AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen is an international networking and branding company for the European space programmes, supporting entrepreneurship with more than 700 companies founded in Europe. Since 2004, AZO has established the leading European space cluster innovation network for the satellite downstream market, while providing the necessary marketing and promotion platform, incubation and expert network, as well as regional funding programmes with the objective to increase the uptake of business cases. AZO organises it’s “Innovation Masters Series”, the most important space-related innovation competitions: Galileo Masters, Copernicus Masters, and INNOspace Masters in close cooperation with the European Commission (EC), the German Ministry of Transport and digital Infrastructure (BMVI), European Space Agency (ESA), German Aerospace Center (DLR), as well as a number of major industrial partners such as Airbus, BayWa, Merck, Planet, Astrosat, OHB, DB Netz AG and many others. In all competitions, AZO awards product innovations with well-known partners and established associated accelerator programmes in almost all competitions. Within the H2020 Copernicus App Lab project, AZO supports easier access to EO assets via a streaming and linking service for mobile developers. Additionally, AZO manages its ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Bavaria. This incubation programme has supported more than 165 company foundations solely in Bavaria to date. Since May 2019, AZO jointly operates the ESA BIC Northern Germany (NG) located in Bremen.