GAIA Aerospace

GAIA Aerospace is Germany's largest NewSpace network, connecting new space companies & start-ups, outside the institutional space industry.


European Society of Thin Films (EFDS)

EFDS is the European network for thin-surface technologies, organizing working groups and conferences such as the annual Vacuum & Plasma.


INNOspace®-Network Space2Motion

The INNOspace® Space2Motion network facilitates the technology transfer between the automotive and space industry.



Merkle & Partner

Merkle & Partner GbR has been offering technical and engineering-scientific calculations as a service for over 30 years. This includes 3D simulations in the fields of statics, dynamics, vibration, shock, strength, fatigue strength, crash, containment, temperature, thermomechanics, flow, multiphase flow, combustion, particles, electromechanics, acoustics.


Institute of Space Systems & Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics

Our former institutes, Institute of Space Systems and Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics at the University of Stuttgart, are our partners, when it comes to further development of the open-source code PICLas. While the Institute of Space Systems focuses on the development of particle-based methods, the Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics has its focus on the numerical methods behind the electromagnetic field solver.


Technologie-Transfer-Initiative GmbH

The TTI GmbH is the business incubator at the University of Stuttgart. It offers support for spin-offs from academia and allowed us to focus on the technology transfer while we worked on the first pilot projects.