INNOspace® Network Space2Health® – Space and Health

Precise GPS systems, baby food or foam1 – again and again, space travel produces innovations that are of great benefit to us on Earth. The healthcare industry also benefits from research in space – and vice versa. In this way, both industries combine a large number of strategic key technologies. In order to open up space expertise to other sectors of the economy, the space management team of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has launched the INNOspace® initiative and the associated Space2Health module.

We are now part of Space2Health and look forward to joint projects and a productive exchange alongside other well-known members!

Knowledge and technology transfer

INNOspace® aims to create incentives and platforms for cross-industry dialogue and technology transfer between aerospace and other industrial sectors. This is intended to promote innovation and entrepreneurial strength and generate mutual benefits.

INNOspace® is part of the “National Program for Space and Innovation” of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as well as part of the High-Tech Strategy 2025 of the Federal Government (Germany).

Creating economic value with space travel

The INNOspace® network Space2Health® is a new module of the INNOspace® initiative. It forms a communication platform for the space and health industries. The tasks of the network and its partners include the development of cross-industry networking as well as the initiation and consolidation of new synergies. In addition, new commercialization potentials are to be identified, technology cooperations intended and joint funding projects initiated.

Thematic areas of the network

The network offers a wide range of topics that participants can address:

  • Prevention and health care (focus topic cosinuss°)
  • Medical care – technology and processes (focus topic cosinuss°)
  • Digitalization, AI and data security
  • Certification, validation and testing

The various stages of the value chain are to be represented in the network: From basic research to applied research to experimental and pre-competitive development. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large companies, start-ups, universities and research institutions in the space and health sectors as well as various associations and authorities are involved.

The INNOspace network Space2Health takes place under the umbrella of “Raumfahrt bewegt!” (space travel moves), an initiative of the German Space Agency at DLR on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK).


  • Melanie Schade

    M.A. Kommunikationswissenschaft und Online-Marketing-Expertin mit Schwerpunkt auf Gesundheits- und Wissenschaftskommunikation. // M.A. Communication Studies and online marketing expert with a focus on health and science communication.

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