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Portugal Space 2030: Planning the future @ ESA Space Solutions Portugal Anniversary
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We are delighted to invite you to our Portuguese Space Solution Centre anniversary celebration, on the 20th and 21st December, at Instituto Pedro Nunes, in Coimbra, Portugal.

The event, with the collaboration of Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and Ciência Viva – the Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, will focus on the achievements of the Portuguese Space Solution network, mainly the start-ups from the Business Incubation Centre, Business Application projects and national technology transfers; and on the future markets powered by space in the context of the Portuguese Space Strategy ( with emphasis on international cooperation.

Below you can see a draft program for both days:



15:00 - Welcome & Reception @ IPN, C building

15:10 - ESA BIC Portugal new start-ups Wall of Fame

15.30 - Reception @ IPN, D building with Tech Transfer demonstrators

16:00 - Anniversary Opening ceremony

16:15 - ESA TTPO

16:30 - ESA Space Solution PT milestones & achievements

16:45 - ESA BIC PT new incubatees

17:00 - Small ARTES Apps 2017 projects

17:10 - ESA BIC PT 2017 alumni round table

17:40 - Closing remarks

17:45 - Networking event supper



09:00 - Welcome & Reception @ IPN, D building

09:15 - Opening by IPN President of the Board of Directors and Regional Secretary of Azores Regional Government

09:30 - New Space & Atlantic Launch Services (OHB / MT Aerospace - Joern Spurmann; Orbex - Chris Larmour; CEIIA / Omnidea - Tiago Rebelo; PLD - Miguel Yages)

10:30 - Portuguese Science & Technology Minister

10:45 - ESA General Director

11:00 - Space for Education & Developing Capabilities for Space within
International partnerships (Ciência Viva - Ana Noronha; Edisoft - Ricardo Conde; MIT-Portugal Program - Pedro Arezes; UT-Austin Program - José Mendonça)

11:30 - Coffee break & Tech Transfer demo corner

12:00 - Space Rider and the new potential opportunities for pharma (Avio - Roberto Mancini; Thales Alenia Space Italy - Cesare Lobascio; Hovione - Guy Villax; Bluepharma - Sérgio Simões)

12:30 - Future markets powered by Space (Spin.Works - Vasco Pimenta; Sogrape - António Graça; LSE Space - EUMETSAT - Hugo Costa; Critical Software - Ricardo Armas)

13:00 - Closing remarks, by Paulo Ferrão, Science and Technology Foundation President


Attending the event is free, however the selected venue has limited capacity. Therefore we highly encourage you to confirm your participation by filling out the registration form

For any questions please send an e-mail to