What it's all about

On 25 - 26 October 2016, the third edition of the Satellite Masters Conference - the innovation marketplace for satellite downstream business - took place. This pioneering event connected high-level representatives from leading institutions and forward-thinking industry with thriving startups and award-winning entrepreneurs.

The 2016 Satellite Masters Conference featured:
  • 3 days of business-driven events
  • Festive Awards Ceremony of Europe's major space competitions
  • Over 80 speakers
  • Over 500 registered participants
  • 4 topic-specific sessions
  • 18 pitches of awarded entrepreneurs


Impressions 2016


Focus Sessions

“Space 4.0” Boosting Digital Business

Explore how big data from space boosts digital business. This session highlights how the Internet of Things, Data Combination and Deep Learning enhance the space industry and facilitate the new space strategy.

Space Applications Tackling Energy, Environment & Health Challenges

Experience how the latest trends in energy and environment are influenced by space, to tackle related challenges on the global scale. Obtain insights into existing and future health applications benefitting our society.

Civilian UAVs Providing Uplift for Everyday Life

Discover civilian UAVs, their application diversity and significance for our everyday life. Become aware of the tremendous growth market for satellite navigation and Earth monitoring.

Space Services Taking Safety, Security and Emergency Issues Head On

Apprehend the possibilities space services provide to improve safety, security and emergency-related issues. This session illuminates the potential of the PRS, SAR, and related topics making everyday life safer.

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Keyfacts 2016

Professional networking with 500 participants from across Europe

Inspiration from over 80 speakers from international industry, research, and institutional entities

Discovering cutting-edge space applications based on satellite navigation and Earth observation

Topics covered space 4.0, energy, health, safety & security, UAV, and many more

Meeting industry leaders, researchers, policy makers, startups, and award-winning entrepreneurs


80 top speakers from leading institutions, industry and the startup community entered the stage on 25-27 October. The 2016 conference programme covered a wide range of future-oriented topics related to ground-breaking space applications while focusing on Earth observation and satellite navigation.

Dr Josef Aschbacher

Director of Earth Observation Programmes
European Space Agency (ESA)

Dr Jurry de la Mar

Account Director

Dr Rolf-Dieter Fischer

Director of Technology Marketing
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Uli W. Fricke

Managing General Partner (CEO)
Triangle Venture Capital Group

Candace Johnson

EBAN - The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players

Steve Lee


Michael Löhr

Founder & CEO

Markku Markkula

Committee of the Regions (CoR)

Jörg Migende

Head of Digital Farming
BayWa AG

Stuart Martin

Chief Executive Officer
Satellite Applications Catapult

Thorsten Rudolph

Managing Director
Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)

Andreas Veispak

Head of Unit I3 Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth
European Commission (EC)

Javier Ventura Traveset

GNSS Senior Advisor
European Space Agency (ESA)


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A Constellation of Past Attendees