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.


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 ...


The innovation platform for young photonics companies
For the first time, LASER World of PHOTONICS, being held from 22-25 June at the Messe München site, will be offering its own marketplace for young up-and-coming companies ...