Thinking big: ESA BIC Bavaria startup Blackwave increased their office and production space by more than tenfold, from 100 square meters to more than 1.000 square meters. The huge amount of space enables the startup more possibilities for their production processes and creativity. The young spin-off from the Technical University Munich (TUM) is based at the Ludwig Bölkow Campus in Taufkirchen near Munich. The startup is specialised on the compression molding of carbon fibre reinforced thermosets in the Carbon-SMC process. With this process, Blackwave realises highly complex components which cannot be produced in conventional carbon fibre manufacturing processes. The low cycle times and the high degree of automation provide reproducible results and guarantee a very economical production of lightweight components for high-performance applications.
Blackwave joined the ESA BIC Bavaria in Ottobrunn at the end of 2016.
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.
Are you interested in joining our network and do you have an innovative idea yourself? Then have a look at the details of the ESA BIC Bavaria programme. ESA BIC Bavaria has four selection rounds each year. The next application deadline for the incubation programme is 02 March 2018. Apply now for ESA BIC Bavaria