OPPORTUNITY: INNOspace Masters 2024 Space up your Life – Innovations for a smarter Earth and Space

INNOspace Masters is the 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).

The overall theme for the 2024 round of the competition is: Space up your Life – Innovations for a smarter Earth and Space

Under this overall theme, the competition offers five different challenges for you to participate in.

The submission phase starts on 15 February 2024 and ends on 23 April 2024.

Apply here.

What are the rewards and benefits?

Winners of the INNOspace Masters 2024 challenges will embark on a tailored journey to turn their idea into a real innovation project or business by

  • gaining direct access to capital and funding,
  • receiving support from research and market specialists,
  • obtaining the chance to co-innovate with world market leaders,
  • and getting access to premium research and industry networks
  • to shape the future of space in Germany and Europe!

See how far former winners of INNOspace Masters have already come on their journey, e.g. SilentRunningDCUBEDOKAPI:Orbits

Challenges and partners

Challenge 1: German Space Agency at DLR – “Applied Research for Disruptive Innovation”

Challenge 2: ESA Business Incubation Centres – “Join the New Space Economy”

Challenge 3: ESA Business Applications and Space Solutions – “Space for every Industry”

Challenge 4: Airbus – “Boosting responsible Commercialisation of Space”

Challenge 5: OHB – “Shape Space for a better Future”