Bärbel Deisting

Sonderflughafen Oberpfaffenhofen
bavAIRia e.V.
Friedrichshafener Straße 1
82205 Gilching

Space for Earth!


The IAP Ambassador Platform for Germany of ESA’s Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) Programme is hosted by bavAIRia e.V. in Gilching, Germany.

bavAIRia is responsible for the management of the Bavarian Cluster Aerospace being engaged in the fields of Aeronautics, Space and Space Applications. Satellite navigation and its applications as well as telecommunication, earth observation and Copernicus are major topics of the Cluster Aerospace. bavAIRia’s objective is to foster cooperation between industry, SMEs, universities, research institutes as well as politics and to support the development of innovative applications and services.

Why promote space applications to Germany?

Tourism, logistics or traffic, healthcare, security or forestry, these as well as other sectors have something in common: they are confronted with a rapidly growing number of new challenges. Requests for more effective and innovative solutions, products and services are increasing. Not all of them can be met with the methods and tools in place. To face these challenges a quick glance on other sectors even on space technologies can get you ahead - lateral thinking is the name of the game. Have you ever taken into account that the solution could be in space? Find out more on how the IAP programme can contribute.

IAP supports you in finding the appropriate solution

Are you an expert in a field besides space or space technologies and confronted with new challenges? Your problem cannot be solved with the traditional methods or tools of your sector? You have the feeling that space technologies could contribute or be an essential part of the solution? You have no contact to space experts?

Get in contact with us, we are happy to assist. ESA and the IAP programme provide valuable assistance in forms of:

  • technical advice
  • contact to appropriate companies and their expertise
  • access to the technical expertise of ESA – in fields like telecommunication, satellite navigation, earth observation, manned space flights and more
  • support from the German ESA IAP Ambassador

IAP supports your idea

Are you an expert in space technologies or space based applications? You have already an idea for a service / application, integrating at least two space technologies (telecommunication, satellite navigation, earth observation or manned space flight) with non-space technologies? You are already in contact with users being interested in your idea?
Then the IAP programme provides valuable assistance for the implementation and development of your ideas in forms of

  • financial support on co-financing basis
  • technical advice - from the first idea to implementation
  • contact to appropriate companies and their expertise
  • access to the technical expertise of ESA
  • information on events, calls and other activities of ESA on specific topics
  • support from the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • support from the German ESA IAP Ambassador

Role of the German IAP Ambassador

No matter if you are a user or an expert in space technologies or any other field, we as an IAP Ambassador are happy to assist. We support you by providing general information on the IAP programme. For users and experts we establish the necessary contacts (to ESA and the national delegates of DLR). Moreover we advise and accompany you in your first steps through the IAP programme. We bring users and stakeholders together, stimulate discussions amongst them and organize IAP workshops and events to keep you informed.