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.


It's that time again: Professional app developers from all across Europe can now apply to participate in this year's Space App Camp by 22 July 2015.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is about to invite 20 committed developers to its fourth Space App Camp, a free event scheduled for 14-21 September 2015 at the Agency's ESRIN facility in Frascati (near Rome), Italy ...


The Copernicus Masters innovation competition - New Ideas and Markets Emerging Based on Big Data from Space
The Copernicus Masters competition is inviting all interested participants to submit outstanding ideas, applications, and business concepts involving innovative uses of Earth observation data by 13 July 2015 ...