Club Talk - Innovation / Entrepreneurship

Thursday 22.10.2020

Luxembourg: The New Space capital?

 Maison Moderne

Maison Moderne

The expression "New Space" is commonly misunderstood to mean a renewal of the space sector, when in fact New Space refers to the massive influx of new players in the field with commercial visions. Two entrepreneurial figures, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, both characterise and dominate the movement, but there are entrepreneurs all over the world now looking to the sky for their next big win.

In the previous decades the space sector has been defined by public projects of study or exploration, technology testing, and large commercial endeavours in the form of satellite connectivity. Yet in recent years, the industry has gone through a massive shift as access to space has become more affordable. Now CubeSats (small, lightweight spacecraft) can be launched by start-ups looking to capitalise on the data that can be gathered from orbit for use on the ground, creating a whole new economy from Space. The business models primarily focused on data are new, but it is clear that in order to ensure a healthy ROI the technology being developed must be capable of meeting commercial objectives.

This event will discuss this and more, addressing: What are the prospects for New Space in Luxembourg? What are its strong points on the international scene? What roles should the State and private actors play in order to orient research towards what is "useful"? What are the main challenges Luxembourg has to face?

To answer these questions, the Paperjam Club and the SnT offer you a unique conference that will bring together a mixed panel of experts from the institutional world, academia and the private sector. More concretely, will be among us:

- Jean-Jacques Dordain (ex CEO of ESA) for an exclusive keynote

- Björn Ottersten (Director, SnT) for an original interview

- Symeon Chatzinotas (Full Professor / Chief Scientist I and Co-Head of the research group SIGCOM, SnT),  Julien-Alexandre Lamamy (Managing director, iSpace Europe) and an expert from Thales Defence & Space for a panel discussion.

Program

18H00 WELCOME WORD

18H05 CONFERENCE

19H00 END OF THE CONFERENCE

Important

This event is strictly reserved for Paperjam Club members and will be subject to verification. Think your company is a member? You can pick up your ticket and invite your colleagues to do the same.

Not a member yet? Ask for a discovery voucher by writing to    club@paperjam.lu   .