Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO) was founded in Oberpfaffenhofen - a well-known hub of the aerospace industry near Munich, Germany - by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with the support of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport, and Technology in 2004.
Our business activities focus on supporting company foundations and commercial applications based on aerospace technologies and infrastructures. Our Bavarian locations in Oberpfaffenhofen, Ottobrunn, Nuremberg, and Berchtesgadener Land have aided more than 80 start-ups in recent years, which places them among the most successful incubation programmes involving the commercial use of space technologies and infrastructures. In coordinating Europe's two leading innovation networks for the space programmes Galileo (satellite navigation) and Copernicus (Earth observation), we also support the development of more than 600 new business and product innovations every year.


Munich Start-up Building Radar Wins Copernicus Masters Competition
Building Radar GmbH has just been named this year's overall winner of the international Earth observation competition Copernicus Masters. ...


Life-Saving Maritime Rescue Drone Wins European Satellite Navigation Competition 2015
The project POSEIDRON won over the international jury of experts and took home the grand prize ahead of the European Satellite Navigation Competition's 29 other winners ...


The winners of the fourth Space App Camp are now selected!
This year's Space App Camp took place from 14 - 21 September 2015 at the European Space Agency's Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) in Frascati, Italy ...