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


Stefanie Herrmann


Jennifer Apold

Web Development

Intza Balenciaga

Project Manager EU Projects

Thomas Ballatré

Project Manager ESA BIC

Brigitte Bethge-Ertinger

Office Manager

Shiv Contractor

Project Manager ESA BIC

Silvia Corti

Project Manager Copernicus Support Office & Copernicus Masters

Racquell Crawford-Mills

Jr. Social Media & Content Manager

Daniela Dobreva-Nielsen

Business Development

Elke Essmann


Pia Feurstein

Project Manager ESA BIC

Maximilian Heiser

Project Manager

Pablo Humanes

Junior Art Director

Laura Kauffmann

Communication Manager

Mathias Kimbacher

Art Director

Lara König

Senior Project Manager

Ines Kühnert

Head of Galileo & Copernicus Competitions

Kathrin Lenvain

Project Manager Opertus Mundi

Yaroslav Lysytsia

Project Manager INNOspace Masters

Christoph Müller

Finance &
Project Management ESA BIC

Tamara Naydenova

Project Manager ATLAS

Franziska Regnath

Online Marketing Manager

Angelina Teltschik



Nap & Cuddle Manager

Join our Team!

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

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