer for virtual exhibitions, real estate presentations, construction monitoring, etc. Via these models, their patented indoor positioning engine lets the camera of your smartphone ''see'' where you are. Meter accurate and without any infrastructure. Just like GPS for outdoors, this technology is an enabler for the indoor market, incl. navigation, augmented reality, context aware ads, and a myriad more.

ESA Business Incubation Centre Bavaria
NavVis was incubated at the ESA BIC Bavaria from September 2014 to September 2015. 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.

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