Our business activities focus on supporting company foundations and commercial applications based on aerospace technologies and infrastructures. Our Bavarian locations in Oberpfaffenhofen, 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.
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.
Innovative Land Stability Service for the Exploration Industry Wins Copernicus Masters
The first Earth observation service for extensive and uninterrupted coverage of land stability monitoring and mapping with millimetric-precision has been named the winner of this year's Copernicus Masters competition...
Network-based receiver for initial Galileo service recognised wins ESNC 2014
On 23 October, the international satellite navigation industry gathered in Berlin to award prizes to this year's best innovations in the commercial use of satellite navigation technology...