The theme for Space Innovation Forum was business opportunities within satellite data, with keynote speakers providing a range of perspectives from product development, to applications and funding new ventures. Each keynote session was followed by a panel discussion hosted by external moderators. Conversations and idea exchange continued during the workshop on the second and final day of the event. The theme and format was widely appreciated by the audience and speakers.
Josef Aschbacher, European Space Agency, said during his keynote presentation:
– Space Innovation Forum is a fantastic initative – opportunities to gather the community in this way, keeping them connected and up to date is something we encourage and would like to see more of.
Space make life better on Earth
A key take-away from the conference is the need to gain a wider understanding that the real potential of satellite data is actually not in space, but to create services and applications in our everyday lives.
– The goal with RIT2021 is to boost the innovation community. Space Innovation Forum is a way to capture perspectives from different stakeholders on how we can support growth and the capacity for innovation in and around the new space economy, says Johanna Bergström-Roos at LTU Business, RIT2021 project manager.