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1 European Space s Network Alumni Report 2012 ESINET INCUBATORS & ESA BICs December

2 The Esinet Alumini Report is a publication designed to inform Business Innovation Centers (BICs) around Europe about the trends shaping their markets. The publication is also intended to create awareness among policymakers at European and national level, of the value of BICS in creating a dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit in Europe. This publication has been produced in collaboration with ESA. EBN, Brussels Reproduction is authorized provided that the reference acknowledged. Environmental production. This publication is printed according to high environmental standards. Design: Arctik European Space s Network Alumni Report 2012 ESINET INCUBATORS & ESA BICs 2

3 Contents 1. INTRODUCTION EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Scope of the Document Background Acronyms and abbreviations Definitions ALUMNI LIST ALUMNI PERFORMANCES Survival rate Country Companies origin Equity funding Sector of industry Turnover Employment Space Origin Gender KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS EVOLUTION SNAPSHOT ON ACTUAL INCUBATEES HOSTED IN ESA BICs AND ESINET INCUBATORS CONCLUSION

4 1. INTRODUCTION In July 2002, the European Space s Network (ESINET) was launched as an experimental platform for the transfer of knowledge and technologies. Today, ESINET has become the leading network of incubators focusing wholly or partially on space connected technologies used in all sectors. Its members stand for high technology business incubator facilities with a proven track record. In 2003, as part of its endeavour to encourage the transfer and commercialisation of space technologies and within the framework of its partnership with EBN (European Business & Innovation Centre Network), the European Space Agency decided to set up Business Incubation Centres (BICs). Their purpose is to enable entrepreneurs and young companies (incubatees) to receive comprehensive commercial and technical assistance in order to set up their business using space technology and/ or space systems for general non-space commercial uses. To ensure that specialist advice, consultancy and unique space resources are never far away, the ESA BICs have been established either close to ESA sites in (The Netherlands), (Germany), Frascati (Italy), Harwell (UK) and Redu (Belgium), or close to other agencies Oberpfaffenhoffen (DLR, Germany), Flanders (VITO and IMEC, Belgium), Sud France (CNES, France) and Barcelona (UPC, Spain). In early 2007, ESA invited EBN, the European Business & Innovation Centre Network, to integrate ESINET as a structural thematic component of the EBN Network and to further professionalise and deploy its operations. EBN has been managing ESINET and implementing a new strategy and offer to members, with the ultimate goal of increasing the deal flow of innovative companies with growth potential. 4

5 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY After 8 years of operations, 173 companies have been incubated, and successfully graduated from the ESA BICs (100 companies) and ESINET incubators (73 companies), and therefore became alumni. This report provides some statistics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on this portfolio of alumni companies From the portfolio of 173 alumni, 21 of them (12%), have failed or stopped activities, whilst 152 of them (88%), are still operational. Within these 152, 14 (9%) have been acquired by another company or absorbed by their mother company (17.5% in 2011). No data have been provided for these acquired companies. The portfolio of 173 companies shows a geographical distribution among 9 ESA member states; the main three countries of origin are the Netherlands, France and Germany. Women manage only 6% of the companies; this figure is significantly lower that the European average. The ESA BICs select either existing young companies (less than 5 years old) or newly created companies (start-ups); about 75% of the alumni are existing young companies. The 173 companies have been categorized in 12 sectors of industry: Health, Software Solutions, Energy, Textile, Security, Life Style, Biotech, Telecom, Education, Automotive, Industry and Environment. With regards to the 173 companies (ESINET and ESA BICs), 41% of the companies are transferring a space technology, whilst about 25% develops products and services in the applications of the satellite navigation systems. The trend observed within the applicants to the ESA BICs scheme, showing more and more GNSS connected projects, is reflected already within the alumni: 27% are developing products and services in the downstream markets of GNSS. Within the 152 operational companies, 21 have received equity investment, 5 from business angels and 5 from venture capital sources (other companies which have received equity funding did not mention from which source), for a total of about 15.4M ( 3.5M ESA M ESINET). The total turnover achieved for 2012 is more than 128.3M ( 92.1M for ESA for ESINET). A total of 981 FTE (586 FTE regarding ESA BICs FTE for ESINET) employees are working in these 152 SMEs; this means an average of about 6-7 employees per start-up. With an 88% survival rate, in regression of 5-6% with respect to 2011, the ESA and ESINET BICs performance stands at the level of the average success rate reported in the annual survey of European Business Innovation Centres (BIC Observatory) published by EBN. The study showed that incubated high-tech companies demonstrated an 87% survival rate after 3 years. This rate was well below 50% for start-ups which have not been supported by incubators. A snapshot on the 54 actual incubatees hosted in the ESA BICs, reveal a number of FTE of 133 and a turnover at the end of 2012 of 5M (estimations). As for ESINET, a snapshot on the 57 actual incubatees hosted in the ESINET incubators, exhibit a number of FTE of 179 and a turnover at the end of 2012 of 4.8M (estimations). This means that by the end of 2012, the whole ESINET and ESA BICs incubatees consists of about 312 employments and cumulates a turnover of about 9.8M (estimations). Overall, since the Esinet inception, 52 have received equity investment, 26 from business angels, 15 from venture capital sources, and 11 from other sources, for a total of approximately 80M. 5

6 2.1. Scope of the Document The present document is an evaluation report that summarizes the data and statistics of the alumni s performance of the European Space s Network initiative (ESA BICs and ESINET incubators). The portfolio of alumni consists of a total of 173 companies companies from ESA BICs and 73 companies from ESINET. With regards to ESINET members, the portfolio of alumni consists of 73 companies, 25 from WSL (B), 14 from Incubateur Paca-Est (F), 13 from Bordeaux Technowest (F), 8 from Incubateur Midi-Pyrénées (F), 4 from Technoport Henri Tudor (L), 3 from Hermia (FI), 2 from CPIN (P), 2 from CEEI Théogone (F), 1 from Promotech (F) and 1 from Barcelona Activa (ES). It is important to stress here that some incubators did not provide full information about their alumni; therefore the total number of alumni is most probably above the number of 173 companies described in this report. The report provides key performance indicators (KPIs) on this portfolio such as the success rate, the turnover, the job creation and the equity investment. It also gives statistics on the country of origin, the sectors of industry, the space connection and the gender over the whole portfolio. This report is divided into three main chapters: Alumni performances KPIs 2012 Evolution (ESA BICs and ESINET INCUBATORS) 6

7 2.2. Background As part of its endeavour to encourage the transfer and commercialisation of space technologies, the European Space Agency (the Agency) has set up business incubators located in, the Netherlands, Rome, Italy, and Bavaria, Germany, Harwell, United Kingdom, Redu and Geel, Belgium, South of France, and Barcelona, Spain. Their purpose is to enable start-up companies (incubatees) to receive comprehensive commercial and technical assistance in order to set up their business using space technology and/or space systems for general non-space industrial, scientific and commercial uses. The ESINET community is spread all around the EU, within a panel of more or less 10 different countries. The aim of the network is to build a community of startups sharing activities linked with space technologies on Earth. The network is composed of BICs (labialized by EBN), innovation and incubation centres without the label of BIC, but also research centres doing virtual incubation and in partnership with universities (and vice and versa). 7

8 2.3. Acronyms and abbreviations AZO Anwendungzentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhoffen ESA BICs ESA Business Incubation Centre EBN European Business & Innovation Centre Network ESA European Space Agency ESINET European Space s Network EC European Commission EU European Union FTE Full Time Equivalent GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System KPI Key Performance Indicator SME Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise TEB Tender Evaluation Board TTN Technology Transfer Network 2.4. Definitions Commercial Applications shall mean marketable products, hardware, software or services, which are based on or make use of space technology or satellite systems and derived information or information management capabilities related to the handling and exploitation of space systems for use by individuals, commercial enterprises, non-profit organizations or public entities. Deal Flow shall mean the measurement of the number of inbound projects attracted to an ESA BICs. Space-connected projects or companies shall mean projects or Start-ups or SMEs, which develop products and/or services using space systems or technology transfer, in the non-space sectors. OSTF, Open Sky Technologies Fund, shall mean the ESA-supported investment fund, managed by Triangle Ventures. Technical Support from ESA shall mean support from ESA technical expert(s) to integrate and/or refine the space technology into a commercial application (coming mainly from D/TEC and D/TIA). Survival rate refers to the rate of companies, over the whole portfolios, which are still operational, either as an independent company, or as a new entity after fusion or acquisition. Alumni shall mean a former incubatee from an ESA BICs, which successfully graduated after the contractual ESA Final Review. 8

9 3. ALUMNI LIST The portfolio of alumni consists of a total of 173 companies, 55 ESA BICs, 17 ESA BICs, 17 ESA BICs Bavaria, 11 ESA BICs Lazio, 25 from WSL (B), 14 from PACA EST (F), 13 from Bordeaux Technowest (F), 8 from Midi-Pyrénées (F), 4 from CRP Henri Tudor (L), 3 from Hermia (FI), 2 from CPIN (P), 2 from CEEI Théogone (F), 2 from Euroimpresa Legnano (I), 1 from Promotech (F), 1 from Barcelona Activa (ES) as shown on chart 1. Euroimpresa Legnano 1% CEEI Théogone Hermia 1% 2% CRP Henri Tudor CPIN 2% 1% Promotech 1% Barcelona AcTva 1% Midi- Pyrénées 5% Bordeaux Technowest 7% ESA BIC 31% PACA EST 8% ESA BIC Darnstadt 10% WSL 14% ESA BIC Lazio 6% ESA BIC Bavaria 10% Chart 1 - Alumni Origin 9

10 10 List of surveyed Alumni

11 Citynavigators Products ltd HELILEO Mobile Life Selene Baby Care Walopt Codasystem Covivo Hidromod HumanSpace Mobzili Modulight vof SemsoTec Sherpa Engineering Waltec WIG Biometrics FONNUS Coltratech Cybercultus Special HISTAR Imperia Modelon Nabla Quadro srl Senso System Sigfox wer_denkt_was Yellow Tags Products InnerTV (Cybercultus Covivo Deolan HumanSpace Newsteo SimplySIM spin- off) Modulight Sherpa Engineering WIG FONNUS Cybercultus Imperia Innovative Data Nabla Quadro srl Sigfox Yellow Tags Desert Express Nhazca srl Sitep InnerTV Services (Cybercultus Deolan Newsteo SimplySIM spin- off) 4. ALUMNI Desert Express 4. ALUMNI Innovative Data Services 4.1. Survival rate 4. ALUMNI 4.1. Survival rate A key aim of business incubators is to accelerate the process of starting up a business and to minimize A key aim of business incubators is to accelerate the process of starting up a business and to failure rates 4.1. (defined Survival as rate cessation of activity) which is why the most important indicator for measuring minimize failure rates (defined as cessation of activity) which is why the most important indicator for the success level of the incubator is provided by the number of companies that are still in activity and measuring the success level of the incubator is provided by the number of companies that are still in the number A key aim of firms of business that, for incubators a reason or is another, to accelerate have the ceased process to exist of starting after leaving up a business the incubator. and to activity and the number of firms that, for a reason or another, have ceased to exist after leaving the minimize failure rates (defined as cessation of activity) which is why the most important indicator for 12% have incubator. failed or stopped activities. These are: measuring the success level of the incubator is provided by the number of companies that are still in activity and the 12% number have failed of firms or stopped that, for activities. a reason or These another, are: have ceased to exist after leaving the incubator. Avafone Food Process Innovations (aka Agribase) Sherpa Engineering Citynavigators 12% have Ltd failed or stopped activities. Fugo These are: Solar Sailor Coltratech Special Products Galateia UAV'ITI Avafone Food Process Innovations (aka Agribase) Sherpa Engineering Desert Express HISTAR Virtunaut Citynavigators Ltd Fugo Solar Sailor Double Technologies Group Keyobs Waltec Biometrics Coltratech Special Products Galateia UAV'ITI Ecotransfer Novaloc WIG FONNUS Desert Express HISTAR Virtunaut Enove (Snowmate) Oviv Security Technology Yellow Tags Double Technologies Group Keyobs Waltec Biometrics Enove (Snowmate) 152 or 88% are still Oviv operational. Security Technology Within these 152, 14 Yellow (9%) Tags have been acquired by another 152 or 88% of company them are or still absorbed operational. by their Within mother these company: 152, 14 (9%) have been acquired by another company or absorbed by their mother company: 152 or 88% Company are still operational. Within these 152, 14 Acquired (9%) have by : been acquired by another company Bradford absorbed Instruments by their B.V mother company: MDCL Codasystem Company Gamma Services Bradford Instruments B.V J- CDS (Jaqar spin- off) Codasystem Maporama MobileTech Gamma Services Marinenet / Ocean Going Phone Company J- CDS (Jaqar spin- off) Mathcomp Medical Systems B.V. Maporama MobileTech SAT Sports - ARPI S.A.S Marinenet / Ocean Going Phone Company Selene Baby Care Mathcomp Medical Systems B.V. Senso System SAT Sports - ARPI S.A.S ESINET Alumni Selene Baby Report Care 2013 European Business and Senso System Innovation Centre Network Spasys European Business SportTrack.Com and BV Innovation Thruvision Centre Network Ltd. Nhazca srl Sitep Ecotransfer Novaloc WIG FONNUS Visioscopie STS Group Acquired by : M3 Systems MDCL Rhea STS Group Maporama Solutions M3 Systems BHT Group Rhea PanConsult BV Maporama Solutions Tracedge BHT Group Verhaert PanConsult BV Skylab Industries - FAILED in 2012 Tracedge Verhaert Skylab Industries - FAILED in 2012 Sensys My Laps Thruvision System Ltd. Système X Date : 10/07/2013 Page 8 Page 8 The survival rate is therefore of 88% (cf. chart 2). This rate can be compared to the average rate of success computed in a European study on the impact of business incubators on survival rate, commissioned by the EC. The study showed that incubated high tech companies exhibited an 87% success rate after 3 years. This rate was well below 50% for start- ups, which have not been supported by incubators. 11

12 The survival rate is therefore of 88% (cf. chart 2). With an 88% survival rate, in regression of 5-6% with respect to 2011, the ESA and ESINET BICs performance stands at the level of the average success rate reported in the annual survey of European Business Innovation Centres (BIC Observatory) published by EBN. The study showed that incubated high-tech companies demonstrated an 87% survival rate after 3 years. This rate was well below 50% for start-ups which have not been supported by incubators. Absorbed or Acquired 14 Failed 21 Opera&onal 138 Chart 2 - Compagnies Situation 4.2. Country The data collected from the 173 companies exhibits a geographical distribution among 9 EU member states (cf. chart 3). The Netherlands, with 55 Alumni (32%), is the country with the highest proportion of firms, followed by France with 38 (22%), Germany with 34 companies (19.5%) and Belgium with 25 (14%). Italy counts 11 (6.3%). Luxembourg has 4 companies while Finland has 3, Portugal has 2 and Spain 1. B 25 I 11 L 4 FI 3 PT ES 2 1 NL 55 D 34 F 38 Chart 3 - Geographical Distribution 12

13 4.3. Companies origin The companies that are incubated can be divided into two main groups depending on whether they are new start-up companies or existing young firms. Start-up companies are those companies that were created specifically for incubation whilst those categorized as existing young firms, were created within 5 years prior to incubation (any company that has been operating for more than 5 years is prohibited from being incubated). Company Origin The chart 4 shows that 3/4 of the Alumni are young existing companies (under 5 years of activity). 24% Start up 76% Exis1ng Chart 4 - Company Origin 4.4. Equity funding Equity funding is defined as a provision of capital investment in the company in return for a stock or share of the company. Within the 152 operational companies, 36 have received equity investment, 14 from business angels and 8 from venture capital sources, for a total of about 42M. 13

14 The companies, which received equity investment, are shown in the following table: Page 14 Company Country VC BA Other or NC Total ( ) Thruvision UK SatSports F LeoSphere F iopener NL Bliin.com NL Pole Star F Estrellasat NL Verimatic D Geo- K I BCAA I Carbon Hero UK Galileian Plus I Raptech I Food Process Innovation NL Insiteo F Pepite B Sigfox F Kinaxia F Vulog F ETAMAX D LatitudeN GmbH D Flinc D Anti Skimming Gbr aka EM Electronic Machines D BlackShore NL ExxFire (Fire Suppression Inside) NL SatMos (aka FitecSud) NL Toogethr NL Fluid Soltions alternative srl I BlueThread srl I Nhazca srl I Energie Etiche srl I Nabla Quadro srl I Modelon D SemsoTec D Nogago D SATOP D TOTAL Table - Equity Funding As shown in chart 5 the percentage that had access to funding is low, but reflects the level of maturity of the incubatees. Venture capital 7% Business Angel 10% Other source (and NC source) 8% None 75% Chart 5 - Equity Funding 14

15 4.5. Sector of industry The 173 companies have been categorized in 12 sectors of industry, which are shown on chart 6. They are: Health Software Solutions Energy Textile Security Life Style Life Science Telecom Education/Social Automotive Industry Environment With 34 companies, the sector Industry counts the most of Alumni, followed by the Software Solutions (26), and by the Environment sector (24). Chart 6 - Sectors of Industry 15

16 4.6. Turnover Data from companies which have been absorbed or acquired are not considered (no data have been received from those companies). The set of data for turnover 2012 collected for the 152 operational companies show a total turnover of more than 128.3M ( 92.1M for ESA BICs Alumni M for ESINET Alumni). Seventeen companies already exceeded the 1M turnover (TO 2012); these are: ReadMore ( 30M), Magellium ( 17.9M), Alsatis ( 7.5M), PiMON ( 7.2M), IP.Trade ( 3.4M), Modelon ( 2.9M), Lambda X ( 2.4M), Lasea ( 2,4M), Pole Star/Posiris ( 2.3M), M3 Systems ( 2.2M), LeoSphere ( 1.6M), Active Space technologies ( 1.5M), Insiteo ( 1.5M), RFIdea ( 1.5M), Semso Tec ( 1.3M), Helileo ( 1M), and Meta Sensing ( 1M). The information for the 152 operational companies for the year 2012 is shown in chapter Employment For many business incubators, the creation of new jobs is the main goal to be pursued and the ESINET incubators are not different in this respect. According to the data collected from the 152 operational companies, a total of 981 FTE (586 FTE regarding ESA BICs FTE for ESINET) employees are working in these 152 SMEs. An average of 6-7 employees per start-up is a good result. Since we did not get any info from the 14 companies which have been acquired and absorbed, this figure should be higher Space Origin To apply to an ESA BICs, a connection to space shall be demonstrated. There are 3 possible origins: Technology transfer Applications of space systems (satellite navigation, satellite communication, earth observation) A combination of the above As shown on chart 7, 41% of the companies are transferring a space technology, whilst about 25% develops products and services in the applications of the satellite navigation systems. 16

17 Space Origin 7% 3% Technology transfer 11% 13% 41% Satellite naviga:on applica:on Satellite communica:on 25% Earth observa:on applica:on Combina:on Chart 7 - Space Origin 4.9. Gender ESA follows an equal opportunity policy and gender equality is recognized as being a basic principle as well as an essential factor in a balanced professional environment, and for these reasons it was important to take into consideration an assessment of gender distribution within the different incubatees. The distribution between men and women (chart 8) as chief executive officers of the companies has unfortunately highlighted a strong disproportion in the gender distribution. Within the 173 start-ups, 10 only, or 6%, are managed by women (4.5% in 2010). This very low figure has to be compared to the 25-30% of women entrepreneurs in Europe (source W E S, a European network to promote women entrepreneurship, a Swedish initiative); figures which are already too low. Gender Repar**on As a comparison, venture capital-backed companies managed by women represented 3.3% in 2004, these companies receiving less than 2.5% of the total venture-capital investment in Europe ( 3.5 billion in 2004 source: VentureOne, 2005). The 10 companies managed by a woman are: MicroMega Dynamics (WSL, Belgium); IP Wetter and INTEND Geoinformatik (both from ESA BICs, Germany); bliin BV, MDUSpace, and Space Synapse ltd (those three companies from ESA BICs, NL); Fluid Solutions Alternative, Nhazca and Terradue (those three being from ESA BICs Lazio, Italy) ; and Nogago (BIC Bavaria, Germany). 6% In our portfolio, 3 companies managed by 94% women got access to equity investment in 2012, 6% for a total amount of ; Nogago (Germany) benefiting from for it alone. Women running business Gender Repar**on 94% Chart 8 - Gendre Repartition Men running business 17

18 5. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS KPI 2012 This chapter shows at a glance the full list of the 152 alumni with 4 main information on the year 2012; status of the company, number of FTE employees, turnover and equity investment. The following table* indicates that the portfolio of 152 operational companies employs 981 people, have made more than 128.3M turnover and have raised more than 16.7M in equity investment for the two years together. * Companies highlighted in grey in the Table below (32) which have not provided any data for TO ESINET Alumni Report 2013 Date : 10/07/ nor 2011 have been excluded from calculation. N Company Name Status by End 2012 FTE by End 2012 TO 2012 ( ) Equity Investmentf or year 2012 ( ) 1 AC Sport Ongoing Active Space technologies V.O.F Ongoing Astrocourier Ltd. Ongoing BlackShore Ongoing (year 2012) bliin BV Ongoing Bradford Instruments B.V M&A (MDCL) NA NA 7 Carbon Diem (aka Carbon Hero) Ongoing EATOPS Ongoing EMXYS Ongoing EstrellaSat Ongoing 12 NA 11 ExxFire (Fire Suppression Inside) Ongoing 2 NA (year 2012) ezcol BV Ongoing FAST Ongoing Gamma Services M&A (M3 Systems) Giaura Ongoing HumanSpace InnerTV Ongoing 1 NA

19 12 ezcol BV 13 FAST 14 Gamma Services 15 Giaura 16 HumanSpace 17 InnerTV (Cybercultus spin- off) 18 Innovative Data Services 19 INTECS, SatNav applications division (aka DiSAPS) 20 Ipotuba B.V. ESINET Alumni Report IPStar BV European 22 J- CDS (Jaqar Business spin- off) and Innovation Centre Network 23 LeoSphere 24 Maporama MobileTech Marinenet / Ocean Going Phone Company Mathcomp Medical Systems B.V. 27 MDUSpace 28 Meta Sensing 29 Miramap 30 Mobzili vof 31 Novimet 32 Omnidea Lda. 33 Polestar / Posiris 34 Presence Displays (AquaCinema) 35 ReadMore (Publess) 36 Rotacional 37 SAT Sports - ARPI S.A.S (now Tracedge) 38 SatMos (aka FitecSud) 39 Selene Baby Care Ongoing 1 0 Ongoing M&A (M3 Systems) Ongoing Ongoing 1 NA Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing 1 0 Ongoing M&A (Rhea) 1 NA Date : 10/07/ NA Ongoing M&A (Maporama Solutions) M&A (BHT Group) M&A (PanConsult BV) 18 NA NA NA NA Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Hub Telecom aquired 18% of the shares Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing NA NA M&A (Tracedge) Ongoing M&A (Verhaert) NA NA Page (year 2012)

20 23 LeoSphere ESA BIC 24 Maporama MobileTech ESA BIC M&A (Maporama Solutions) (year 2011) 25 Marinenet / Ocean Going Phone Company ESA BIC M&A (BHT Group) NA NA 26 Mathcomp Medical Systems ESA BIC B.V. M&A (PanConsult BV) NA NA 27 MDUSpace ESA BIC Ongoing Meta Sensing ESA BIC Ongoing Miramap ESA BIC Ongoing Mobzili vof ESA BIC Ongoing Novimet ESA BIC Ongoing Omnidea Lda. ESA BIC Ongoing Polestar / Posiris ESA BIC Hub Telecom aquired 18% of the shares Presence Displays (AquaCinema) ESA BIC Ongoing ReadMore (Publess) ESA BIC Ongoing Rotacional ESA BIC Ongoing NA NA 37 SAT Sports - ARPI S.A.S (now ESA BIC Tracedge) M&A (Tracedge) (year 2011) 38 SatMos (aka FitecSud) ESA BIC Ongoing Selene Baby Care ESA BIC M&A (Verhaert) NA NA 40 Space Colour Systems ESA BIC Ongoing 1 NA 41 Space Synapse ltd ESA BIC Ongoing Spasys ESA BIC M&A (Sensys) NA NA 43 SportTrack.Com BV (now: My Laps) ESA BIC M&A (My Laps) NA NA ESA BIC Ongoing ESA BIC Ongoing M&A (Thruvision System Ltd.) NA NA ESINET Alumni Report Star2Earth 45 Taitus Software European Business and Innovation Centre Network ESA BIC 46 Thruvision Ltd. 20 Ongoing (year 2012) (year 2011) Date : 10/07/ Toogethr ESA BIC Ongoing ALL4IP ESA BIC Ongoing 3 NA 70 ANLU NAVIGATION GmbH ESA BIC Ongoing Anti Skimming Gbr (aka EM Electronic Machines) ESA BIC (year 2011) Ongoing Page (year 2012)

21 ESINET Alumni Report 2013 Date : 10/07/ Taitus Software 46 Thruvision Ltd. 47 Toogethr 69 ALL4IP 70 ANLU NAVIGATION GmbH 71 Anti Skimming Gbr (aka EM Electronic Machines) 72 embia 73 ETAMAX 74 flinc 75 INTEND Geoinformatik Ongoing M&A (Thruvision System Ltd.) NA NA Ongoing Ongoing 3 NA Ongoing 1 0 Ongoing Ongoing 1 0 Ongoing (year 2012) (year 2012) Ongoing Ongoing IP Wetter Ongoing LatitudeN GmbH Ongoing (year 2012) MAVinci UG Ongoing Mobile Life Ongoing PosiTim Ongoing Punchbyte Medienagentur Ongoing

22 22 77 LatitudeN GmbH 78 MAVinci UG 79 Mobile Life 80 PosiTim 81 Punchbyte Medienagentur 82 Samango 83 Solenix 84 Verimatic 85 wer_denkt_was ESINET Alumni Report 2013 Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing 1 0 Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing 1 0 Ongoing AEVO BIC Bavaria Ongoing Agrista BIC Bavaria Ongoing ANAVS BIC Bavaria Ongoing Atmosphere BIC Bavaria Ongoing European 90 audiohood Business and BIC Bavaria Ongoing Innovation Centre Network 91 Federberg BIC Bavaria Ongoing Date : 10/07/ Page Modelon BIC Bavaria Ongoing nogago BIC Bavaria Ongoing PiMON BIC Bavaria Ongoing SARMORE BIC Bavaria Ongoing SATOP BIC Bavaria Ongoing (year 2012) SemsoTec BIC Bavaria Ongoing sportscurve BIC Bavaria Ongoing TANKERING.com BIC Bavaria Ongoing tiramizoo.com BIC Bavaria Ongoing 13 NA 101 Treems BIC Bavaria Ongoing ViaLight Communications BIC Bavaria Ongoing BCAA srl Lazio Italia Ongoing BlueThread srl Lazio Italia Ongoing B- Open srl Lazio Italia Ongoing Energie Etiche srl Lazio Italia Ongoing Fluid Soltions alternative srl Italia Ongoing Galileian Plus srl Italia Ongoing Geo- K srl Italia Ongoing (year 2012) (year 2012) (year 2012) (year 2012)

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