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Emerging Space 2021 – the 3rd Slovak Space Tech Day will be held ONLINE  on 30th November 2021

The event will focus on presenting the Slovak potential and forming new international partnerships within the space sector. It will follow on the successful 2020 edition, which brought together more than a hundred representatives of companies and research institutions from all around the world.


10:00 Introduction
Event opening & presentation of news in the Slovak space sector over the past year.
  • Mr. Robert Šimončič – Director General, Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency
  • Mr. Joseph Aschbacher - Director General, European Space Agency
  • Ms. Simonetta Di Pippo – Director, UNOOSA

10:45 Session 1 - Emerging space countries
Overview of key findings from the Emerging Space roundtable discussion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, a panel discussion on experiences of emerging space countries in developing their space ecosystem and getting involved in the global space value chains.
  • Keynote: Mr. Jean-Jacques Tortora – Director, European Space Policy Institute
  • Moderator: Mr. Michal Brichta – Head of Slovak Space Office – Industry Branch (SARIO)
  • Ms. Deganit Paikowsky - Assistant Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Vice-President, International Astronautical Federation
  • Mr. Chris Leck, Office for Space Technology & Industry (Singapore)
  • Ms. Angelina Bekasova - Senior Expert for Space and Innovation Policy, Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia;  Director of International Relations and Industry Development, Latvian Space Industry Association
  • Mr. Luigi Scatteia - Space Practice Lead, PwC
12:00 Lunch break
13:00 Session 2 – Emerging space players
Discussion on emerging and non-traditional members of the space ecosystem, presentation of successful projects from Slovak Space Incubator and Slovak edition of CASSINI hackathon.
  • Ms. Annalisa Donatti - Acting Secretary General, EURISY
  • Mr. Hans Bracquené – Chairman, SME4SPACE
  • Mr. Michal Csonga – Head of Strategy, 0100 Ventures; Chairman of the Board, I AMbitious
14:30 Break

15:00 Session 3 – Emerging space domains
Discussion on emerging space domains, technology applications, and markets.
  • Keynote: Mr. Olivier Lemaitre – Chairman, ASD Eurospace
  • Ms. Kai Isand
  • Mr. Juraj Zámečník – CEO, 3IPK
  • Mr. Matúš Bakoň – CEO, insar.sk
  • Mr. Raphael Roettgen – managing Partner, E2MC Ventures
  • Mr. Jakub Kapuš – CEO, Spacemanic

16:30 Closing remarks
Short reflections on event sessions.
  • Moderator: Mr. Michal Brichta – Head of Slovak Space Office – Industry Branch (SARIO)
  • Ms. Géraldine Naja - Director of Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement, ESA
  • Ms. Justyna Redelkiewicz - Head of Sector Location Based Services, Market and Technology, EUSPA
Would you like to join? You can express your interest by submitting your contact information via the expression of interest form here, and we will notify you once the registration is open. To stay updated, join our Linkedin Event here.

For more information, please contact us via spaceoffice@sario.sk.


Side event 1: Emerging Space Vacancies: Career opportunities in the space sector - 1.12.2021
Find out what job opportunities the space sector offers. The event will take place in the Slovak language as an accompanying event Emerging Space 2021 and is intended for students and graduates in areas such as IT, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, as well as all those interested in the field of space technology. Register here.
Side event 2: Emerging Space Challenges: Experience with ESA projects and TRL growth - 2.12.2021
What the specifics of cooperation with ESA are, how to increase your TRL, and what to look out for when preparing projects? Find out together with the Slovak Space Office and companies CTRL, Needronix and Touch4IT. The event will be in Slovak. Register here.
Side event 3: Emerging Space Opportunities: Workshop on EUMETSAT business opportunities - 3.12.2021
 Did you know that ESA and EU are not the only European organisations publishing space-related tender opportunities? Join our online workshop about EUMETSAT programmes, procurement processes and tender opportunities for Slovak companies organised in collaboration with the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute - SHMU. The event will be held in English as a side-event of Emerging Space 2021. Register here.
10:00 Opening and welcoming remarks - Michal Brichta (Slovak Space Office), Martin Benko (Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute - SHMU)
10:15 EUMETSAT Strategy and overview of EUMETSAT Programmes - Paul Counet (Head of Strategy Communication & International Relations - EUMETSAT)
11:15 Coffee Break
11:45 EUMETSAT Procurement Procedures, tender conditions and upcoming business opportunities - (Eleni Katsampani, Head of Contracts Division - EUMETSAT)
12:30 Questions and Answers session
13:00 Closing remarks

For more information, please contact us via spaceoffice@sario.sk.