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Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)

Space4Business in Europe

Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO) was set up in 2004 by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs at the prominent aerospace location Oberpfaffenhofen, located near Munich, Germany. The company's main goal is to drive innovation and incubation in the commercial use of space technologies and infrastructures.

Business Fields of AZO

  • Entrepreneurship in the downstream aerospace markets
  • Marketing and innovation creation for the two European space programmes Galileo and Copernicus (formaly known as GMES)
  • Network coordination and conference management on behalf of the ESA, European Commission, and GSA

Through the leading innovation networks for satellite navigation (Galileo Masters) and Earth monitoring (Copernicus Masters), AZO drives the creation of innovative products, services, and business concepts for these emerging market segments. The underlying business concepts are realised in the form of company foundations as part of the incubation programme at ESA BIC Bavaria.

With these complementary projects, AZO nurtures a full range of innovative commercial aerospace application technologies and infrastructures - all the way from initial ideas to market maturity.

Main Partners

European Space Agency (ESA), European Commission, Free State of Bavaria, German Aerospace Center (DLR), lead ventures, high-tech regions

www.galileo-masters.eu          www.copernicus-masters.com          www.anwendungszentrum.de