Statistics of the seventh round of the INNOspace Masters competition

Since its inception in 2015, the INNOspace Masters competition has received nearly 800 submissions from companies, SMEs, start-ups, universities, research institutes, non-university research institutions and individuals from around 50 countries. These submissions ranged from basic applied research up to market ready technologies in the innovation and integration phase.

In this way, the INNOspace Masters competition contributes to promoting innovation and commercialising space throughout the entire value creation chain.

The seventh round of the INNOspace Masters has been running from 18 October 2021 to 18 February 2022. In this round we received 153 applications from participants from all over the world, representing a new record of submissions received during a single competition round (previous record: 126 submission in 2020/2021). To give some insights into this years’ submissions, we have prepared some key statistical facts for you:


  • More than 50% of the applications come from start-ups (up from 40% last year)
  • The highest numbers of submissions came from the sectors space, renewables energy, automotive, information & communication and science & technology
  • This year we have an increasingly diverse geographical range with participants from 28 countries from all over the world:
    • 18 European countries
    • 4 African and 4 Asian countries
    • as well as Canada and the USA.

The most promising submissions of this competition round and the overall winner will be awarded at the annual INNOspace Masters conference for “Sustainable and Efficient Innovations for Space and Earthon 5 July 2022 in Berlin.

We are looking forward to exciting keynotes and panel discussions with leading actors from politics and business, as well as insights into the innovative project ideas from this year’s winners. Save the date!

More information including the program of the conference will be available on our website soon.

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