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Participants of the INNOspace Masters can select one out of four challenges, which fit best on the focus of their idea. The competition is awarding innovative concepts and solutions that solve current challenges in space or non-space industries by transferring knowledge or technology. In addition to worldwide network contacts, the winners will receive technological and economical support as well as assistance in implementing the project.
Each of our partners presents its own challenge with individual areas of focus covering the entire value chain along three phases of maturity:
Acting on behalf of the Federal Government, the DLR’s Space Administration designs and implements Germany’s Space Programme, which integrates all German space activities on the national and European level.
The DLR Space Administration has started the initiative INNOspace® to promote innovations, technology transfer and new markets.
This challenge is looking for innovative ideas and concepts for technologies, processes, and applications with transfer potential into space and vice versa in the following categories:
The German ESA Business Incubation Centres (BICs) offer the only start-up programme in Germany that promotes company foundations based on technology transfers from and into the space sector from the initial phase up to the marketable product. In close collaboration with renowned partners the programme supports young companies for a period of up to two years.
The start-ups receive financial and technical support as an incentive.
The ESA BIC Start-up Challenge of the INNOspace Masters is looking for new technology transfer ideas and business models from earth into space and vice versa. Potential examples are:
Start-ups are invited to submit their innovative products or services for the new space economy and obtain support from Germany’s ESA Business Incubation Centres in entering this future industry.
With new commercial approaches Airbus is positioning itself as a European leader at the pinnacle of technology and industrial development.
Airbus welcomes the opportunity to find external innovators with this award, in order to shape the future of commercial space together – along the complete aerospace value chain.
Airbus is looking for enablers and solutions (products & processes, services & business models) related to aerospace (satellites, ISS, incl. airborne and terrestrial platforms) which are suitable to have a lasting influence on our daily lives. We are looking for solutions enabling topics such as:
OHB SE is a European aerospace and technology group and one of the major independent forces within the European aerospace industry. Approx. 2,500 experts and executives are working on central European aerospace programmes.
With nearly 40 years of experience in the development and implementation of innovative aerospace systems and projects, and a range of specific aerospace and telematic products, the OHB Group has earned itself an outstanding position and is a renowned entity in international competition.
OHB is looking for ideas for the future space sector: from novel concepts to competitive solutions. Technologies and processes from space and non-space sectors could be exploited for greater benefits in the future. The OHB challenge is intended to identify innovative, promising ideas and concepts to support the implementation and use of space solutions.
Topics can include: robotics, smart materials, new technologies, asteroid mining, commercial space services, transport applications (railway, aviation…), the Low Earth Orbit commercialisation… and any other inspiring idea in the space sector! We aim at fostering efficiency with increased performance in all future space projects.
Unlock your innovation potential!