ESA BIC Hessen & Baden-Württemberg is part of the Europe-wide Business Incubator network set up by the European Space Agency (ESA). Their purpose is to help entrepreneurs (incubatees) setting up their business by providing them with commercial and technical assistance. Business can work in two directions: either by using space technology for general non-space industrial, scientific and commercial uses or the other way round, by transferring non-space technologies to space industry.

cesah, the centre for satellite navigation Hesse in Darmstadt, is entrusted by the Agency with the management of the ESA BIC Hessen & Baden-Württemberg. In addition to Darmstadt, cesah manages two more incubation centres in Baden-Württemberg in close cooperation with our partners IHK Reutlingen and Airbus DS in Friedrichshafen, compare "Network".