ESA BIC Denmark startup batch #2 ready for incubation

The second batch of ambitious, space-connected startups has just started their incubation program at ESA BIC Denmark. Over the coming months, the handful of new startups will have the opportunity to receive extensive support on business development, technical development, access to investors, matchmaking with international partners etc. The latest batch brings the total number of startups under incubation at ESA BIC Denmark to 11.

February 11, 2021

No more clouds with ClearSky Vision

The agriculture industry uses important information from satellite images in earth observation and remote sensing to make critical decisions.
Unfortunately, the vital analytics derived from such is only available when the weather allows it, as important images will often contain nothing but clouds and shadows.

ClearSky Vision aims to eliminate that challenge by providing multi-spectral cloudless satellite imagery with Copernicus satellite data.
The information often comes from optical satellites where they use a novel neural network architecture to predict city- and landscape changes underneath the cloud cover. Their model has access to huge amounts of data from radar, optical, and weather satellites.

Having up-to-date images can help ease various problems within agriculture e.g. minimize unnecessary fertilizer use with variable rate technology or improve anomaly detection and classification.

Read more about ClearSky Vision on their website.


From black holes to breast cancer

CHEXS is a DTU Space spin-out company that offers a unique coating technology for X-ray and gamma-ray optical systems that makes it possible to design focusing telescopes even for the highest energy X-rays and low energy gamma-rays.

We use optics to manipulate electromagnetic radiation with lenses, glasses, cameras, or parabolic mirrors in lamps and satellite dishes to increase the quality of a beam or a sensor. Thereby using reflection through mirrors or refraction through lenses.

The electromagnetic radiation of X-ray/gamma has a much higher frequency and photon energy than visible radiation making refraction and reflection very challenging.
In industries such as medical, security, and quality control X-rays are used for cancer diagnostics, product quality checks, and, e.g., gamma-ray systems in airports.

By transferring X-ray optics to industrial applications, CHEXS expects to offer increased performance parameters by using their reflective mirror technology as a novel approach and provide remarkable observations.

Most recently, NASA has adopted the coating technology for their NuSTAR mission.

Read more on their website.


Navigation system helping the blind find their way

NaviBlind’s mission is to enable blind and visually impaired people to walk to any destination, like any other person.

Their solution is an aid that consists of an app and a high-precision GNSS system. The aid allows blind or visually impaired people to independently walk safely through busy urban environments.

The GNSS system is based on next-gen receiver technology, which allows for real-time kinematics (RTK) positioning in a low-cost and pocketable format.

The app works by providing turn-by-turn navigation messages, and all routes are drawn using high-resolution satellite images.

NaviBlind ApS was founded in 2019 by Jonathan Sonne Andersen, a former IPR consultant, and Per Friis, an advanced app developer.

Read more about NaviBlind on their website.


World-leading autonomous outdoor mobile robot

Capra Robotics creates mobile robots to help people everywhere. Primarily by enabling manual workers to become foremen of robotics, and relieve them of unhealthy tasks.

Through this approach, Capra Robotics aims to be a world-leading provider of autonomous mobile robot platforms. Their goal during the incubation is to increase the reliability of high-accuracy GNSS signals for urban positioning, by mitigating multipath interference.

Their robot platform is state of the art in terms of agility, range, forcing, and for use on all surfaces. It can climb 50% slopes, curbs of up to 40% of wheel height, perform 360° turns on a sloping surface, and drive well over 100 km / 24h on a single charge.

The robot is designed to easily integrate with additional hard- or software, making it customizable for specific applications. Applications like autonomous fence inspection at airports to increase safety and efficiency, or smart city applications, where the robot collects cigarette butts and other waste thrown in the cityscape.

A small rotation for a robot, a revolution for humanity.

Read more on their website.


Probing pollution from space

MONTEM A/S is building the cities of the future with the use of satellite-based GIS technologies for their CityFlow platform and ground-based observation stations with GNSS geolocations for their CityProbe 2.

The CityProbe 2 measures 8 different parameters and transmits the status of the environment in real-time. Monitoring weather data, air and noise pollution, as well as software with their CityFlow for visualizing, understanding, and communicating data e.g. static building information, demographic data, weather data, and data from other Smart City sensors.

They target different sectors on municipality and national levels, specialized in developing research-based, high resolution, and low-power sensor networks. By combining the CityProbe and CityFlow, the purpose is to create a distributed and urban Smart City platform that enables measurements at city level leading to:

  • Actionable measure local environmental data.
  • A deeper understanding of the city environment.
  • A cost-effective and maintenance-free method of detecting problem areas in the city environment and measuring the impact of urban interventions.

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Sune Nordentoft Lauritsen
Managing Director, European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre Denmark
DTU Space
+45 45 25 97 21


Maria Tammelin Gleerup
Head of Operations, European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre Denmark
DTU Space
+45 45 25 96 74