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Executive Director of European GNSS Agency (GSA) visits AZO

The Executive Director of European GNSS Agency (GSA) Carlo des Dorides recently paid a visit to AZO. Since 2008 GSA is greatly supporting the European Satellite Navigation Competition and received almost 200 submissions in 2015 for their prize looking for applications using the European flagship programmes GALILEO and EGNOS. During his visit, Mr des Dorides gained deep insight into the wide spectrum of AZO's service portfolio: the two leading Europe's major innovation competitions for space applications - the Copernicus Masters and ESNC, that serve as an important screening tool for new ideas for the ESA Business Incubation Centres and further European regional incubators; App Developer Camps, teaching developers how to make satellite data usable on mobile devices; Events showcasing disruptive space applications and fostering community exchange between startups, SME, R&D and industry. In addition also two start-ups from the ESA BIC Bavaria portfolio - which is managed by AZO - Scoo.me and Intelligence on Wheels, presented their business cases to demonstrate the wide range of services in this field.

The European GNSS Agency GSA
The European GNSS Agency promotes the development of applications that create demand for EGNOS and Galileo while providing economic and social benefits. The long-standing cooperation between GSA and the ESNC successfully supports the exploitation of the potential of applications based on EGNSS in Europe.

The ESNC's annual search for new services, products, and business innovations is designed to encourage the use of satellite navigation in everyday life. Over the past decade, it has evolved into the leading innovation competition comprising partner regions worldwide, the largest space-related incubation network and the most relevant European GNSS stakeholders. Submission is possible each year from 1 April - 30 June at www.esnc.eu

AZO - space of innovation
AZO's specialises in building and maintaining international innovation networks that help support product innovations and company foundations with a focus on the commercial use of space technologies and infrastructures.

AZO was founded in Oberpfaffenhofen - a well-known hub of the aerospace industry near Munich, Germany - by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) through the initiative and additional assistance of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy, and Technology in 2004.



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