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

Exploring Space, Exploring Astrax

  source: http://www.astrax-by-iss.com Most entrepreneurs that I meet in NewSpace are talented, enthusiastic and energic people  There are few that I would say really are at the peak of that mountain of entrepreneurs and here is where I would like to introduce Taichi Yamazaki, CEO and Founder of Astrax. For the people and by the people are the first few words that come to my mind when I look at this video of parabolic flights offered by Astrax.   You see ordinary people from all walks of life, students, bridges, dreamers coming together to share a common experience that is truly … Continue reading Exploring Space, Exploring Astrax

Visiting X-Nihonbashi

source: ni-honbashi-tokyo.jp   It was around 3pm, strolling along the streets of Nihonbashi, one could sense history in the air.  Nihonbashi first emerged in the 17th century from the residential and commercial areas called ‘chonin-chi’ that gathered around Edo castle. The Nihonbashi Bridge is an iconic symbol of the region.  It was first built in 1603, the same year that the Edo Period shogunate was established and the Bridge acted as the terminal point for Japan’s five Gokaido roads, enabling crossroads, following of goods and services in and out of the city that would serve to become the Tokyo we … Continue reading Visiting X-Nihonbashi

Presence

source: japanology.com   Presence – a state of being or existence.  Existing, or is present in a place but is not seen. Presence – is something I have thought much about when it comes to us as individuals, as human beings and even as souls. Presence – is about being in the present moment, paying attention to those that are speaking to us. Presence – is when someone walks into the room, and they glow and command the audience’s attention naturally, with ease and delight. Why is presence important? Have you ever noticed that people with presence work with ease? … Continue reading Presence

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

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

Why invest in Kyoto?

Chief Director Kenichi Ishihara of JETRO starts his talk on why invest in Kyoto? He refers to how half of the investments come from Europe and how most them come to Kyoto. Director Ishihara has made a survey to better understand what draws foreign companies to Japan. Some say they are interested because of innovation. That means foreign companies are positive about Japanese companies and Universities and these are the partners they want to work with. Kyoto is a great city in that sense. What are the obstacles of doing business in Japan? Red tape? Language? Secure talents? The Japanese … Continue reading Why invest in Kyoto?