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?

What makes Shojin Meat successful?

source: Shojin Meat   Unassuming Founder of Shojin Meat and Integriculture Inc, Yuki Hanyu is an Oxford graduate with a Phd in Chemistry specialists in the field of nanofabrication studying the manipulation of atoms and molecules.  Having worked as a post-doctoral research staff at Tohoku University, Founder and CEO Hanyu then worked as a research scientist for Systems Laboratory, Toshiba Research and Development Centre, developing battery based electric energy storate as part of the public infrastructures team.  The concept of Shojin Meat is to develop large scale cell culture technology that leads to ‘in vitro meat’  and in simple layperson’s … Continue reading What makes Shojin Meat successful?

What makes GITAI successful?

  source: GITAI   GITAI, founded by CEO, Sho Nakanose is about developments of Avatar Robots for space developments.   GITAI provides a humanoid telepresence robot-like “Avatar” for science experiments in space stations. Having met CEO Nakanose at Singularity University before Japan, I knew first hand there was a strength of determination and focus that I had known before.  I knew from gut instinct that this is going to be a successful startup from sheer determination. During the Global Solutions Program when one could say we were put through an intensive program of Singularity and learning all the emergent technologies, CEO … Continue reading What makes GITAI successful?

What makes Astroscale successful?

source: Astroscale.com Founder and CEO, Nobu Okada of Astroscale is doing something that many States would rather not.  And he’s ahead of the game, thinking of the future and addressing one of the most pressing needs of the future, tackling Space Debris.  Yes, Space Debris. Calling themselves #Space Sweepers and here you may envisage the lack of glamour and burdensome role of cleaning up space – wrong.  On the contrary, Astroscale has touched the hearts and minds of all environmentalists, all Millenials and most likely old Space actors, who are all too clearly aware of the problem of space debris … Continue reading What makes Astroscale successful?

What is NewSpace?

source: newspaceage.org   According to Space Frontier, the definition of NewSpace is: `People, businesses and organizations working to open the space frontier to human settlement through economic development.` source: amphinicy   According to SpaceTech Partners, NewSpace is: `.. the emergence of the private spaceflight industry. New space ventures are increasingly created, such as private launch companies, small satellite constellations, or sub-orbital tourism, as well as more specific efforts to reinvent the traditional space industry supply chain.`   For the purposes of simplifying and not complicating the definition, I would say : NewSpace is non-traditional space players making and/or engaging in … Continue reading What is NewSpace?

Japan’s NewSpace Research Centre

Have you ever thought we could bring space to earth? What if you could work in a space ship? Better yet, design it?  Be part of it? In an article Marvel at The Plans for Japan’s Futuristic New Research Centre by Evan Gough of Universe Today it seems to contain all of the above. The building will be part of the Avatar xspace research campus in Kyushu and is designed by Clouds Architecture Office, a New Year form whom also developed NASA’s Mars Ice House.   source: AvatarX   Design in the shape of a crater, and elevated by steel … Continue reading Japan’s NewSpace Research Centre

ICHARM International Centre for Water Hazard

source: http://www.icharm.pwri.go.jp/ Introduction The International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) is under the auspices of UNESCO.  Led by Prof. Toshio Koike, ICHARM conducts research and teaches courses on a broad field related to water disaster management.   Thinking beyond floods, mudflows or landslides, ICHARM also focuses on water related disasters, also also natural events like tsunamis that could have devasting effects on the livelihoods of people affected by such events. Due to Japan’s geographical location and experience with natural disasters, Japan seems to be in one of the best positions to lead the issues of disaster management and … Continue reading ICHARM International Centre for Water Hazard