Here you will find some of our current portfolio companies. Each of our great companies has been selected into our program through careful tender evaluation. As part of their application, they have presented to ESA a space-related incubation project. ESA and Business Finland fund these projects jointly. The average incubation project duration is 1 year at the end of which a successful company will graduate from ESA BIC Finland as an alumnus. For some of our companies, the space industry represents a new business area, or an opportunity to better serve and address their existing markets utilizing space assets or to find new customer segments.
Yield Systems is a Research to Business team originating from Aalto University. They have joined ESA BIC Finland in the Summer of 2020.
Yield Systems is an AI company with a science background developing machine vision and learning solutions for the agri-food value chain.
Yield Systems plan is to integrate the company’s current high-resolution crop machine vision system with satellite data to provide value to farmers and to establish a data business. During their incubation period, Yield System would merge the high-value crop production data asset created by integrating satellite data with Yield Systems’ proprietary, high-resolution crop data production technology.
BroadBit is a technology company developing revolutionary new batteries using novel sodium-based chemistries to power the future green economy.
The team has already made high-performance lab samples and is now commercializing the technology for next-generation electric vehicles, portable electronics, starters, and grid energy storage. The batteries are based on metallic sodium and other widely available and plentiful compounds. Our active materials include sodium chloride (NaCl), which is also known as table salt. BroadBit is also developing high power and a low-cost battery capable of fully recharging in 5 mins. Broadbit batteries joined ESA BIC Finland n 2021.
Avoin Map algorithms present environmental data in a simple and approachable form.
Avoin Map will use Copernicus Sentinel-2 and NASA Landsat data to show global forest cover change from the last 40 years directly on their map. Then, using algorithms to estimate forest inventory, carbon, and biodiversity stock, they simulate future scenarios under the baseline condition and show the user how to ensure more sustainable management. Avoin Map joined ESA BIC Finland in 2021.
Fleetonomy.ai develops a remote operation platform for automated aerial and ground vehicle fleets used in complex urban environments.
The team works with cities, operators, industry partners, and authorities to develop a remote operation platform for autonomous aerial and ground vehicles that is safe, reliable, robust yet easy, and intuitive enough for humans to operate. ‘Fleet Management Application’ software platform is a device and vehicle independent fleet management system. It enables cooperation between fleet operators, autonomous vehicles, sensors, and decision-making systems in urban and other complex environments. They want to keep people in the loop to remotely help automated vehicles and vehicle fleets. Remote operation enables commercial-scale vehicle autonomy and helps achieve the full potential of the current technology. Fleetonomy joined ESA BIC Finland in December 2021.