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INNOspace Masters

Space up your Life – Innovations for a smarter Earth and Space
“INNOspace Masters” competition 2024: Submission phase continues until 23 April

INNOspace Masters is an international innovation competition organised by the German Space Agency at DLR in cooperation with ESA, Airbus and OHB. Launched in 2015, it is open to companies of all sizes, start-ups, research institutions and universities, as well as individuals from all over the world.

The competition promotes ideas for the transfer of technology and expertise from other industries to the space sector (spin-ins/New Space) or from space to non-space sectors (spin-offs) in order to set new impulses for the next space generation in Germany and Europe.

The winners of the individual challenges will be honoured at an award ceremony during a festive closing event in Berlin on 9 October 2024. The prizes include funding or individual support to turn their idea into a real innovation project or com-pany, such as:

  • support from research and market specialists,
  • the opportunity to drive innovation together with world market leaders,
  • access to first-class networks in Germany and Europe,
  • €2.3 million in funding (DLR, ESA),
  • access to potential funding sources
  • and the chance to shape the future of space in Germany and Europe.

The different challenges of the competition are open to companies of all sizes, start-ups, research institutions and universities as well as individuals:

  1. DLR Challenge: Applied Research for Disruptive Innovation
  2. ESA BIC (Business Incubation Centres) Challenge: Join the New Space Economy
  3. ESA BA (Business Applications) Challenge: Space for every Industry
  4. Airbus Challenge: Boosting responsible Commercialisation of Space
  5. OHB Challenge: Shape Space for a better Future
  6. Mercedes-Benz car2space Challenge: Space up your Drive