Space Moves!

Space Moves! is an event jointly organised by the Space Administration of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA) to promote space-enabled services with a major focus on transport and mobility.

Space Moves! is the seventh edition of ESA’s annual ARTES Applications workshop. It will bring together companies, users, experts, entrepreneurs, and the vibrant start-up scene to foster partnerships, spark new ideas, and inform about ESA funding and support opportunities.

Check out the winners of the Space Moves! Business Idea Competition for new space-enabled business concepts, of which the finalists’ pitches and awards ceremony took place during the event.

Transport and Mobility

Transport and mobility areas addressed at the event include:

  • Automotive and Road Mobility
  • Aviation
  • Maritime
  • Railway
  • Plant Equipment
  • Logistics
  • Infrastructure
  • Urban Mobility
  • Enabling Technologies

Added Value of Space

Your commercial services may need capabilities like remote or global interconnectivity, robust communication, positioning, precision timing, geo-information, remote control, or technology for harsh environments.

Space assets, such as satellite communication, satellite navigation, Earth observation or human spaceflight, can enable these capabilities.

What We Offer

Transport & Mobility Talks

Learn about challenges, opportunities and successful space-enabled services on land, at sea and in air

Application Showcases

Get inspired by demonstrations of successful mobility and transport services enabled by space

Network & Partnership Building

Meet business and technical experts, entrepreneurs, decision makers and investors

Funding & Support Opportunities

Learn about opportunities to fund and support your business ideas and discuss the possibilities with relevant stakeholders

Business Idea Competition

Do you have a promising business idea that benefits from satellite navigation, Earth observation, satellite communication or other space assets?

Submit it via the Space Moves! Business Idea Competition and win attractive prizes!


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Day 1 - 18 September 2017

10:00 – 10:30Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:30 – 11:15


  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Space Administration of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
11:15 – 12:00

Thematic Session: Automotive and Road Mobility

  • PTScientists and AUDI
  • Lamborghini
  • Advanced Navigation Solutions (ANavS)
  • European Space Agency
12:00 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:30

Enabling Space Technologies

14:30 – 15:20

Thematic Session: Aviation

15:20 – 15:40

ESA Ambassador Network

15:40 – 15:45Overview of Demo Corners
15:45 – 16:15Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:10Business Idea Competition: Pitches + Voting
17:10 – 18:40

Panel Discussion: Space for 5G in the Digital Society

18:40 – 20:40Dinner

Day 2 - 19 September 2017

8:30 – 9:00Welcome Coffee
9:00 – 10:00

Thematic Session: Maritime

10:00 – 10:15Space and Mobility – Benefits and Opportunities of Cross Sectoral Cooperation
10:15 – 10:30

ESA Kick-start Activities

10:30 – 10:45DLR INNOspace Masters Kick-off
10:45 – 11:15Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15

Thematic Session: Urban Infrastructure and Mobility

Thematic Session: Plant Equipment and Logistics

12:15 – 13:10

Thematic Session: Railways

13:10 – 13:20Business Idea Competition: Awards
13:20 – 13:35Closure
13:35 – 14:05Light Lunch

Space Moves! Impressions

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About Us

Acting on behalf of the Federal Government, DLR Space Administration designs and implements Germany's Space Programme, which integrates all German space activities on the national and European plane. 'Space Moves!' is supported as part of the German initiative 'Raumfahrt bewegt!' of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

The European Space Agency is Europe's gateway to space. ESA Business Applications is dedicated to the development, implementation and pilot operations of space-enabled applications that will lead to innovative, sustainable services.

23 May 2017
Last updated at 04 October 2017 - 13:04