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

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

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 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 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?