Our Partners

Offering outstanding technical know-how and expertise, our partners form the backbone of the INNOspace Masters. Their close collaboration in the competition drives the innovative transfer of knowledge and technologies for the future space sector. Meet the 2019/20 INNOspace Masters partners.

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DLR Space Administration

Acting on behalf of the Federal Government, DLR Space Administration designs and implements Germany’s Space Program, which integrates all German space activities on the national and European plane.

The DLR Space Administration on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has started the initiative INNOspace® to promote innovations, technology transfer and new markets.

German ESA Business Incubation Centers

The ESA Business Incubation Centres (BICs) in Bavaria and Hesse 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.



By using new commercial concepts in the space sector, Airbus establishes itself as European market leader in technology and industrial development. Airbus welcomes the opportunity to connect with external innovators through this competition in order to shape the future of the new space economy together.
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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.

DB Netz AG

DB Netz AG, the infrastructure subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, operates the largest railway network in Europe:

  • measuring 33,300 kilometres it is three times as long as Germany’s motorways
  • enabling more than 40,000 customer trains to complete their journeys every day
  • when lining up its 120 million railway sleepers they would nearly reach the moon!


„The catalouge „Deutsche Raumfahrtakteure“, published by DLR Space Administration, presents a comprehensive overview of competences, technologies, products and services of the German space industry. In its first edition, about 600 players of the German space sector are listed. Besides companies, the catalogue includes universities, research institutions, networks, incubators and public organisations. Especially for players outside the aerospace industry, this overview can be useful to identify potential collaboration partners within the space sector.”

Founded in 1998, the Berlin-Brandenburg Aerospace Alliance (BBAA) includes over 100 members from aerospace companies, research institutions and universities. The BBAA has been an associated member of Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie (BDLI) since September 2004 and represents the interests of the organisations in the Berlin-Brandenburg region with regard to the BDLI.

BioRegio STERN has been promoting the development of the life sciences cluster in the Stuttgart and Neckar-Alb regions, including the cities of Tübingen and Reutlingen, since 2001. BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is the central contact point for life science companies in the region and for those who are interested in starting a business in the field of biotechnology and medical technology. The networking of the life sciences industry with actors in other sectors ensures creative ideas and collaborations.

The E-Mobility Cluster Regensburg has set itself the objective to position the location Regensburg in the future topic electromobility. Therefore it initiates and conceives research and application projects in the field of electromobility. Here, the cluster is not limited to national projects, but is also involved in international collaborations. The E-Mobility Cluster focuses on the main topics e-vehicle, powertrain, charging technology, smart grid and networked mobility

Founded in 2005, the Forum Aerospace Baden-Württemberg (LR BW) includes about 100 members and is the nodal point between industry, science, politics and society. 15.000 persons in total work in institutions associated with LR BW. The gross revenue is around 4.8 billion Euros annually. The strength of the Baden-Wuerttemberg aerospace industry relates to the extended supply chain:  from screws up to satellite. On average, the Baden-Wuerttemberg aerospace industry invests 17.5 per cent of its turnover on research and development. With initiatives like „From Baden-Wuerttemberg into Space“ we spark interest in young people to become new talents for aerospace. Further initiatives aim to initiate projects to promote regional innovators.

eMove360° Europe 2019 (15-17 October 2019) is the biggest specialised fair for connected and autonomous driving, mobility 4.0 and electromobility worldwide. The fair presents the whole variety of future-oriented and sustainable mobility solutions from urban and mobile design, material and process solutions, autonomous driving and electronics to infotainment. What’s more, you can apply for the eMove360° Award until 30 June 2019. Awards will be presented to products and services relating to electromobility and autonomous driving during the fair.

The German Aviation Innovation Award (IDL) bundles the innovative power of companies and start-ups in the context of aviation, Industry 4.0 and the digital economy. The focus lies on active promotion and the creation of a dedicated platform for the innovators. In this way, the aim is to develop and promote a new common understanding of where and how innovations in aviation will emerge in the future.

Companies from the IT-business, companies which are using IT-logistics solutions, universities and further research and training institutions are working together in the IT-logistics cluster to achieve common goals. They focus on IT-solutions for intralogistics and on the goods and transport logistics.
The cluster has set itself the task of increasing the competitiveness and market opportunity of the member companies. The fields of work of the IT-logistics cluster arise from the competencies and interests of each member, as well as from the relevant topics of public attention.

The NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics.NRW state cluster is a public service body, set up as part of the excellence initiative organised by the North Rhine-Westphalia state government. NMWP.NRW aims at consolidating NRW’s excellent position in the field of key enabling technologies (KETs).

The cluster represents the interests of its stakeholders and acts as a network for organizations from industry, science and politics in the field of key enabling technologies. The cluster links the science and industry to strengthen technology transfer, innovativeness and competitiveness.

P3 group provides integrated consulting and engineering services from a single source, e.g. in the aviation, automotive, telecommunication and energy sector. The key competencies are digitization, engineering, project management services, strategy and process consulting, technology consulting and testing. P3 has a profound understanding of innovative technologies and vast experience in successfully developing complex technical products. P3 employs more than 4.000 engineers, economists, scientists and technicians at 45 locations in 15 countries.

The Thuringian Renewable Energies Network (ThEEN e.V.) is the expert network for renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency and sector coupling, based in Erfurt. The network has more than 70 members from economic, science and public institutions and represents and draws upon the expertise of more than 300 companies through its sector associations, such as “Working Group of the Thuringia Hydroelectric Power Plants”, “German Wind Energy Association”, and “Geothermal Association”.

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