TerraLoupe and Vectoflow ranked among top 50 start-ups in Germany

From a total of 810 prizewinners from 145 founder competitions, the start-up portal Für-Gründer.de and the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung nominated their top 50 start-ups in Germany for 2015 - and ESA BIC Bavaria incubatees TerraLoupe and Vectoflow made the cut!

This list was published in "Gründerwettbewerbe in Deutschland", a comprehensive guide on German entrepreneurial competitions that includes exciting facts and figures on the 2015 competitions and tips on participating in 2016.


TerraLoupe GmbH
TerraLoupe is about unlocking detailed insights and boundless analytics in precise geo-imagery to offer solutions for real, industry-specific needs. We provide you with high-resolution airborne image acquisition and object recognition for geo-specific 3D information. Our capabilities cover 3D virtual-reality solutions based on remote-sensing imagery of large areas with centimetre-level accuracy.

Our intelligent algorithms classify image content using techniques adapted to your needs. Basically, we acquire geo-images, write code, and train object-recognition algorithms to find the small pieces of relevance in big data. By combining high-resolution geo-data with image analytics, we can supply you and your company with internal views and valuable reports.

Vectoflow GmbH
Vectoflow customers want to increase the efficiency of their products by understanding fluid (e.g. air, liquids) flow parameters like velocity, pressure, and angle of attack. Among others, the company seeks to serve the energy (wind power, power generation), aerospace (unmanned aerial vehicles, turbo machinery), transportation, and performance sport markets. Its customized multi-hole probes and systems determine the needed quantities of the parameters at hand.

The probes are easily adaptable to customers' requirements in terms of their geometry, size, and material due to Vectoflow's innovative fabrication method (3D printing). This approach also significantly increases the robustness of the probes, making them usable in adverse environments.

Vectoflow's vision is to help the measurement technology provided by multi-hole probes advance from the R&D segment into serial-production applications.

ESA Business Incubation Centre Bavaria
TerraLoupe is incubated at the ESA BIC Bavaria from June 2015 to May 2017 and Vectoflow is incubated at the ESA BIC Bavaria from December 2015 to November 2017. 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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