Registration for the leading European conference focused on emerging space ecosystems, stakeholders, markets, and current trends in the space sector is now open!

emerging space conference

Date and time: Starts on Tuesday, May 30, 9am CEST

Location: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of STU in Bratislava 3 Ilkovičova 841 04 Bratislava

Emerging Space is the bi-annual flagship event of SARIO focused on the current trends in the space sector with an emphasis on new ecosystems, stakeholders, and technological domains. Its main target is to help emerging space ecosystems grow and be valuable members of the global space community. It was first held in 2019 in Košice under its original name Slovak Space Tech Day. The 3rd Edition held online in 2021 already attracted more than 400 participants and a stellar speaker lineup.

Emerging Space 2023 Partners:

  • • ASD Eurospace
  • • International Astronautical Federation
  • • EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)
  • • Eurisy
  • • Space Foundation
  • • Space Generation Advisory Council
  • • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of STU in Bratislava
  • • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • • European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)
  • • SpaceTec Partners
  • • Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia

The main conference took place on 30th May 2023 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of STU in Bratislava. You can watch recording here:

Day 1 Programme Emerging Space 2023 – 30.5.2023, FEI STU Bratislava:

9:15 – 10:00 Opening Session

· Peter Dovhun – Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic

· Daniel Bútora – The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic

· Robert Šimončič – Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO)

· Rodrigo da Costa – EUSPA

· Michal Brichta – Slovak Space Office (SARIO)

10:00 – 11:10 Emerging Space Ecosystems

How to build new space ecosystems, scale them up, and bridge them with the well-established mature space powers.

· Michal Brichta – Slovak Space Office (SARIO)

· Pascale Ehrenfreund – International Space University

· Olivier Lemaitre – ASD Eurospace

· Kelli Kedis Ogborn – Space Foundation

· François Alter – CNES

· Miguel Ángel Molina – GMV

11:10 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:30 Special Session 1 – Space Industry „Progress Report“

Learn about the most recent developments and achievements in the Slovak space industry.

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch break

13:45 – 14:55 Emerging Space Players

Startups, spin-ins, private investors, and other non-traditional stakeholders driving the space sector of the 21st century.

· Lenka Tkáčová – Slovak Space Office (SARIO)

· Geraldine Naja – European Space Agency

· Norbert Frischauf, SpaceTec Partners

· Allison Areias – UNOOSA

· Lanfranco Zucconi – SAB Aerospace

14:55 – 15:10 Special Session 2 – IAC in Central Europe

· Grzegorz Wrochna – Polish Space Agency

15:10 – 15:25 Special Session 3 – Startup support and Incubation

· Denis Sedlák – Slovak Space Office (SARIO)

15:25 – 15:45 Break

15:45 – 16:55 Emerging Space Domains

What are the new technological areas and markets shaping today’s (and future‘s) space economy?

· Daniel Šagath – Slovak Space Office (SARIO)

· Christian Feichtinger – International Astronautical Federation

· Hermann Ludwig Moeller – European Space Policy Institute

· Annalisa Donati – Eurisy

· Freddy Geyer – Thales Alenia Space

· Didier Morancais – Airbus – Thales Alenia Space

16:55 – 17:30 Closing session

17:30 Networking


Emerging Space 2023 side-events:

31.5. 2023 Emerging Space European Industry Summit (closed-door side-event)

31.5. 2023 Emerging Space Education (on-site side-event open to all Emerging Space participants), 9:15 – 12:45, FEI STU

Join us for a unique opportunity at a physical event focused on the space engineering program at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. This event will provide a platform to explore new visions of the university, engage in lively discussions, and foster collaboration between academia, businesses, space-education organizations, and address the needs of the private sector.

Academia: Vladimír Kutiš, Pavol Valko, Matej Novák – FEI STU

Business: Patrik Lászlo – Needronix , Dominika Vassová – Touch4IT

International players: Tatiana Komorná – SGAC, Kelli Kedis Ogborn – Space Foundation

1.6. 2023 Emerging Space Creativity (online side-event open to all Emerging Space participants), 17:00 online

Embark on a virtual expedition at the Emerging Space Creativity online side-event! Join a showcase of the connection between space and creative sectors as we delve into astrophotography, culture, and architecture.


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