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INNOspace - Satellite 4.0 New Ideas for the next space generation

A new competition INNOspace Masters was recently launched by the Space Administration department of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to promote innovative ideas for the next space generation, organized by Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO), which also organised the ESA/SAP Earth Observation Appathon early in 2015 in Portugal and other 5 locations.

What topics does the competition address?

INNOspace Masters is especially interested in forward-thinking ideas, research projects, demonstrators, prototypes, and innovative (but ready-to-implement) business concepts in the following subject areas: generative manufacturing, increased modularisation of production, flexible platforms, intelligent components, cyber-physical systems for complex production and logistics processes, and innovations along the entire value chain in satellite manufacturing.

Prizes awarded by first-class partners

The prizes will be awarded in three categories to meet different levels of innovative maturity and sophistication sponsored by world-class partners, including: the Space Administration department of the German Aerospace Center, Airbus Defence & Space, and Germany's two ESA Business Incubation Centres in Bavaria and Darmstadt. Along with extensive marketing/communication activities and networking contacts, the winners can look forward to technological and business-related services from first-rate partners.

From 16 September 2015 to 31 January 2016, interested major enterprises, SMEs, start-ups, university, or non-university research institution (or even a consortium of organisations) are invited to submit their brilliant ideas and solutions for the next space generation in the very first INNOspace Masters competition.

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