Business Incubator Centers as drivers of innovation and growth in the satellite service sector

Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Workshop programme

09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome and introduction

Mr. Frank Salzgeber, Head of the Technology Transfer & Promotion Office, European Space Agency – presentation
Dr. Colin Hicks, President, Eurisy

10:35 Panel discussion 1

A national space policy aiming at either building up long-term strategic competence or at getting quick wins/ short-term economic growth in the downstream sector: mutual exclusive objectives?

Moderator: Ms. Ersilia Vaudo-Scarpetta, Head of the Coordination with Member States Office, European Space Agency

Mr. Erich Klock, European Space Policy Institute
Mr. Radomir Jansky, DG Enterprise Space Policy Unit, European Commission
Ms. Hélène Huby, Business Innovation Manager, Airbus Space & Defence
Mr. Petr Bares, President, Czech Space Alliance

11:35 Break

11:50 Panel Discussion 2

A manual for setting up a local initiative – sharing experience.

Moderator: Mr. Michael Maddock, Chair, The Association of EC Business & Innovation Centres in Ireland

Mr. Frank Zimmermann, Managing Director, cesah GmbH Centrum für Satellitennavigation Hessen, Germany
Mr. Bruno Naulais, European Space Incubators Network Manager, European Space Agency
Mr. Paulo Santos, Director of Incubator, IPN, Portugal
Mr. Jorge Fuentes, ESA BIC Barcelona Manager, Barcelona Activa, Spain

12:50 Wrap-up and concluding remarks

13:00 Networking lunch

– end of workshop –

14:30 – 16:00 Eurisy Members Day (on invitation only)

Sectoral roadmaps for supporting uptake of satellite services (NSO)
 “Space for Smarter Governance” & Case studies (UK SA)
Eurisy 2014-2015 policy recommendations


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