BE Bold

source: BOLD Awards   BOLD Awards recognizes top companies, projects and individuals powering breakthroughs around the world. Crowdsourcing Week & H-FARM came together to organize the most innovative Awards program. Hosted in Venice, Italy @ H-FARM, this will be a unique awarding event which combines the power of the crowd and the hard work of individuals. The Awards showcase the best in the world from innovative businesses and individuals with diverse range of industries including Advertising, Innovation, Crowdsourcing, Student Projects, Robots, Crowdfunding, Sustainability, Space Frontier, Blockchain, ICO, AI, Online, Young Achiever. The BOLD winners will be recognized for their achievements … Continue reading BE Bold

European Space Agency Business Incubation Centres

source: esa.int Led by Frank Salzberger, the Head of the Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Office, the ESA Business Incubation Centres were initiated in 2000 and was setup to inspire entrepreneurs to turn space connected business ideas into commercial startup companies. source: esa.int Since July 2003, there are over 65 startups that have been developed throughout Europe with thousands of new high tech jobs created due to applications of space systems, development of ESA intellectual properties and space technologies transfers.  On average, there are more than 150 startups that are taken up early at ESA BICs.   source: esa.int Currently … Continue reading European Space Agency Business Incubation Centres

Reflecting 2018 and 2019 WSW theme is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”.  

source: WSW   2018 has been an incredible year for the World Space Week. The latest release of the World Space Week Annual Report  shows us it has been a year of increased activities, achievements and partnerships. The 2019 World Space Week theme is, “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”. source: WSW   What is World Space Week? Held annually from 4-10 October First held in 2000 after UNISPACE III UN General Assembly Resolution; 5,422 reported events in 86 countries in 2018; Since 2012, annual growth of approximately 30% in number of events; Organised by World Space Week Association, coordinators in … Continue reading Reflecting 2018 and 2019 WSW theme is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”.  

EU- Japan Trade creating history as the largest free trade deal and implications on NewSpace

source: Japanindustrynews.com   1 February 2019 would be a moment in history in the world’s trade economy.  The free trade agreement between Japan and EU entered into force impacting on 635 million people and almost one-third of the world’s economy. Considered the world’s largest free trade agreement, the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement opens doors in almost all sectors from agriculture to industrial products, from services to procurement. Japan is the EU’s second largest trading partner in Asia and EU businesses export €58 billion in goods and €28 billion in services to Japan every year. This is anticipated to grow by 13 … Continue reading EU- Japan Trade creating history as the largest free trade deal and implications on NewSpace

What makes SpaceBD successful?

source: space-bd.com   CEO and Co-Founder, Masatoshi Nagasaki leads SpaceBD and his team and they aim to accelerate the industrialisation of space through three offerings: One stop satellite launch service Import/Export of space hardware and components and ISS Internal/External Experimental platform service and here’s why SpaceBD is successful source: space-bd.com   1. Umbrella approach SpaceBD runs a ‘Space for Space’ as a one-stop portal site that provides solutions and information on space projects including satellite launch and space utilisation.  These include: Total Solutions for Satellite Development Hardware and Component Enviromental Testing Launch Services Space Applications Other services source: space-bd.com 2. … Continue reading What makes SpaceBD successful?

The logic of combining art and space

source: UCR ARTSblocksite network   Art – has a way to inspire us to think, doing and creating things beyond our own imagination.  I started doing art as a child, probably like most people without thinking much of how it would be relevant or could be applied in my adult life. For those that have the courage, vision, and discipline they take art as seriously as they do business, sport or any other venture.  Today, I met a friend and we talked about what it takes or motivates one to live and work as an artist – and I guess … Continue reading The logic of combining art and space

NewSpace in Japan

  source: japantimes.jp   2018 has seen a year of great ambition and activity in the NewSpace sector in Japan. Starting with Prime Minister Abe`s launch of a new fund of 100 billion yen ($940 million) of venture capital contributed by the Development Bank of Japan, Industrial Innovation Organisations and many other stakeholders to make space happen in Japan. Concurrently, the Government initiated S-Matching program led by members of about 46 members and investors teamed up to match-make the perfect startup- investor relationship.  According to some, the success of such a program is too soon to tell, though my initial … Continue reading NewSpace in Japan