Space Now Virtual Investor Forums with ESA 2020


Join EBAN Space, ESA and Euroquity in the upcoming series of Virtual “Space Now”  Investor Forums, where each session will be opened by an ESA leader sharing their insights on the transformation of the space sector.

16 selected space-tech companies will present their innovations during these Forums, with 4 winners invited to pitch at the ESA Investment Forum on December 9th, held during the European Space Week in Germany.

The Forums will take place on October 12th, October 27th, November 19th and December 3rd – register below.

Earth observation, the next frontier of space commercialization

October 12th at 17:30 CEST

Opening speech:

Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation Programmes at ESA

DeVines / 3D Aerospace

Service provider of high accuracy geolocation in connected maps

At 3D Aerospace we develop high-tech services to address today and tomorrow’s challenges. We design, develop, and create three products to provide high accuracy geolocation in connected maps. Our mapping platform (eHermes), which combines high accuracy positioning and embedded vision, is a miniaturized hardware of all the equipment deployed on a Google car. The geotagged data collected by the eHermes receivers are sent wirelessly to a cloud database for image processing via machine learning algorithms. Finally, a smartphone application is provided to our customers to visualise the digital map and its associated key performance indicators. Precision viticulture, through our brand DeVines, is our first market by providing digital solutions for workforce management, vines supervision, and vineyard management.


Satellite enabled soil moisture analytics and precision farming

We are a web/mobile predictive analytics platform for farmers and agribusinesses that want to improve field profitability and gain better field health, offering affordable and accurate field level satellite enabled soil moisture analytics, crop monitoring and simple to understand field management recommendations with up to 10 days forecast.

Sea Proven

SEA PROVEN wants to become the first ocean data provider in Europe by deploying multiple constellations of Autonomous Surface Vessels.

SEA PROVEN designs, manufactures and operates multiple constellation of SphyrnaALV (Autonomous Laboratory Vessel) in order to collect oceanic mega-data. Similar to satellites in the sea, the SphyrnaALV are 15m long, remote-controlled vessels, which each have an operational autonomy of 10 months thanks to solar and wind energy production. SphyrnaALVs can carry up to a ton of measuring equipment and make it possible to collect no less than 50 different types of data, transmitted in real time, for a cost divided by 50 compared to “classic” scientific vessels.

SuperVision Earth

Global knowledge on a local scale – what if Google Earth was weekly up-to-date?

SuperVision Earth is a startup in Germany, its first mission is to replace helicopters in pipeline monitoring with a cheaper and more efficient satellite-based system. In the long run, we are building a neural net with a massive database of diverse training data, that will be the best in the world in detecting and classifying any changes on earth’s surface – for energy, agriculture, real estate, insurance and government markets.

New Space Business and Entrepreneurship to support global challenges

October 27th at 17:00 CET

Opening speech:

Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunication and Integrated Applications / Head of ECSAT at ESA


IBISA platform enables next generation insurance through data and technology

IBISA is a turnkey solution for mutual and insurers that leverages blockchain and Earth Observation satellites’ data to enable next generation insurance for agriculture that is digital, cost-efficient, simple and scalable.

MobaSpace SAS

Monitoring Body Attitude by Space Technologies

MobaSpace is a new Start-Up specialized in Health Information Systems based on Space Technologies. Our solution, called SySPAD, is a new smart platform combining “from-the-shelf” IoTs, Artificial Intelligence and a CNES Space Patent. Our system is able to monitor patients and to predict undesired future events regarding health states. This solution is addressed both for elderly people living in retirement institutions and for isolated people living at home. MobaSpace offers a unique value proposition to medical teams to track new data and to process health information using an innovative way for retirement institutions and related services.


OKAPI:Orbits offers an Ai-based Space Traffic Management platform for automated collision avoidance

One-paragraph description: OKAPI:Orbits is a company offering an AI-based Space Traffic Management Platform for automated collision avoidance services. The software platform is built on a very flexible and modular infrastructure and allows easy access via web interface and API from almost every programming language. Their beta software is currently tested by 30+ test-users  and will be operationally available in a subscription model from beginning of September of this year (test users include: German Aerospace Center (DLR), and multiple NewSpace companies). The team has several years of experience in Space Debris research, earned an international reputation and is a recognized supplier of ESA. OKAPI:Orbits service portfolio includes: risk estimation, orbit determination, collision avoidance, maneuver calculation, optimization and safety checks, and space debris mitigation guideline compliance checks.

Portabiles HealthCare Technologies

Portabiles is a global technology leader in Parkinson’s Disease Monitoring & Therapy Adjustment

Parkinson’s affects more than 7 million patients and will double in the next generation. It causes immobility, poor quality-of-life and finally death. After 5 years all therapies show fading efficacy and require lifelong complex medication adjustments done only by specialized neurologists. They perform a short visual gait analysis, followed by a medical gait scoring and a trial & error-based medication adjustment. The visual gait analysis by the physician is highly subjective only a snapshot. Unfortunately patients gait changes dramatically within 15 minutes every day. Therefore each adjustment cycle takes months and ends up with increasing gait limitations for patients and high burden for caregivers. In cooperation with Neurologists, patients & AI leaders Portabiles developed world`s first and only solution that automates the complete medication adjustment cycle based on objective 24/7 patient gait data. For neurologists adjustment now becomes data based and as a result simpler, better, faster & cheaper. For patients it allows convenient home monitoring, improved mobility, less falls & fear. Our solution is based on unique machine-learning algorithms andmicro-electronic sensors attached to the patients’ shoes. They capture and analyse patients movementsand gait parameters. In a second step the AI performs the medical gait scoring and finally assists/performs the complex medication adjustment. Our proprietary medical algorithms are the results of 10 years clinical research. Clinical proof-of-concept has been shown on more than 3.000 stratified gait analyses.  Pilot customers used the system and published more than 20 peer reviewed publications. A PCT application is pending (US, EU). Our first two products are medical devices and CE marked.

Boosting innovation: ESA’s support to European space start ups and SMEs

November 19th at 17:00 CET

Opening speech:

Eric Morel de Westgaver, Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services at ESA

The role of private investment in space

December 3rd at 17:00 CET

Opening speech:

Jan Woerner, ESA Director General