Arctic Space and Technology Summit 2017 on 9th May

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Arctic Space and Technology Summit is a one-day summit gathering industry leaders, stakeholders, start-ups and investors. It will give the opportunity to discuss different key topics including financing, technology, entrepreneurship, competitiveness as well as regulatory and legal issues.

Join us for

  • Key decision-makers in the space sector, public sector, finance, investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups etc
  • Attendees from across different industries
  • An exclusive program of case studies and presentations
  • The opportunity to build relationships and partnerships with decision-makers and investors
  • The chance to view the latest and most innovative applications at our stands

Date and venue

Tuesday 9 May 2017, 9:30–16:00, Helsinki City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13

9:00 Registration, morning coffee and trade show

9:30 Overview of the summit and programme, Nicholas Puschman, ESA/ECSL (Event Moderator)

9:35 Words of Welcome, Jussi Pajunen, Mayor of Helsinki

SESSION 1: SPACE POLICY IN FINLAND

9:50 Chair: Ulrike Bohlmann, Administrator, Strategy Department, ESA Presentations and panel discussion:

Tuija Pulkkinen, Vice President, Research and Innovation, Aalto University

Kimmo Kanto, Director, Tekes, and Head of Delegation, ESA

Jesse Phaler, ‎Head, Industrial Auditing and Return Division, ESA

Timo Latvala, Sales Director, Space Systems Finland

Tuomas Korpela, Director, Iceye

10:50 Coffee Break

SESSION 2: SPACE TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS

11:20 Technology for Space and applications on Earth by Finnish Space industry

Juha-Matti Liukkonen, Reaktor

Tuomas Tikka, Reaktor Space Lab

Timo Latvala, Space Systems Finland

Tuomas Korpela, Iceye

Maija Julin, DA Design

Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola, Space Nation

12:30 LUNCH and TRADE SHOW

13:30 The Experience of the UK in Growing the Space Sector

Maria Kalama, Lead, Satellite Communications at Innovate UK

SESSION 3: LEGAL AND REGULATORY

13:45 Chair: Jenni Tapio, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird Presentations and panel discussion:

Alexander Soucek, Legal officer, International Law Division, ESA

Joanne Wheeler, MBE, Partner, Bird & Bird

Maija Lönnqvist, Senior Legal Counsel, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Juha Ilola, General Counsel, Reaktor

14:45 Coffee Break

15:15-15:35 Opportunities for Investment in the Arctic Space and Technology Sectors

SESSION 4: CONCLUSION

15:35-16:00 Questions, conclusion and trade show Session moderated by Nicholas Puschman (ESA/ESCL)

 

REGISTER TO THE EVENT BY SENDING EMAIL TO:

marjaana.vuori (at) twobirds.com

 

Space Sector in Finland

Space technology is especially topical in Finland in 2017, as Finland is celebrating its centennial amongst other things by launching its first satellite and publishing its first national space law to encourage commercial activities. Finland will assume the two-year rotating chairmanship position of the Arctic Council (starting in May 2017), an intergovernmental forum addressing sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic and open the first ESA BIC in June.

The Finnish space industry has delivered products and services to over 40 satellite programs in its more than 30 years of history. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland (TEM) has in its recent study identified almost 80 Finnish based companies that are involved in space. The amount of companies having products and services dependent on space technology and applications is even greater. The space sector has become one of the fastest growing industries in Finland as well as in the wider Arctic region.

The Finnish space strategy is focusing on designing space-based applications that respond to the growing needs in the Arctic area. This event is jointly organized by Bird & Bird, the European Centre for Space Law/ European Space Agency, Reaktor and other AFDA companies, Ministry of Economy and Employment in Finland, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation Tekes and City of Helsinki. We will showcase a number of these applications, and highlight the growing activities in space industry, science and education in the region and look at the industry not only from the commercial but also from the regulatory and wider economic perspective.

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