INNOspace Masters “Space Moves!” 2019 / 2020

Review Conference and Awards Ceremony from 14 October 2020

Under the theme “Space Moves!”, the INNOspace Masters conference and awards ceremony took place on 14 October 2020. For the first time, the entire event was broadcast live on the Internet. The audience had the opportunity to participate online and vote for the best pitch by the 15 finalists. The conference focused on the topic “Innovations for sustainable infrastructures – what contribution can space make?” The highlight of the event was the announcement and awarding of the winners of the five INNOspace Masters Challenges and of the overall winner 2020.

Full Video Recording of the INNOspace Masters Conference and Award Ceremony 2019/20

We have made available the recording of the entire event. You can either watch the full video here or use the programme below to navigate through the video. By clicking on the links in the programme, you are directly lead to the respective part in the video.

Conference Programme

Moderator: Jürgen Rixgens

INNOspace Masters Conference
Welcome and Opening
Dr Walther Pelzer, Member of the DLR Executive Board, DLR Space Administration

Keynote: European Space Infrastructures
Matthias Petschke, European Commission Director for the European Union Space Programme

Keynote: Innovative Start-ups as Pioneers for Sustainability
Dr Ing. Heba Aguib, Chief Executive – Respond, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

Kick-off of the next competition round: INNOspace Masters 2020/21
Dr Franziska Zeitler, Head of Innovation & New Markets, DLR Space Administration
Thorsten Rudolph, Managing Director, AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen

Panel Interviews: Innovations for sustainable infrastructures – What contribution can space make?
Moderator: Jürgen Rixgens
Andreas Lindenthal, Head of Business Operations Space Systems, Spacecraft Equipment, Space Systems Germany, Airbus Defence & Space
Dr Lutz Bertling, Member of the Management Board, OHB SE
Dr Kristian Weiland, Chief Technology Officer, DB Netz AG
Dr Walther Pelzer, Member of the DLR Executive Board, DLR Space Administration

Awards Ceremony for the INNOspace Masters Challenges and Announcement of the Overall Winner

Moderator: Jürgen Rixgens

Finalists’ presentations and Awarding of the Winner: DLR Challenge
Team 1– 3 (presentation topics will be announced at the conference)
Dr Franziska Zeitler, Head of Innovation & New Markets, DLR Space Administration
Frank Meures, Project Manager INNOspace Masters, DLR Space Administration

Finalists’ presentations and Awarding of the Winner: ESA BIC Challenge
Team 1– 3 (presentation topics will be announced at the conference)
Thorsten Rudolph, Managing Director, AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen
Dr Frank Zimmermann, Managing Director, Centre of Satellite Navigation Hesse (cesah)

Finalists’ presentations and Awarding of the Winner: Airbus Challenge
Team 1– 3 (presentation topics will be announced at the conference)
Andreas Lindenthal, Head of Business Operations Space Systems, Spacecraft Equipment, Space Systems Germany, Airbus Defence & Space

Finalists’ presentations and Awarding of the Winner: OHB Challenge
Team 1– 3 (presentation topics will be announced at the conference)
Dr Lutz Bertling, Member of the Management Board, OHB SE

Finalists’ presentations and Awarding of the Winner: DB Netze Challenge
Team 1– 3 (presentation topics will be announced at the conference)
Dr Kristian Weiland, Chief Technology Officer, DB Netz AG

Closing remarks by the Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy followed by the Announcement and Awarding of the Overall Winner of the INNOspace Masters 2019/20
Thomas Jarzombek, Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, Commissioner of the Economic Affairs Ministry for the Digital Industry and Start-ups

Announcement of the Audience Award
Jürgen Rixgens

Speakers 2019/20

Dr Walther Pelzer
Dr Walther Pelzer

Member of the DLR Executive Board, DLR Space Administration

Thomas Jarzombek
Thomas Jarzombek

Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, Commissioner of the Economic Affairs
Ministry for the Digital Industry and Start-ups

Andreas Lindenthal
Andreas Lindenthal
Head of Business Operations Space Systems, Spacecraft Equipment, Space Systems Germany, Airbus Defence & Space
Matthias Petschke
Matthias Petschke

European Commission Director for the European Union Space Programme

Dr Ing. Heba Aguib
Dr Ing. Heba Aguib

Chief Executive – Respond, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

Dr Lutz Bertling
Dr Lutz Bertling

Member of the Management Board, OHB SE

Dr Kristian Weiland
Dr Kristian Weiland

Chief Technology Officer, DB Netz AG

Dr Franziska Zeitler
Dr Franziska Zeitler

Head of Innovation & New Markets, DLR Space Administration

Thorsten Rudolph
Thorsten Rudolph

Managing Director, AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen

Dr Frank Zimmermann
Dr Frank Zimmermann

Managing Director, Centre of Satellite Navigation Hesse (cesah)

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