Team

Meet the people at AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen and see the faces behind innovation competitions, ESA Business Incubation Centres, acceleration programmes, hackathons and many more successful space business projects.

Your Partners in Innovation and Competition

Since 2004, AZO has been characterised by its passionate, innovative and experienced team members. We strive to take your business to the next level, support startups in their success stories and create international innovation competitions that are looking for future space technologies, every day.

No matter what the challenge is, we are your partners in innnovation and competition!

Thorsten Rudolph

CEO

Stefanie Herrmann

CFO

Jennifer Apold

Web Development

Thomas Ballatré

Project Manager

ESA BIC

Brigitte Bethge-Ertinger

Office Manager

Silvia Corti

Project Manager Copernicus Support Office & Copernicus Masters

Racquell Crawford-Mills

Jr. Social Media & Content Manager

Daniela Dobreva-Nielsen

Business Development

Elke Essmann

Accounting

Pia Feurstein

Jr. Project Manager ESA BIC

Maximilian Heiser

Project Manager Copernicus Hackathons & ESA App Camp

Regine Heue

Head of Marketing & Communications

Mathias Kimbacher

Art Director

Lara König

Project Manager (parental leave)

Ines Kühnert

Head of Galileo & Copernicus Competitions

Kathrin Lenvain

Project Manager Opertus Mundi

Monika Mayr

Project Officer Galileo Masters & Copernicus Masters

Christoph Müller

Finance &
Project Management ESA BIC

Tamara Naydenova

Project Manager ATLAS

Lena Nietbaur

Project Manager INNOspace Masters

Franziska Regnath

Jr. Marketing Manager

Angelina Teltschik

Accountant

Join our Team!

Let’s shape your and AZO’s future together.

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