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

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”.  

What makes Astrex successful?

source: SpaceBD   Founder and CEO Ryota Hirai of Astrex aims to power NewSpace through their nano satellite electric power systems.   Think of batteries that charge nano-sats then think of Astrex.  Located in MOBIO, a support base for SME startups in Osaka, they have a serious, yet inviting approach when speaking of their company. What makes Astrex successful? 1. Strong technical basis CEO Hirai himself is originally from Tokyo though moved to Osaka for University and stayed on to work on Astrex.  From the samples he showed me, one could sense that they are at an R&D stage and at … Continue reading What makes Astrex successful?

What makes Warpspace successful?

source: Warpspace   Warpspace was founded by CEO Toshihiro Kameda in June 2016 who is also an associate professor at the University of Tsukuba.  CEO Kameda worked with his students to develop satellites for Project Yui which then became a spinoff company. Warpspace offers satellite modules and ground system instruments. source: University of Tsukuba   What makes Warpspace?  Here’s my take: source: Japan-forward.com 1. Play with space As the foundations of Warpspace started at University with the new space concept of ‘Play with Space’ by supporting individual satellite development, launching system and operation, one could say that it all started … Continue reading What makes Warpspace successful?

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?

What makes Spacetide Successful?

source: spacetide Spacetide is an industry-wide platform for accelerating NewSpace.  Here Spacetide refers specifically to the space industry and sectors including small satellites, data, satellite internet systems, space travel, space mining and their vision is to harmonise technologies and business models. Led by a team including: President & CEO Mayasasu Ishida Director, Hidetaka Aoki Director & COO, Masashi Sato Director, Atsushi Mizushima and a team of probono members. What makes Spacetide successful?  Here’s a few points: 1.  Engagement As one of the few, if not first platforms where people in Japan can actively engage in NewSpace discussions.  Their format includes: … Continue reading What makes Spacetide Successful?