Future of NewSpace funding & survey of Entrepreneurs

source: Delano.lu On 6 June 2018, EU launched its new space program with a view of streamlining previous duplicate structures and focusing funding on the space industry and its market development.  One of the emphasis is on satellite data and through the European Commission’s vision of the EU Strategy for Space, members are encouraged to focus on market development of space technologies and services that will inspire new generations of researchers and entrepreneurs through investing 12 billion euros over 2014-2020 to develop high quality projects.  With 33 satellites currently in orbit and over 30 planned in the next 10–15 years, the … Continue reading Future of NewSpace funding & survey of Entrepreneurs

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

What makes Real Tech Fund successful

Source: Real Tech Fund   ‘The Power of Technology, to the Force of the Future‘ very much encapsulates what Real Tech Fund aspires to achieve and believes in.  What makes Real Tech Fund successful?  Here’s my take: 1. Beautiful Vision ‘I want to change the world.  I want to change the future. Everyone who gets in technology is swearing in mind, so willing trying while sleeping. However, most of it disappears in the midst of dreams. Technology has unlimited possibilities.  However, the world does not move by itself.   Without funds and wisdom, experience, understanding of the world, No matter how … Continue reading What makes Real Tech Fund successful

Japan Block chain Conference 2019 Yokohama

Little did I know that coming to this event the queue would have started way before starting time at 9am. Thankfully it was a short wait and I was in. Brock Pierce speaks of Conscious Capitalism and talks of refining success in the digital age. I was in for an interesting session and it starts with the law. As a seasoned investor and entrepreneur, Matthew Rogers spoke passionately about how so many blockchain startups and exchanges fail. How coins get lost and then litigation cases start. He spoke of his own experiences in the American legal system, bankruptcy and what … Continue reading Japan Block chain Conference 2019 Yokohama

NewSpace

NewSpace2060 is about dreaming, talking and developing the NewSpace economy in 2060. The vision of NewSpace2060 is to empower NewSpace entrepreneurs and startups with a view of returning to the Moon and having a fully functional interplanetary species by 2060. After launching the NewSpace2060 International Moon Pitch competition in collaboration with the Moon Village Association at UNISPACE50+ in May 2018 and announcing the cohort of winners at the National Space Society in November 2018, it has become clear that there is an interest and desire to explore space- be it scientists, researchers, investors, explorers. My vision is to work with … Continue reading NewSpace

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