Bundesministerin Brigitte Zypries mit Teilnehmern und Teilnehmerinnen der StartUp Night! Luft- und Raumfahrt; Quelle: BMWi/Maurice Weiss

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Today is the day of the 2nd Aerospace StartUp night. The event will be opened by Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy and Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy. The StartUp night is a networking event that brings together established aerospace companies and startups.

Speaking about the event, Minister Zypries said: "The aerospace industry is a key sector for Germany and technology in Germany. Today, companies working in this industry will be meeting with startup entrepreneurs who will be pitching their innovative ideas to them. This kind of networking between startups and established companies opens up new opportunities for both sides."

The Aerospace StartUp Night is an opportunity for young companies to showcase themselves by giving presentations to industrial companies, industry associations, and promotional banks, and by participating in an exhibition. By the same token, established aerospace companies have the chance to get to know innovative startups and seek out suitable partners for cooperation. The event is also open to firms working in other sectors that want to bring their solutions to the aerospace industry.

The Aerospace StartUp Night is hosted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in cooperation with the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI), the Bitkom association  and with Dronemasters. The first Aerospace StartUp Night took place on 3 November 2015.