Space Oscars 2018 on 4 December

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Awards 2018


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Discover Europe’s Top 40 entrepreneurs tackling global challenges using Galileo and Copernicus

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Get inspired by renowned speakers from AZO’s competition partners

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Network with 170 stakeholders of Europe’s major space competitions

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Join the festive highlight of the EU Space Week 2018

Join the Space Oscars 2018 – THE highlight of Europe’s major space competitions for Galileo and Copernicus. This awards ceremony is the culmination of the annual competition year for the European Satellite Navigation Competition and the Copernicus Masters. As the organiser of both competitions, AZO is bringing together Europe’s space community of leading institutions, forward-thinking industry, thriving startups and award-winning entrepreneurs for the 15th time. The top 40 entrepreneurs tackling global challenges using Galileo and Copernicus will be honoured with awards by renowned speakers from the most relevant space stakeholders. Prizes will be presented by high-ranking representatives from the European Commission (EC), European GNSS Agency (GSA), European Space Agency (ESA), German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), CGI, Planet, BayWa AG, Stevenson Astrosat Ltd., Airbus, and the Satellite Applications Catapult.

The 2018 event will again take place in line with the EU Space Week 2018 as its crowning moment. Additional AZO events, the E-GNSS Accelerator and the Copernicus Accelerator Bootcamp, will also take place during the EU Space Week, which is hosted by CNES and organised by EC and GSA. For more information about the EU Space Week 3-6 December 2018 in Marseille, France, click here.


Come back soon for more information on how to save your spot for the Awards Ceremony 2018!


Pierre Delsaux

Deputy Director – General
European Commission

Philippe Brunet

Philippe Brunet

Director for Space Policy, Copernicus and Defence, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
European Commission

Dr Josef Aschbacher

Director of Earth Observeration Programmes
European Space Agency (ESA)

Carlo des Dorides

Executive Director
European GNSS Agency (GSA)

Sam Adlen

Chief Strategy Officer, Satellite Applications

Dr Thomas Beer

Copernicus Policy Coordinator, Copernicus Space Office
European Space Agency (ESA)

Niels Eldering

Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Officer
European Space Agency (ESA)

Jean-Michel Darroy

VP Head of Services Growth
Airbus Defence and Space - Intelligence

Dr Rolf-Dieter Fischer

Director of Technology Marketing
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Steve Lee


Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

Senior Director - European Affairs

Jörg Migende

Head of Agricultural Distribution & Head of Digital Farming

Cock Overbeek

Vice President - Space

Thorsten Rudolph

Managing Director
AZO Anwendungszentrum Oberpfaffenhofen GmbH

Gunter Schreier

Deputy Director German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)
German Aerospace Center (DLR)


The Space Oscars will be awarded for the fifteenth time on 4 December 2018. High-ranking speakers from the world-class competition partners of the ESNC and Copernicus Masters will honour the most visionary ideas.

Download the full programme here: Space Oscars Agenda 2018


AZO European Satellite Navigation Competition Copernicus Masters

European Satellite Navigation Competition

GSAEUGSAESADLRBMVIESNC University ChallengeESNC GNSS Living Lab PrizeSpaceStarters

Copernicus Masters

upon the initiative of ESACopernicusDLRCGIplanetBayWaAstrosatAirbusCatapultBMVI

Awards Ceremony

European Space WeekCNESGSAEuropean Comission



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Palais du Pharo

The Space Oscars 2018 will take place in Marseille, France, at the Palais du Pharo.

Start: 18:30 Admission

Address: 58 Boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille, France

How to get there?
Awards Location 2018

All European Space Week events will take place at the venue listed above.
More information about the Eurpoean Space Week 2018.