MetShape joins ESA’s Business Incubation Centre

March 2, 2023

MetShape uses its sinter-based Additive Manufacturing processes to manufacture small and micro metal parts (Courtesy MetShape)
MetShape uses its sinter-based Additive Manufacturing processes to manufacture small and micro metal parts (Courtesy MetShape)

MetShape GmbH, Pforzheim, Germany, has joined the European Space Agency (ESA) Business Incubation Centre Baden-Württemberg, a network supporting start-ups that are either pursuing innovative business ideas related to space technology, or that have the potential to become a reliable supplier to the space industry.

After convincing the ESA’s Tender Evaluation Board of the potential for its sinter-based Additive Manufacturing processes, the funding and additional benefits of the network are expected to support MetShape in achieving its goal to become a key supplier to the space industry.

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MetShape was founded in 2019 as a spin-off of the University of Pforzheim and has established a customer base in industries such as medical technology, luxury, and jewellery, as well as the mechanical engineering and metal processing sectors.

The ESA supports entrepreneurs and start-ups with a Europe-wide Business Incubator network. ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg is part of this network and is supporting several start-ups per year. Selected start-ups not only receive financial funding, but also benefit from the large ESA BIC start-up ecosystem and powerful network. This support is intended to enable start-ups to turn into successful businesses and realise their full potential.

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MetShape uses its sinter-based Additive Manufacturing processes to manufacture small and micro metal parts (Courtesy MetShape)

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