Programme

The conference programme covered a wide range of topics related to innovative space applications while focusing on Earth observation and satellite navigation. The Satellite Masters Conference offered key insights into cutting-edge applications from global experts, start-ups, and the winners of Europe's major innovation competitions for space applications - the Copernicus Masters and the European Satellite Navigation Competition.

Presentations are available for download (by clicking on presentation title or as .zip file sorted by session in the download section)






20 October

Opening Roundtable "Space 4 Digital Business"
moderated by Louise Houghton, DWTV
The digital economy is developing rapidly all around the world. New trends such as cloud computing, big data, mobile web services, smart grids, and social media are radically reshaping the business landscape, the nature of work, and the responsibilities of business leaders. Space technology and infrastructures are essential in each of these settings.

Prominent panelists from the realms of industry, research, and politics will discuss the role of space in digital business as a driver of innovation and a source of huge potential for technology-orientated start-ups and entrepreneurs.
15:00 Greetings
Thorsten Rudolph
Managing Director, Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)


Thorsten Rudolph
Managing Director
Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)

Thorsten Rudolph is CEO of Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO). Under his leadership, AZO has gained a reputation throughout Europe as an expert and leader in innovation management, technology transfer, business development, and international project management. Thorsten has a lifetime of experience in the Satellite industry at both organizational and technical levels. He coordinates a satellite navigation network with 26 participating high-tech regions throughout and beyond Europe, and has awarded dozens of SMEs for their work and encouraged application development for Galileo and Copernicus while enlisting the support of high-profile corporate sponsors. Furthermore, he has overseen the creation and incubation of more than 80 start-up companies in the ESA BIC Bavaria. Thorsten is a graduate of the Technical University of Munich in Mechanical Engineering & Aerospace.

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Opening
Dorothee Bär
State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)


Dorothee Bär
State Secretary
German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)


Professional Career

1996: High school diploma in Grayslake, Illinois, USA | 1999: School-leaving certificate (Abitur) in Bamberg at Franz-Ludwig-Gymnasium, Political science studies at the Bavarian School of Public Policy and the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science of the Freie Universität Berlin, Former scholarship holder of the Hanns-Seidel Foundation

Political Career

1992: Joined the 'Junge Union' (youth organisation of the Christian Social Union - CSU) | 1994: Vice-Chair of the Haßberge district Women's Union, Joined the Christian Social Union (CSU) | 2001-2003: Chair of the Association of Christian Democratic Students (RCDS), Bavaria | Since 2001: Member of the CSU Party Executive | Since 2002: Member of the German Bundestag | 2003-2007: Vice-Chair of the 'Junge Union' Bavaria | Since 2008: Member of the Haßberge district council | 2008-2012: Deputy Federal Chair of the 'Junge Union' Germany | Since 2009: CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group spokesperson for family affairs, senior citizens, women and youth, Deputy Secretary-General of the CSU Party | Since 2010: Chair of the CSU Internet Council | Since 2011: Chair of CSUnet, Vice-Chair of the CSU Unterfranken district | Since 17 December 2013: Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Memberships and offices in the Bundestag

Full Member: Committee on Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Committee on Cultural and Media Affairs | Deputy Member: Committee on Defence, Committee on Health, Subcommittee on New Media, (Subcommittee of the Committee on Cultural and Media Affairs)

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Introduction and moderation
Louise Houghton
Broadcast Journalist, DWTV


Louise Houghton
Broadcast Journalist
DWTV

Louise has been the face of EUROMAXX for the past 4 years. This daily lifestyle magazine show, by DWTV (Deutsche Welle) is broadcast internationally & covers a wide range of topics.

Aside from this, Louise travels Europe hosting award ceremonies, press conferences and product launches. Her other TV credits include Co-host & producer for Balcony TV London Music Show & FIA European Drag Racing Championships -SkySports & UK's Channel 5. She is also developing a TV show & book on healthy baking.

Since the launch of Sentinel 1A in 2014, Louise has been working for ESA & Eumetsat. She hosted the launch events for Sentinel 2A & MSG4 & is delighted to be here at the Satellite Masters Conference.

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Roundtable discussion
Matthias Petschke
Director European Satellite Navigation Programmes, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission (EC)


Matthias Petschke
Director European Satellite Navigation Programmes
Directorate-General for Enterprise & Industry, European Commission (EC)

  • Law at Würzburg, Lausanne, Freiburg universities
  • Joins Ministry for Economics, European Policy Department, Section for EU Law
  • First Secretary at the German Permanent Representation at the EU in Brussels
  • Joins the Commission in 1995, after having passed an open competition.
  • Has essentially worked in the fields of Trade and Internal Market policies:
    • Administrator in the area of procurement policy
    • From 1997 until 2002, Assistant to the Director General in DG Trade
    • Deputy Head of Unit for Free Trade Agreement negotiations
    • 2004 Head of Unit in the Directorate for Public Procurement Policy of DG Internal Market and Services
    • From 2009 until October 2013, Head of the European Commission Representation in Germany
  • Since October 2013, Director for the European GNSS programmes (Galileo and EGNOS), Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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Andreas Veispak
Acting Head of Unit I3 Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth, European Commission (EC)


Andreas Veispak
Acting Head of Unit I3 Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth
European Commission (EC)

Andreas Veispak is Estonian, was educated at the University of Oxford where he studied Modern History and then worked in the private sector (PricewaterhouseCoopers) on numerous projects involving both the public and the private sector across different economic sectors. He joined the European Commission in 2005 where he worked in the automotive industry unit and was responsible for questions related to industrial competitiveness, energy and the environment. He then joined the team of the Director General of DG GROWTH (internal market, industrial competitiveness, space - Copernicus and Galileo - entrepreneurship and SMEs) from 2010 to 2015. Since summer 2015, he is the acting Head of Unit for Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth with responsibility for data dissemination, user uptake and new business models as well as international relations and outreach activities.
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johann-Dietrich Wörner
Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johann-Dietrich Wörner
Director General
European Space Agency (ESA)

Johann-Dietrich Wörner was born in Kassel in 1954. He has been Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) since March 2007 before he was appointed the next Director General of ESA, starting from July 2015.

After studying civil engineering at the Berlin Institute of Technology and Darmstadt Technological University, he graduated in 1985. In 1982, he left for two years study leave in Japan, investigating earthquake safety. Wörner worked until 1990 at the engineering office of König und Heunisch. In 1990 he returned to Darmstadt Technological University, where he took over as head of the Testing and Research Institute. Before being elected President of Darmstadt Technological University in 1995, he filled the position as Technical Director of the Institute for Glass Construction, and Dean of the Civil Engineering Faculty.

Wörner was honoured with a series of prizes and awards and is also a member of various national and international supervisory bodies, advisory councils and committees.

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Carlo des Dorides
Executive Director, European GNSS Agency (GSA)


Carlo des Dorides
Executive Director
European GNSS Agency (GSA)

Carlo des Dorides was nominated the Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency in January 2011. Before taking office, Mr des Dorides had key management responsibilities at the European Commission, DG Enterprise. In particular, he was responsible for the definition of the Galileo/EGNOS exploitation phase.

Before joining the Commission, Mr des Dorides was Head of the Concession Department at the European GNSS Supervisory Authority and, in this same function, he served as chief negotiator of the Galileo Public-Private-Partnership/ Concession contract at the Galileo Joint Undertaking.

Prior to his work with the European Union, Mr des Dorides was Director of Programs and Engineering at ENAV (Ente Nazionale Assistenza al Volo) and was responsible for updating the technology of Italian airports and Area Control Centers. He has also held several senior management positions in the aerospace private sector including Head of Unit for advanced telecommunication programs and Program Manager for major satellite telecommunication projects at Alenia Aerospazio. Mr des Dorides holds a degree in engineering from the University of Rome and an MBA from CUOA, Vicenza, Italy.

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Dr Hubert Reile
Program Director Space Research and Technology, German Aerospace Center (DLR)


Dr Hubert Reile
Program Director Space Research and Technology
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Professional Career

1981 Diploma in Economics University of Regensburg

as of 1982 Assistant, University of Regensburg
main focus: International Economic Relationships

as of 1987 Federal Ministry of Education and Research successively responsible for:
  • ESA Matters
  • Industrial Research
  • Fiscal Policy of Government Aid for Research
  • Social and Economic Science
and as of 2000 responsible for space

as of 2002 Federal Chancellery
responsible for Education and Research

as of 2005 German Aerospace Center, Program Director Space Research and Technology
responsible for the R & D activities
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Michael Bültmann
Managing Director, Here Deutschland GmbH / Member of Governing Board, Bitkom e.V.


Michael Bültmann
Managing Director, Here Deutschland GmbH
Member of Governing Board, Bitkom e.V.

Michael Bültmann is since November 2014 managing director of HERE Deutschland GmbH and before acquisition of end-devices by Microsoft in 2014 six years managing director of Nokia GmbH.

Before he worked in different positions in Germany and France, i.e. in controlling and as senior legal counsel, in charge for Germany and countries in Eastern Europe.
He worked before as attorney in Berlin and Paris and lecturer for International Business Law at the university Lüneburg.

Michael Bültmann is active in a lot of associations, e.g. board member of BITKOM, Federal Association for Information, Technology, Telecommunications and New Media and board member of SRiW (Association of Self-Regulation in the Internet)

He is married and has 2 children.

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Q&A
16:25 Closing
Louise Houghton
Broadcast Journalist, DWTV


Louise Houghton
Broadcast Journalist
DWTV

Louise has been the face of EUROMAXX for the past 4 years. This daily lifestyle magazine show, by DWTV (Deutsche Welle) is broadcast internationally & covers a wide range of topics.

Aside from this, Louise travels Europe hosting award ceremonies, press conferences and product launches. Her other TV credits include Co-host & producer for Balcony TV London Music Show & FIA European Drag Racing Championships -SkySports & UK's Channel 5. She is also developing a TV show & book on healthy baking.

Since the launch of Sentinel 1A in 2014, Louise has been working for ESA & Eumetsat. She hosted the launch events for Sentinel 2A & MSG4 & is delighted to be here at the Satellite Masters Conference.

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Festive Awards Ceremony of this year's Copernicus Masters and ESNC
The 2015 joint Awards Ceremony of Europe's major innovation competitions for space applications - the Copernicus Masters and the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) - took place on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 in Berlin.

This festive event recognised the year's most outstanding applications for Copernicus and Galileo in various categories. The prizes were presented by high-ranking representatives from industry entities, research organisations, and other institutions.

When: Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 18:30

Where: dbb forum berlin, Friedrichstraße 169/170, 10117 Berlin


21 October

09:00 Conference Opening & Status Update
moderated by Thorsten Rudolph, Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)
Opening & Introduction
Thorsten Rudolph
Managing Director, Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)


Thorsten Rudolph
Managing Director
Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)

Thorsten Rudolph is CEO of Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO). Under his leadership, AZO has gained a reputation throughout Europe as an expert and leader in innovation management, technology transfer, business development, and international project management. Thorsten has a lifetime of experience in the Satellite industry at both organizational and technical levels. He coordinates a satellite navigation network with 26 participating high-tech regions throughout and beyond Europe, and has awarded dozens of SMEs for their work and encouraged application development for Galileo and Copernicus while enlisting the support of high-profile corporate sponsors. Furthermore, he has overseen the creation and incubation of more than 80 start-up companies in the ESA BIC Bavaria. Thorsten is a graduate of the Technical University of Munich in Mechanical Engineering & Aerospace.

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Bringing remote sensing down to earth - Urthecast
Dr Nico Spyropoulos
Vice President Sales, Europe, URTHECAST CORP.


Dr Nico Spyropoulos
Vice President Sales, Europe
URTHECAST CORP.

Dr Spyropoulos has over 25 years of Earth Observation and Satcom industry experience working as executive in IIS-EOSAT, Space Imaging, Definiens, Cosmotelco, KBI and 5CI. His project management portfolio includes exploitation of various EO missions and coordination of several European Commission projects such as TELEMATICS, ACTS, ESPRIT, IST, covering subjects such as environmental liability, geospatial intelligence, security and advanced information systems.
He holds a PhD in Remote Sensing and MSc in Remote Sensing from UCL-Imperial, London and BSc & MSc in Land Reclamation and Water Resource Engineering from Athens University. He has been Remote Sensing lecturer at University of Athens and JRC, Ispra.

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Status Update European Space Programmes - GALILEO
Christoph Kautz
Deputy Head of Unit Galileo and EGNOS - Applications, security, international cooperation, European Commission (EC)


Christoph Kautz
Deputy Head of Unit
Galileo & EGNOS Applications, Security, International Cooperation Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
European Commission

Mr. Kautz is currently Deputy Head of Unit in the Unit in charge of Galileo & EGNOS - Applications, security, international cooperation. He is managing a wide variety of issues with a particular focus on international relations.

From 2008 up to September 2013 he was Deputy Head of Unit for Security Research and Industry in DG Enterprise & Industry of the European Commission. In this function he has been instrumental in developing a security industrial policy for the sector, as well as in contributing to the shape of the future security research priorities under Horizon 2020.

Previously, Mr. Kautz has been for four years assistant to the Director in charge of Aerospace, GMES, Security and Defence, where he assisted in the definition and coordination of the policy activities of the Directorate.
Between 2003 and 2004, he was working in the Automotive Industry Unit in DG Enterprise & Industry, where he was mainly working on international relations with the US, Japan and Russia, as well as the development of an automotive industry policy (CARS 21).

Prior to that he has been working from 2000 to 2003 in DG Enterprise & Industry on the implementation of the Internal Market in areas subject to the principle of mutual recognition of industrial products.

Between 1995 and 2000 Mr. Kautz has been working in the private sector for UK based company Hill and Knowlton devising public affairs strategies for a range of multinational companies.

Mr. Kautz holds a Master Degree in European Studies from the College of Europe, as well as a Master Degree in History from the University of Bamberg. He also studied at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Mr. Kautz is a German national. He is fluent in English, French and Italian.
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Status Update European Space Programmes - COPERNICUS
Dr Thomas Beer
Policy Coordinator in the Copernicus Space Office, European Space Agency (ESA)


Dr Thomas Beer
Policy Coordinator in the Copernicus Space Office
ESA- ESRIN

  • Studied Law and Economics in Berlin. Doctorate in Law (JD) from the "Freie Universität" Berlin, International Law Department, in 1986
  • Legal Counsel with Alcatel SEL, Stuttgart, 1986-1987
  • As from 1988: Staff member of the European Space Agency (ESA). Various positions in the area of International Procurement and Policy:
  • Head of the ESA HQ Contracts Service from 1998 to 2004
  • Detached to the Council of the European Union (Directorate for Defence Aspects), Brussels, from 2005 to 2007
  • February 2007 to June 2008: ESA Director General's Cabinet, Security Strategy and Partnership Development Office
  • As from 1 July 2008: GMES Policy Coordinator in the GMES Space Office, ESRIN (Rome)


Colonel of the German Air Force Reserve Corps
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09:30 Session 1: Big Data from Space for Business in the Cloud
moderated by Jurry de la Mar, T-Systems
Leveraging EO Data by using SAP HANA Spatial
Hinnerk Gildhoff
Head of HANA Spatial, SAP


Hinnerk Gildhoff
Head of HANA Spatial
SAP

Hinnerk Gildhoff is the head of HANA Spatial. He is responsible for spatial processing and spatial analytics in SAP HANA which combines In-Memory technology with column-based storage.
He has a diploma in computer science with a focus on distributed systems and worked several years as a software engineer for IBM in the area of high-availability and cluster computing.
In 2013 he started at SAP and dived into the world of geospatial and the team received the Hasso Plattners Founders' Award in 2014 for their innovative engine and pushing spatial into the business world of SAP.

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Enabling Capabilities for future Big Data from Space Business
Jurry de la Mar
Account Director, T-Systems


Jurry de la Mar
Account Director
T-Systems

Jurry de la Mar (52) has started and lead various strategic projects with European Institutions for T-Systems. Since 2008 he has responsibility for the Galileo (Navigation) and Copernicus (Earth Observation) programmes within T-Systems. In 2011 he was one of the initiators to create Cloud Computing services for European Science which has now led to Helix Nebula - The Science Cloud Initiative, in which T-Systems actively participates. And he is Member of the Supervisory Board of cesah GmbH, the Centre for Satellite Navigation in the State of Hesse, Germany. From 2000 till 2003 he was located to Singapore as Head of Deutsche Telekom's sales and operations in the region South East Asia and India. Before that he led the international sales support division for enterprise networks in Germany. He joined Deutsche Telekom group in 1994 as account manager. He began his professional career with Siemens where he held various international positions in the medical division in Germany, Netherlands and Sweden spanning from product management to sales and operations. He holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics and a Master in Informatics, both from Free University in Amsterdam.
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Enabling new EO business models through the Cloud
Dr Manfred Krischke
CEO, CloudEO AG


Dr Manfred Krischke
Co-Founder and CEO
CloudEO AG

Dr Krischke is the founder and CEO of CloudEO. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, for overseeing operations and for building the relationships that are essential to success. Dr. Krischke was awarded a PhD from the Technical University of Munich. He was the Founder and CEO of RapidEye - a successful start up which uses satellites to map and monitor agriculture and forestry. Dr. Krischke was the Managing Director of Intermap GmbH and VP at Intermap Corp for six years - an innovative geospatial solutions company, traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, which employed at that time over 950 people worldwide. Dr. Krischke has been a Senior Advisor to Spacetec Capital Partners, a venture capital company specializing in early stage investment and consulting services for established hi-tech companies and governmental agencies.
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Intelligent ways to visualize and utilize EO and in-situ data for anomaly detection and disaster evaluation
Pascal Weinberger


Pascal Weinberger

Having just graduated in 2015 from high school, Pascal already made his name as one of the youngest TEDx-speakers and founders.
With his project nostradamIQ, he wants to revolutionise the way Earth observation data is brought to the public by pre-analysing the data and making it easier to understand.
Recently Pascal won the TEDx Datanauts-competition with nostradamIQ, he and his team were also nominated as winners of the ESA Space App Camp 2015 with GAIA, a novel way to evaluate the risk of crop diseases.
Pascal is a passionate coder with a focus on machine learning & AI.
Currently he holds a position at the Max-Plank-Institute for Neurosciences and is a full time student of Mathematics and Physics at the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main.

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ImageQuerying (IQ) - Off-the-Shelf Image Content Extraction & Querying Across Time and Space
Dr Dirk Tiede
Assistant Professor, Department of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg


Dr Dirk Tiede
Assistant Professor
Department of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg

Dirk Tiede, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria, where he is involved in a range of national and EU-funded research projects related to Copernicus and similar activities. He is the author/co-author of 120+ academic papers; including 24 ISI indexed journal papers. His research activities focus on methodological developments regarding object-based information extraction/automated image analysis techniques, especially in support of environmental impact assessment and humanitarian relief operations, for which he received in 2014 the Christian-Doppler-Award of the Federal State of Salzburg.
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Adaptive Augmented Visualisation of Spatial, Temporal & Spectral EO Data upon Dynamic Mobile Device Views
Dr Panagiotis Partsinevelos
Assistant Professor, SenseLAB, Technical University of Crete


Dr Panagiotis Partsinevelos
Assistant Professor
SenseLAB, Technical University of Crete

Dr Panagiotis Partsinevelos is an Asst. Professor in the Technical University of Crete in the areas of GIS and Remote Sensing. He received his PhD in Spatial Information Science & Engineering from the University of Maine, part of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (USA) and NASA Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing. He holds a Dipl. Eng. degree in Surveying Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. His research interests include tangible GIS, Unmanned Aerial Systems, gestural interfaces, spatial database querying, multitemporal satellite image processing, cognition, visualization, photogrammetry, etc. His work is published in several journals and has served as a PI or researcher in international research projects.
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VardiaN, Improving Safety and Efficiency in Refineries and Energy Plants
Dr Carlos Callejero
Director, Sensowave


Dr Carlos Callejero
Director
Sensowave

PhD Physics & MSc Optics, University of Reading, MSc Physics, Universidad de Zaragoza. His work in the academia focused on the development of PMMW Cameras. Since 2006 until 2014 he was co-founder partner and director at Alfa Imaging, dedicated to the development of systems based on millimeter waves, including fusion with other types of sensors. Since 2014 he is co founder partner and director of Sensowave, dedicated to provide innovative solutions based on wireless sensors, RF communications and Big Data analysis. He holds several patents in sensor applications as well as international publications mmwaves. He has been Spanish representative in 2 NATO working groups.
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10:30 Snapshot 1: Smart Cities: Sustainable Living Based on Data from Space
moderated by Stuart Martin, SA Catapult
The Century of the City
Stuart Martin
Chief Executive Officer, Satellite Applications Catapult


Stuart Martin
Chief Executive Officer
Satellite Applications Catapult

Stuart was appointed CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult in January 2013.

Prior to this, he was a partner at Logica (now CGI), where he was responsible for the worldwide space business. He also held the position of Vice Chair of UK Space, was a member of the council of Eurospace, as well as being chair of UK judges for the annual European Satellite Navigation Competition. He is currently a member of the Space Leadership Council.

In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Physics.
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Smart Satellite Images for Smarter Cities
Silvester Fischer
Sales Manager, European Space Imaging (EUSI)


Silvester Fischer
Sales Manager
European Space Imaging (EUSI)

Silvester Fischer has focused on remote sensing applications and its related business from the beginning of his academic and professional career. He graduated as a Geographer from the University of Münster in 2007 and then worked as a systems engineer at Definiens developing remote sensing applications.

In 2011 Silvester Fischer began as an account manager for Exelis Visual Information solutions with a focus on business and sales within the remote sensing market. During this period he was responsible for developing new markets and partner networks for promoting ENVI software in the remote sensing community.

Silvester Fischer moved his focus from remote sensing software to satellite data itself and in 2015 he joined European Space Imaging as a sales manager. He is currently responsible for the management of Copernicus related projects with the European Space Agency and the delivery of large satellite image coverages. His mission is to optimize data provision through the local ground station maintained by European space Imaging to bring the highest quality imagery at lowest reaction and delivery times to the most European partners and customers.

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Hi-Park, Real Time, Crowd Sourced Urban Information
Ronen Korman
CEO, Hi-Park Solutions Ltd.


Ronen Korman
CEO
Hi-Park Solutions Ltd

Holds a B.Sc. with honors and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Haifa, Israel.
Gained extensive experience in the Israeli Hi-Tech industry in the past 20 years, Founder and CTO at Medic4All, a Tele-medicine company.
A system engineer at Wisair and the Engineering team leader at Amimon. Have a broad knowledge and multi-disciplinary approach in various fields including communications, computers and project management.

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MazeMap
Thomas Jelle
CEO & Founder, MazeMap


Thomas Jelle
CEO & Founder
MazeMap

Thomas Jelle is a Norwegian serial entrepreneur with 15 years of experience from commercializing R&D projects. Jelle has a passion for innovation and bringing new solutions out to the users. He has appeared at several stages around the world talking about innovation and founded or co-founded 5 ICT start-ups.
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Wave - The City Voice Assistent
Patrick Wolowicz
subzero.eu software
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Session 2: Tackling Global Change with Sustainable Solutions
moderated by Doris Klein, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
A changing world - what Earth Observation can do
Doris Klein
Science Advisor, German Remote Sensing Data Center, German Aerospace Center (DLR)


Dr Doris Klein
Science Advisor
German Remote Sensing Data Center, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Dr Doris Klein is scientific advisor at the German Remote Sensing Data Centre (DFD) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) since 2011. She received her PhD at Bonn University in 2008 and worked as PostDoc at the University of Würzburg, leading the team 'Land surface parameters' at the Department of Remote Sensing of the Institute for Geology and Geography. She is specialized in remote sensing with a focus on vegetation parameters, vegetation dynamics and land degradation in the context of global change and climatic change. Additionally Doris Klein has a special interest in the new scientific opportunities which open up due to the multitude of Copernicus Sentinel data.
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The role of Copernicus data in developing strategies for sustainable solutions to global change
Dr Panos Lolonis
Greece National Cadastre and Mapping Agency (NCMA)


Dr Panos Lolonis
Greece National Cadastre and Mapping Agency (NCMA)

Dr Lolonis is a member of the Scientific Council at the National Cadastre and Mapping Agency of Greece. He has a diploma in Surveying Engineering from the National Technical U. of Athens, Greece, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Geography from the U. of Iowa, USA. Dr. Lolonis specializes in cadastre, GIS, and spatial analysis. He has worked extensively in the areas of cadaster, SDSS, geo-statistics, and spatio-temporal databases. He has published more than 30 research articles in international journals and received more than 15 national and international awards for his work. For the past 19 years, Dr. Lolonis has been working for the Hellenic Cadastre on various scientific and managerial posts.
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Free floating in Smart Cities: carsharing the smart way
Georges Gallais
CEO & Co-Founder, Vulog


Georges Gallais
CEO & Co-Founder
Vulog

Georges Gallais, an INRIA engineer (French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics), focused his studies on navigation systems (SAGEM), intelligent transport systems (IMRA-Toyota) and autonomous vehicles (INRIA-Cybermove). In 2006, in partnership with David Emsellem, he founded the company VULOG, a pioneer in carsharing technologies, specialised in "free-floating" services (carsharing not constrained to pick-up/drop-off points nor prior reservations). VULOG is currently operating in Europe, North America and plans to open two new offices in 2016, one of which located in Asia.
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ICARUS - A New Global Tracking Service for Small Objects
Dr Walter Naumann
ICARUS Technical Project Manager, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology


Dr Walter Naumann
ICARUS Technical Project Manager
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

July 2015 - present Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell
  • Project management
2015 - present Project management of the ICARUS activities at the Institute
January 2007 - June 2015: SpaceTech GmbH, Immenstaad
  • Project management
2011 - 2015 Project and programme management of ICARUS Phases A/B/C/D/E: Faesibility study, design, development, manufacturing, test and operation of the ICARUS payload at the International Space Station (Customer: Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology, based on a German - Russian cooperation agreement)
November 2000 - December 2006: Kayser-Threde GmbH, Munich
  • Project management and systems engineering of payloads at the ISS and robotics projects
UNIVERSITY

August 1996 - December 2000: Chair of Astronautics, Technical University of Munich
  • Doctoral thesis (Ph. D.) in aerospace engineering
  • Project management and systems engineering of a experiment on a Japanese Mars satellite
October 1990 - June 1996: Technical University of Munich
  • Diploma in aerospace engineering

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Foresight Crops - Insect Swarm Prediction Modelling
Dr Oluropo Ogundipe
University of Nottingham


Dr Oluropo Ogundipe
University of Nottingham

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, University of Nottingham. My main area of research is in the field of positioning and navigation with particular focus on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) applications. This includes the use of high precision GNSS for bridge deformation monitoring, the integration of GNSS with other systems and sensors such as, inertia sensors and Ultra-Wide Band systems, to enable seamless positioning and navigation for the blind, firefighters, animal tracking and other applications.

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Beehive Locations - Monitoring Habitats with Satellite Data
Deepak Bhatia


Deepak Bhatia

Mr Deepak Bhatia is a Computer Science graduate from University of St. Andrews, UK with more than 5 years experience at developing software, including 2 years INRIA, France. Presently, working as independent software developer focused on mobile & cloud based software applications. Working on developing software applications that can be applied towards optmizing mobility and the environment.
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GNSS Monitoring of Precipitable Water Vapor over East Africa Using Low-Cost Receivers
Dr Eugenio Realini
Senior Researcher, Geomatics Research & Development (GReD) srl


Dr Eugenio Realini
Senior Researcher
Geomatics Research & Development (GReD) srl

Eugenio Realini conducts research on GNSS applications for positioning and Earth sciences. He has focused on the use of low-cost GNSS receivers since his PhD studies at Politecnico di Milano (Italy), co-founding and developing the open source positioning software goGPS. In 2009 he received a JSPS post-doctoral fellowship at Osaka City University (Japan) to integrate goGPS with open web-based GIS services. Since 2011 to 2014 he has been a post-doctoral researcher at Kyoto University (Japan), dealing with GNSS-based tropospheric monitoring and analysis for water vapor retrieval, also by means of low-cost receivers. He is now working at Geomatics Research & Development (GReD) srl, in Italy.
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The Future of Farmland Analytics
Dr Nicolas Ackermann
Remote Sensing Engineer, Project Manager, Gamaya


Dr Nicolas Ackermann
Remote Sensing Engineer, Project Manager
Gamaya

Nicolas Ackermann received the M.Sc. degree in environmental engineering and sciences from the EPFL in 2008. He continued his studies in the domain of Earth Observation by carrying a Ph.D. over a 4.5-year period with 3 years spent at the FSU Jena and 1.5 years spent at the ETH Zurich. His work was awarded by several prices. After his PhD, he worked as a Postdoc at the European Space Agency (ESA) Center for Earth Observation (ESRIN) where he was involved in the development of Earth Observation tools based on new technologies for the education of young scientists. Currently, Nicolas supports Gamaya in several activities such as project management and research & development.
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12:30 Snapshot 2: Small Satellites & UAVs with a Big Impact on the New Space Economy
moderated by Tom Segert, Berlin Space Technologies GmbH
Small Satellites - Toy or Tool
Tom Segert
Director of Business Development, Berlin Space Technologies GmbH


Tom Segert
Director of Business Development
Berlin Space Technologies GmbH

Tom is one of the founders of Berlin Space Technologies (BST); responsible for strategy and business development. BST is one of the five commercial companies in Germany that have the capability to build complete satellite systems and one of three that currently do. Prior the founding of BST in 2010 he has worked 5 years as cluster manager and speaker for the space industry network in Germany's capital region (RiBB) and before that 3 years as project manager for space projects at TUB. In the last decade Tom has successfully challenged long held business paradigms and thus impacted the new space industry both globally and locally.
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Small Satellites - Challenge & Opportunity for a Big Company
Ulrich Kuebler
Director Business Innovation, Intelligence & Future Trends, Airbus D&S


Ulrich Kuebler
Director Business Innovation, Intelligence & Future Trends
Airbus D&S

Ulrich Kuebler started his career at NASA's Ames Research Center in the Silicon Valley as systems engineer of a large research facility for ISS and continued later at Dornier in Friedrichafen, today part of Airbus DS. During the last 25 years was responsible for Life Science & Microgravity Facilities and Missions, Utilization of ISS, Adjacent Markets, Venture Support for Spin Offs and finally Business Innovation, Intelligence & Future Trends within Space Systems Strategy.

As a US-German dual national Ulrich Kuebler developed a truly transatlantic career through many cooperative projects, recently focusing on how to participate to the NewSpace Economy origination mainly from the Silicon Valley and how to adapt this dynamic with new challenges and opportunities to Europe.

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POSEIDRON: Remotely Piloted Aircraft System for Search & Rescue and Enviromental Defense
Enrique J. M. Asensi
Co-Founder, Flight Operations Manager & Flight Training Chief, Sincratech Aeronautics SL


Enrique J. M. Asensi
Co-Founder, Flight Operations Manager & Flight Training Chief
Sincratech Aeronautics SL

  • Computer Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), 5 years of degree.
  • Manager of a small transport company in charge of coke distribution at half Valencia City.
  • Drone pilot and designer (320 hours of formation) at the UPV.
  • Diploma on drone applications and technologies (70 hours) at the UPV.
  • Flying RC planes since I was 8 years old, having vast experience on building and piloting big scale planes and helicopters, more than 3000 hours of flight.
  • Sincratech Aeronautics Chief Operation's manager and Chief Instruction officer. Cofounder of this company, and co-builder of the systems used to film.

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RTKNAV - A Low Cost, Compact Real Time cm Accuracy Navigation Solution
Zhenzhong Su
CEO, FixPosition


Zhenzhong Su
CEO
FixPosition

Zhenzhong Su, Phd student at ETH Zurich, working in the field of GNSS positioning. I received my BSc in Geophysics from Wuhan University, China and MSc in Geomatics Engineering from University Stuttgart, Germany. Making GNSS more accurate and reliable, and applying it to practical applications, like drone navigation and agricultural machinery guidance are my biggest interest. I was the former co-founder of RobSense, a drone startup at Hangzhou, China. In early 2015, I quitted that startup and decide to focus on GNSS navigation product RTKNAV. Up to now, RTKNAV has won the Top10 business idea at the Swiss startup competition - Venture, the Swiss regional and ESA prizes at ESNC 2015.
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13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Session 3: Managing Disasters and Security with Data from Space
moderated by Jesus Marcos-Olaya, TECNALIA
GALILEO for Security Search and Rescue -Market opportunities
Jesus Marcos-Olaya
Space, Security and Defense Director, TECNALIA


Jesus Marcos-Olaya
Space, Security and Defense Director
TECNALIA

Chemical-Materials Engineer, Spacecraft engineer and MBA. I have been working in European Space Agency as technical expert, and project manager in space projects; actually I am the Business development and Market director TECNALIA for Space, Defense and Security. Moreover I am Spanish Broker for the ESA technology transfer network, therefore I am organization member of the Galileo Gipuzcoa awars, and supported of ESA Business incubation centers in Barcelona and Madrid. Related with the topic of the session I am product manager of HORUS a Galileo PRS receiver developed by TECNALIA with GMV and TECNOBIT industrial partners.
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Kai Herrmann
German Competent PRS Authority
VADASE: Real-time GNSS monitoring with a stand-alone receiver - From academy to industry
Prof Mattia Giovanni Crespi
Full Professor, University of Rome 'La Sapienza' &


Prof Mattia Giovanni Crespi
Full Professor
University of Rome 'La Sapienza'

His main present research interests are in GNSS seismology, ionospheric modeling and quality assessment for GNSS permanent arrays for real-time positioning services, digital terrain model generation both from optical and SAR high resolution satellite imagery and large infrastructures monitoring.



Dr Gabriele Colosimo
Software Engineer
Leica Geosystems AG

Gabriele works as software engineer in Leica Geosystems AG, Switzerland where he develops and maintains software for GNSS data quality check and network RTK solutions. In 2012 he received a PhD in Infrastructures and Transports by the Geodesy and Geomatics Division of "La Sapienza" University of Rome. His Thesis focused on the implementation, testing and development of VADASE: a new approach for GNSS Seismology.
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Dr Gabriele Colosimo
Software Engineer, Leica Geosystems AG


Prof Mattia Giovanni Crespi
Full Professor
University of Rome 'La Sapienza'

His main present research interests are in GNSS seismology, ionospheric modeling and quality assessment for GNSS permanent arrays for real-time positioning services, digital terrain model generation both from optical and SAR high resolution satellite imagery and large infrastructures monitoring.



Dr Gabriele Colosimo
Software Engineer
Leica Geosystems AG

Gabriele works as software engineer in Leica Geosystems AG, Switzerland where he develops and maintains software for GNSS data quality check and network RTK solutions. In 2012 he received a PhD in Infrastructures and Transports by the Geodesy and Geomatics Division of "La Sapienza" University of Rome. His Thesis focused on the implementation, testing and development of VADASE: a new approach for GNSS Seismology.
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HALI - Always Green for Emergency Vehicles
Jukka Talvi
Traffic Engineer, City of Oulu


Jukka Talvi
Traffic Engineer
City of Oulu

Mr Talvi is passionate about smart traffic. He has worked with traffic management and intelligent transport systems for 15 years being responsible for developing, planning, implementing and maintaining systems utilizing ICT. He is a project manager and leads different teams whose mission is to make the transport infrastructure smarter or to offer better information. He is currently involved in several ITS projects such as a real time passenger information, expanding parking guidance in street level, next generation pre-emption for emergency vehicles and multimodal information services.
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Utilising GNSS Data to Save Lives
Andrew Richardson
Chief Commercial Officer, Realsafe Technologies Ltd.


Andrew Richardson
Chief Commercial Officer
Realsafe Technologies Ltd.

Andrew is Chief Commercial Officer at Realsafe Technologies Ltd. This exciting business sees Andrew draw upon over ten years experience in the motorcycle arena to produce an award-winning mobile App for motorcyclists.

Andrew's in-depth knowledge and experience of the Emergency Services sector helped the company develop its innovative crash detection system, which has been running as a UK pilot through the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. Powered by REALsafe®, it will be the first system to fully integrate into BT's telematics service. The testing and refinement process has also seen GNSS data being used to improve location accuracy and minimise false positive activations.


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112GPS.com - More Accurate Emergency Calls
Colm Murphy
Co-Founder, LocateMe Ltd.
FENIX - Front-End GNSS Interference eXcisor
Jorge Querol
Graduated Research Assistant, UPC-BarcelonaTech


Jorge Querol
Graduated Research Assistant
UPC-BarcelonaTech

Jorge Querol is Graduated Research Assistant and Ph.D. Candidate at UPC-BarcelonaTech. His research deals with the impact of Radio Frequency Interference and jamming signals in GNSS-Reflectometry and microwave radiometry; together with the implementation of real-time mitigation system for Earth observation and navigation applications.
He received a B.Sc. degree in Electronics engineering, a B.Sc. degree in Telecommunication engineering and a M.Sc. degree in Photonics from the UPC-BarcelonaTech. Since then, he has participated in several projects developing real-time signal processing algorithms and high-performance systems

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eXude - Flood Drain Effectiveness
Calum Deans
Earth Observation Specialist, Astrosat Ltd.
15:00 Snapshot 3 :: Applying Aerospace Technology to M2M mass market innovations
moderated by Joachim von Beesten, Telekom Deutschland GmbH
Joachim von Beesten
Head of mobile solutions & digitalization, Telekom Deutschland GmbH


Joachim von Beesten
Head of mobile solutions & digitalization
Telekom Deutschland GmbH

Joachim von Beesten has a over 15 years industry experience in Mobile Business working as a consultant on various topics such as high tech marketing, mobile operating systems, mobile broadband, network security and innovative business models.

Joachim graduated in 1997 in physics and medical optics in Heidelberg spending the first time of his career in projects with the German Cancer Research Center. Following an engagement in UK at BTG plc he successfully marketed high tech solutions and IPRs throughout Europe. He returned to Germany before the turn oft he century stepping into the venture capital arena by strengthening BMP AG consulting business.

Since 2001 Joachim is engaged within Deutsche Telekom at various national and international positions having played a significant role to develop the mobile data portfolio within Telekom Germany to a 1 billion Euro business in the last 8 years. In his current role as Head of Mobile Solutions and Digitalisation he is in charge of developing and implementing the IoT business in the German market. This includes 'traditional' cost saving application as well as innovative business models and products with additional revenue streams.

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Dr Edgar Jochheim
Managing Director, JOINCO®


Dr Edgar Jochheim
Managing Director
JOINCO®

After receiving his diploma in mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen Dr.-Ing. Jochheim started his professional career in 1991 at Siemens AG, Munich, first as an engineer in the area of mobile phone development. Since 1995 he was responsible project leader for pre-development in the field of housing and shielding technologies for mobile phones. In 1999 he finished his doctoral thesis besides his professional activities at the Institute for Plastic Processing IKV at the RWTH Aachen regarding themes of methodical pre-development.

From 2000 up to 2004 Dr.-Ing. Edgar Jochheim worked for the group of Otto Wolff von Amerongen. There he was in charge of the innovation consulting activities of Agamus Consult GmbH, Starnberg. Furthermore he was there co-founder of the Amerongen start-up egip Software AG.

In 2004 Dr.-Ing. Edgar Jochheim founded JOINCO® Innovation Consulting, Eurasburg/Loisach, where he is working with innovation methods like TRIZ, QFD, FMEA, value analysis, and system theory or other. He developed the approach of Total Technology Development, based on the experience of the use of TRIZ in industry projects, and applied it in more than two hundred successful projects. Further he works at JOINCO® on new approaches for integrating idea and patent management, technology matching and technology due diligence.

Since 2009 Dr.-Ing. Edgar Jochheim is as well president of venyard GmbH, Munich. venyard provides effective and efficient protection of intellectual property, supports the marketing of innovation and intellectual property rights and accompanies innovative entrepreneurship ventures.

Furthermore Dr.-Ing. Edgar Jochheim is president of INNOLOGICS e.V., lecturer in Innovation Management at the Centre d'Études Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (CEIPI) of Robert Schuman University Strasbourg, lecturer at EBS Business School Oestrich-Winkel, member of the Innovation Working Group of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria, columnist for the magazines "Design and Engineering" and "IP Manager", partner of the Application Centre Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO) and the European Space Agency Business Incubator (ESA BIC), member of INPIPECO e.V., an association for the promotion of innovation in pipeline construction and president of TC Eurasburg e.V.

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Claus Lewald
CEO, go11save AG
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Session 4: Satellite Services for European Infrastructures
moderated by Marc Beltran, BCN Drone Center
A European Drone Hub
Marc Beltran
Managing Partner, BCN Drone Center


Marc Beltran
Managing Partner
BCN Drone Center

Marc Beltran, born in Barcelona in 1988, is the Managing Partner of the BCN Drone Center and the Business Development Director of CATUAV.

He holds a BSc and MSc in Aerospace Engineering from BarcelonaTech.
He is an alumni of the University TU Braunschweig, Germany, 2009; University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2011; University of Victoria, BC, Canada, 2013; and BarcelonaTech, Spain, 2014

Mr. Beltran received a scholarship to finish his studies at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), where upon graduation, extended his contract to work with the RAiCe Project (NASA-DLR). After this, he moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada to conduct research activities with Drones at the Center for Aerospace Research.

Beltran and his team were honored with a number of international awards for innovative humanitarian applications with Drones. They were also the Special Prize Winners of the European Satellite Navigation Competition in 2011.

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StickNTrack - when assets start talking
Kristoff Van Rattinghe
General Manager, Sensolus


Kristoff Van Rattinghe
General Manager
Sensolus

Kristoff is founder of Sensolus and conceived StickNTrack with the dream that one day all assets and objects will be connected to the internet, which enables instant search, use and payment for all available physical assets, similar as any online commodity. Kristoff graduated as economist and aerospace engineer and has build up a proven track record in building up teams, business units, and mastering ideas from seed to successful products within ICT and renewable energy. Kristoff is passionate about kitesurfing, wavesurfing and sustainability and if you need any object to be connected directly to the internet, he will tell you how it can be done.
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Building Radar - Satellite Supported Search Engine for Construction Projects Globally
Paul Indinger
Managing Director
Pothole Avoider: The Active Safety System
Oscar Serradilla Casado
Developer and Modeller of Android 3D Apps, Mediatek Labs


Oscar Serradilla Casado
Developer and Modeller of Android 3D Apps
Mediatek Labs

Experience
Currently working at modelling and development of android 3D apps in MediaTek Labs, Cambridge (UK).
Winner of Telefonica's "Talentum Startup 2014" program, where I presented Pothole Avoider after six months of development.

Studies
2012-2015 1st, 2nd and 3rd years of degree in computer engineering at Mondragon Unibertsitatea.

Future plans
My dream is to save people that die or get wounded in road accidents. That is why I want to publish the Pothole Avoider app for android and create my own startup.
I will use the startup to recognise some degree's credits and finish the engineering.

About me
Gipuzkoa/Spain 's winner of ESNC 2015.
20 years old.

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Biological Protection of Airport Using the Drones
Ladislav Bartuška
Research Worker, Institute of Technology & Business (ITB) České Budějovice


Ladislav Bartuška
Research Worker
Institute of Technology & Business (ITB) České Budějovice

Ladislav was born in České Budějovice, Czech Republic, 30 years ago. He has graduated at the Czech Technical University in Prague in the field of transport sciences and is continuing with doctoral studies. He is open to new technologies, innovations and ideas in transport. Since 2012 he is working at the Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice as research worker and participates on several national and international research projects. He leads courses at the ITB in České Budějovice and transfers the gained knowledge and experience to university students.
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ShearedAhead - Cargo Transport Sharing System
Florin Banica
Self-Employed


Florin Banica
Self-Employed

Experience
2012 - present Senior Consultant /Project Leader - Aerospace & Defence - DE
Technical expert - structural analysis and optimisation
2011-2012 Consultant Eng. / Aerospace - DE
Business development & structural analysis (Airbus Military)
2010 - 2011 Consultant Lead Eng./ Aerospace & Automotive / NL
Structural Analysis and Optimisation of DAF 5 trucks
2006-2010 Consultant Stress Eng. / Aerospace and Defence - NL
Static & dynamic analysis of aerospace structures
2004-2006 Design Eng. / Aerospace - ROU / DE
Design and analyse different aerospace components for Airbus

Education
2005 -2007 Master Degree in Engineering
1999-2004 Aerospace Engineering Bachelor Degree Polytechnic University of Bucharest

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GeoKey - A Lock with a Geographic Location as a Key
Suresh Babu Mandalanka
Manager User Experience, Hexagon


Suresh Babu Mandalanka
Manager User Experience
Hexagon

My ambition is to generate innovative ideas by maximum utilization of the available technologies. I have graduated in Electronics and post graduated in Computer Science engineering. I am passionate about inventing and conducting experiments in the field of digital electronics and computer/mobile software. Having hands on experience in experimenting with electronic sensors and electro-mechanical devices. By profession I am an User Experience designer, with 10 years of experience, having knowledge in User Contextual Inquiry, User Research, Usability Testing with end users. I am enthusiastic in my work and in designing new features and innovative ideas.
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 ESNC Winner

 Copernicus Masters Winner



22 October

As the EU's main research funding instrument, the 7th Framework Programme supported R&D and innovation in the field of GNSS from 2007 to 2013. Meanwhile Horizon 2020 is further accelerating the development of a European market for satellite navigation applications and thus creating new opportunities for European industry. This showcase will include success Storys on research applications and instruments designed to fund and market European Research & Development in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
9:00 Opening: FP7 R&D Programme 2007-2013
Opening remarks
Christoph Kautz
Deputy Head of Unit Galileo and EGNOS - Applications, security, international cooperation, European Commission (EC)


Christoph Kautz
Deputy Head of Unit
Galileo & EGNOS Applications, Security, International Cooperation Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
European Commission

Mr. Kautz is currently Deputy Head of Unit in the Unit in charge of Galileo & EGNOS - Applications, security, international cooperation. He is managing a wide variety of issues with a particular focus on international relations.

From 2008 up to September 2013 he was Deputy Head of Unit for Security Research and Industry in DG Enterprise & Industry of the European Commission. In this function he has been instrumental in developing a security industrial policy for the sector, as well as in contributing to the shape of the future security research priorities under Horizon 2020.

Previously, Mr. Kautz has been for four years assistant to the Director in charge of Aerospace, GMES, Security and Defence, where he assisted in the definition and coordination of the policy activities of the Directorate.
Between 2003 and 2004, he was working in the Automotive Industry Unit in DG Enterprise & Industry, where he was mainly working on international relations with the US, Japan and Russia, as well as the development of an automotive industry policy (CARS 21).

Prior to that he has been working from 2000 to 2003 in DG Enterprise & Industry on the implementation of the Internal Market in areas subject to the principle of mutual recognition of industrial products.

Between 1995 and 2000 Mr. Kautz has been working in the private sector for UK based company Hill and Knowlton devising public affairs strategies for a range of multinational companies.

Mr. Kautz holds a Master Degree in European Studies from the College of Europe, as well as a Master Degree in History from the University of Bamberg. He also studied at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Mr. Kautz is a German national. He is fluent in English, French and Italian.
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From Research Applications to Market - FP7 Results
Gian Gherardo Calini
Head of Market Development, European GNSS Agency (GSA)


Gian Gherardo Calini
Head of Market Development
European GNSS Agency (GSA)

Gian Gherardo Calini took up his post as Head of Market Development at the GSA in December 2006.

Prior to joining the GSA, he held business management responsibilities in the service and transportation industries.

He built his management experience working for McKinsey, Procter and Gamble, Citibank and in the transportation sector. Mr. Calini has a Master degree in Economics and Business from La Sapienza University in Rome and a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

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09:20 Session 1: Mass Market
moderated by Tim Just, Head of Space, Innovate UK
Introduction
Tim Just
Head of Space, Innovate UK


Tim Just
Head of Space
Innovate UK

Tim has worked at Innovate for more than five years and previously held the posts of Lead Technologist for Space and Satellite Navigation. As Head of Space, Tim represents the ongoing importance and commitment given to the Space sector at Innovate UK and sets both internal strategies, oversees the delivery of the Space Applications programme and provides thought leadership in the wider community. Tim will continues to support the UK delegation to European Space Agency (ESA) including the Programme Board for Navigation (PBNAV) and Joint Communications Board (JCB) for ARTES. Tim reports to the, Director of Technology and Innovation and is also a non-executive director of the Satellite Applications Catapult Centre.

Prior to joining Innovate UK, Tim's spent more than 15 years in the private sector in numerous satellite applications and space roles, most notably at Thales UK. Over his career Tim has also worked in the defence, Oil & Gas, transport, civil contingency, agriculture and maritime sectors. Highlights included the highly successful SkyFix commercial dGPS system.
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Mobile safety and emergency response systems - from FP7 SME innovation to the world market
Jürgen Seybold
Managing Partner & CEO, TeleConsult Austria GmbH


Jürgen Seybold
Managing Partner & CEO
TeleConsult Austria GmbH

Jürgen Seybold is Managing Director at TeleConsult Austria GmbH, Graz and at TeleOrbit GmbH, Nürnberg. Among others, he is responsible for the overall business development, sales & marketing, and project & quality management.
He graduated as Dipl. Ing. in Electrical Engineering from Technical Professional Academy, Stuttgart, in 1980. He has more 30 years' experience as executive manager in the areas of project, product, quality, and intellectual property management and system certification.
Jürgen Seybold is specialized in the definition and development of professional safety and security related services. For more than 10 years, he was chairperson of the Aviation Commission of the German Institute of Navigation.

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WalkEGNOS: a social web 2.0 mapping solution generating and leveraging on the brand "EGNOS Powered"
Emiliano Spaltro
Managing Partner, ALPHA Consult


Emiliano Spaltro
Managing Partner
ALPHA Consult

Emiliano Spaltro is ALPHA Consult's Managing Partner. Before joining ALPHA, he has worked in leading interantional consultancies (Roland Berger, Stern Stewart, Ambrosetti and LEK), providing economic and strategic advices in pan-European projects in various domains (Aerospace, Transportation, Tlc, IT, Bankning, ...). He holds a degree cum laude in Business Administration and a second degree in Law and is a certified international investment analyst."
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European GNSS for Social LBS: the 'INCLUSION' experience
Roberto Muscinelli
Sales Manager, Thales Alenia Space


Roberto Muscinelli
Sales Manager
Thales Alenia Space

Roberto Muscinelli is a telecommunications engineer. He graduated at University of Rome La Sapienza while he was collaborating with Telespazio and working as consultant for SMEs active in the space sector. In 2006 he joined Alcatel Alenia Space, soon after Thales Alenia Space, in the Commercial, Business Acquisition & Development Unit for NAVCOM BL, as responsible for high accuracy and special applications solutions development. He covered different positions from technical, to bid and project management in the frame of national and european initiatives. Since 2012 he is Sales Manager for EU & Navigation ESA focusing on EGNOS, Galileo and on GNSS receiver development for infrastructure and SoL applications.
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Q&A
10:10 Session 2: Professional
moderated by Vidmantas Tomkus, Director, Lithuanian Space Association
Introduction
Vidmantas Tomkus
Director, Lithuanian Space Association


Vidmantas Tomkus
Director
Lithuanian Space Association

Vidmantas Tomkus received MSc degree in Physics from Vilnius University. 1985 he worked in the Institute of Semiconductors of Lithuania. 1990 he started business activities as a broker at First Lithuanian Commodity Exchange and from 1994 until present time has worked at different positions in Telecommunications and Satellite industry like CTO at Radio M-1, CEO at Dicto Citius UAB and Arcus Novus.UAB

2007- he was assigned as an Expert of Interministry Working groups of National Space Program, Integrated Programs in ICT, Mechatronics, Lasers, New Materials, Strategy of Research Infrastructures of Lithuania, Member of Council of Institute Semiconductor Physics of Lithuania and Chairman of National Space Technology Platform of Lithuania.

From 2009 Vidmantas Tomkus is acting as a director of Lithuanian Space Association and deals with promotion of Space related activities of Lithuanian R&D institutions and SME's, co-operation with European Space Agency, bilateral relations with National Space Agencies and companies working in the Space industry. 2010 he was assigned as FP7 and Horizon 2020 Space expert from Lithuania. 2012-13 - Vidmantas Tomkus contributed as Chief Technical Officer to the launch of Litsat-1 being one of first Lithuanian satellites.

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Progress in safe navigation with EGNOS and Galileo for UAV in the FP7 and H2020 programmes
Dr Ismael Colomina
Chief Sientist, GeoNumerics


Dr Ismael Colomina
Chief Scientist
GeoNumerics

Ismael Colomina holds a PhD in Mathematics (University of Barcelona). He is the Chief Executive and Chief Scientist of GeoNumerics.

He was the Director of the Institute of Geomatics (1998-2013), the Head of Geomatics of CTTC (2014) and junior researcher to Head of Geodesy at ICC (1982-1998). He has been a visitor scientist at the ETH (Zürich), the University of Stuttgart, the University of Calgary and the EPF (Lausanne).

He is the co-chair of ISPRS Working Group III/I "Sensor Modeling for Integrated Orientation and Navigation" (2012-2016), a position that represents his current scientific interests.

He is a member of GPS World Editorial Board and of the German Geodetic Commission (DGK).

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Success Story from FP7 project GEOPAL
Klaus-Herbert Rolf
Head of Marketing & Sales, 365 FarmNet


Klaus-Herbert Rolf
Head of Marketing & Sales
365 FarmNet

Klaus-Herbert Rolf grew up on a German farm and started his career with an agricultural apprenticeship.

His main focus being IT already emerged when working as an agricultural engineer. He joined Klöpper&Wiege which was taken over by CLAAS KGaA in 1998 and now changed into CLAAS Agrosystems KGaA mbH & Co. KG. In 2014 he moved to 365FarmNet to the position of Head of Marketing & Sales.

As a member of the AEF marketing team - a platform providing resources and know-how for the use of electronics in agriculture - Rolf also becomes intensely involved in the development at ISOBUS. Apart from that he is a member of the Advisory Council of the DLG-Field Days and of the EuroTier Advisory Board.

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Success Story from FP7 project GAL
Dr Ismael Colomina
Chief Sientist, GeoNumerics


Dr Ismael Colomina
Chief Scientist
GeoNumerics

Ismael Colomina holds a PhD in Mathematics (University of Barcelona). He is the Chief Executive and Chief Scientist of GeoNumerics.

He was the Director of the Institute of Geomatics (1998-2013), the Head of Geomatics of CTTC (2014) and junior researcher to Head of Geodesy at ICC (1982-1998). He has been a visitor scientist at the ETH (Zürich), the University of Stuttgart, the University of Calgary and the EPF (Lausanne).

He is the co-chair of ISPRS Working Group III/I "Sensor Modeling for Integrated Orientation and Navigation" (2012-2016), a position that represents his current scientific interests.

He is a member of GPS World Editorial Board and of the German Geodetic Commission (DGK).

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Q&A
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Session 3: Transport
moderated by Prof Dirk Abel, RWTH Aachen University
Introduction
Prof Dirk Abel
Director Institute of Automatic Control, RWTH Aachen University


Prof Dirk Abel
Director Institute of Automatic Control
RWTH Aachen University

Prof. Dr. Dirk Abel graduated from RWTH Aachen University in mechanical engineering in 1983. Until 1987 he worked as research scientist at the Institute of Automatic Control of RWTH Aachen University and received his PhD in mechanical engineering. Unitl 1993 he worked there as chief engineer and received his Habilitation. From 1993 to 1998 he was with the chemical company Hoechst AG. In 1998 he became director of DBT Automation GmbH, a subsidiary of the RAG corporation. Since 2001 he is director of the Institute of Automatic Control of RWTH Aachen University. He coordinates R&D projects in the field of GALILEO based mobile applications and is member of the Advisory Board of the roboter company KUKA AG.
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FP7 Success stories: TAXISAT and beyond
Dr Oihana Otaegui
Head of ITS and Engineering, Vicomtech-IK4


Dr. Oihana Otaegui
Head of ITS and Engineering
Vicomtech-IK4

Dr Oihana Otaegui (female) is in charge of the ITS and Engineering department of Vicomtech-IK4. She received her MEng degree in Electronic Engineering and her PhD on Acquisition and Tracking for Satellite Navigation from the University of Navarre Spain. She has a substantial experience in satellite navigation and transport fields especially in signal processing techniques and algorithms. She has participated in several EU and ESA Projects. Before joining VICOM in 2007, she worked as a Researcher at CEIT (Spain) and at Fraunhofer IIS (Germany) on, amongst others, fast acquisition algorithms for Galileo/GPS/EGNOS. Since 2010 she has been involve in the fusion of positioning information with advance driver assistance systems. She has several publications in the areas of satellite based localisation, LBS and Computer Vision.
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GALOROI: A Satelite based Localisation Platform in railways
Dr Uwe Becker
Managing Director, Institute for Quality, Safety and Transportation (iQST)


Dr Uwe Becker
Managing Director
Institute for Quality, Safety and Transportation (iQST)

Dr Uwe BECKER is employed by iQST GmbH since 2006. He received a Diploma in mechanical engineering and PhD from Technische Universität Braunschweig.
He has experiences in control systems, control theory, simulation and tool development, standards, localization and safety relevant systems in ground transportation.
He is acting partner in the company and since October 2014 temporary head of the Institute for Traffic Safety and Automation Engineering of TU Braunschweig.
He has a lot of experience from national and international projects such as GaLoROI as coordinator.

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QUALISAR: Qualisar - Standard coform evaluation of satellite based localisation system
Dirk Spiegel
Research Associate, TU Braunschweig


Dirk Spiegel
Research Associate
TU Braunschweig

Dirk Spiegel received his M. Sc. degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering from Technische Universität Braunschweig and Université Paul Sabatier. He is currently a research associate at the Institute for Traffic Safety and Automation Engineering at Technische Universität Braunschweig. His research interest focuses on qualification and certification procedures for satellite based localization systems for ground applications.
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Q&A
12:20 Snapshot: Horizon 2020
moderated by Marta Krywanis, Market Development Officer, European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Introduction to Horizon 2020 programme
Marta Krywanis
Market Development Officer, European GNSS Agency (GSA)


Marta Krywanis
Market Development Officer
European GNSS Agency (GSA)

MSc Eng Marta Krywanis graduated in geodesy and satellite navigation from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland in 2008 and received the certificate of Manager of Innovation from the Warsaw School of Economics in 2012. From 2008 to 2012 she worked in the Space Research Centre Polish Academy of Sciences as a researcher. She participated in research projects on EGNOS extension to Eastern Europe. During that time she was also acting in the capacity of GNSS and Technology Transfer Specialist in Astri Polska. From 2012 she is the Market Innovation Officer in the European GNSS Agency, where she is managing the portfolio of GNSS R&D projects.
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Galileo Enhancement as Booster of the Smart Cities - GHOST
Srdjan Tadic
VP New Technologies, Bitgear Wireless


Srdjan Tadic
VP New Technologies
Bitgear Wireless

He is a VP of New Technologies department since 2008. and specialist in GNSS, inertial navigation and digital communications. In this period Bitgear was ranked as 2nd amongst fastest growing technology companies in Central Europe by Deloitte. He is the leader of internal IP and new products development, responsible for corporate innovation capabilities and connections with academia. Currently serves as a technical coordinator of H2020 project GHOST.

Srdjan is a Magister of Science from Univ. of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering. Graduated with GPA 10.00 (out of 10.00) with thesis in Software Defined Radio domain. He has authored/co-authored ~20 journal and conf. papers and 3 patents.
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Combined Positioning-Reflectometry Galileo Code Receiver for Forest Management
Pedro Freire da Silva
Head of GNSS and Flight Systems Division, Deimos Engenharia S.A.


Pedro Freire da Silva
Head of GNSS and Flight Systems Division
Deimos Engenharia S.A.

Pedro Freire da Silva holds an Aerospace engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon). He is the responsible for the GNSS Technologies and Flight System Business Units in DEIMOS Engenharia in Lisbon, Portugal. He has joined DEIMOS in 2005 and since then he has been working in GNSS receivers, navigation related applications and technology across different user platforms, from space, maritime to terrestrial. He was involved in several European Space Agency efforts to extend the use of GPS and Galileo above GNSS satellite orbits. He currently leads several European efforts in GNSS-Reflectometry instrumentation for static and airborne water altimetry and forest biomass.
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An Innovative GALILEO-based Passive Radar System for Maritime Surveillance
Claudio Calisti
Manager, ASTER S.p.A.


Claudio Calisti Tassini
Manager
ASTER S.p.A.

Mr Claudio Calisti Tassini, ASTER partner and R&D Manager, since 2002 has been involved in System Engineering activities for the definition and validation of maritime safety & security systems at national and international level, for both industrial and public customers. Moreover, he has been in charge of several technological projects for the development of innovative complex systems and techniques for monitoring applications, in the domains of maritime surveillance, smart cities (urban water distribution networks), Earth Observation, seismic & volcanic monitoring, critical infrastructure protection. Responsibilities included the management of project in the context of R&D programmes (Italian, as well as EU FP5, FP6, FP7) and GMES/Copernicus.
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GEOVISION
Dr Harald Skinnemoen
CEO, AnsuR Technologies


Dr Harald Skinnemoen
CEO
AnsuR Technologies

Dr Harald Skinnemoen founded AnsuR Technologies in 2005, and is initiator and coordinator of GEO-VISION. AnsuR is innovating systems and developing mission-critical visual communication software for crisis, emergency and disaster management, using satellite communication, navigation and earth observation, with substantial efforts in UAVs. Harald has led several research projects from EU and European Space Agency, related to use of space resources. He has also contributed as expert for EU in FP6, FP7, H2020 since 1997, and is Chairman of a European satellite standards group for DVB-RCS. He has published a number of papers and contributed as speaker to many international conferences.
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Q&A
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Roundtable: Space Entrepreneurship Programmes & Finance
moderated by Uli W. Fricke, Triangle Venture Capital Group
Welcome
Gian Gherardo Calini
Head of Market Development, European GNSS Agency (GSA)


Gian Gherardo Calini
Head of Market Development
European GNSS Agency (GSA)

Gian Gherardo Calini took up his post as Head of Market Development at the GSA in December 2006.

Prior to joining the GSA, he held business management responsibilities in the service and transportation industries.

He built his management experience working for McKinsey, Procter and Gamble, Citibank and in the transportation sector. Mr. Calini has a Master degree in Economics and Business from La Sapienza University in Rome and a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

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Introduction
Uli W. Fricke
Managing General Partner (CEO), Triangle Venture Capital Group


Uli W. Fricke
Triangle Managing General Partner (CEO)
Venture Capital Group

Uli is one of Triangle's founders. She focuses on internet and media-related software companies.

In addition to her work at Triangle, Uli served as Chairwoman of Invest Europe (formerly the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association EVCA) in 2010-2011. She was also named the most powerful person in private equity for 2010 by REAL DEALS and has been recognised by Dow Jones as one of the 100 most influential women in Europe's finance industry.

She currently serves as chairman of the board of iPharro, SemEO and semafora. She is also the CEO of FunderNation, Germany's only crowdinvesting platform that is run by a team of investment professionals. Uli is member of the Space-Tech Advisory Council, the aws Seed Financing Board in Vienna, the Kuratorium of Fraunhofer MOEZ in Leipzig and the iCapital Evaluation Jury of the European Commission.

Uli was one of the pioneers in the early internet days, programming BTX (the German internet predecessor) at the start-up "Institut für Bildschirmtext und Telematik" (today part of Amadeus) back in '88. She graduated at the age of 21 from the University of Applied Sciences, Worms with an MBA. After graduation she soon was appointed CEO of the start-up company DFSR (a student exchange travel operator), which Uli joined while still in college. After preparing the company for sale, Uli joined CareMed (a medical insurance underwriter) as CEO and shareholder, which she later sold successfully.

Uli is an unflinching optimist and an entrepreneur to the core - so it's best not tell her something "does not work"! In her leisure time Uli enjoys ballroom dancing, snowboarding and cooking.

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H2020 SME Instrument
Gregor Novak
Project Advisor, Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME)


Gregor Novak
Project Advisor
Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME)

Gregor Novak is a seasoned project manager, with more than 10 years of professional experience in dealing with SMEs, communication and intelligence. He obtained his Master's Degree at the University of Leeds, UK, where he studied International Relations. He is currently working at the Executive Agency for SMEs in Brussels, providing key information on SME instrument, the most innovative initiative of Horizon 2020 programme targeted at SMEs. He started his professional career at the Ministry of Defence of Slovenia in 2002 and has been working for several private companies before joining the European Commission in 2012.
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ESA Business Incubation Centres
Dr Stefan Gustafsson
Technology Transfer Officer, European Space Agency (ESA)


Dr Stefan Gustafsson
Technology Transfer Officer
European Space Agency (ESA)

Stefan Gustafsson has more than twenty years of experience in technology and applications development. Since 2009 he is working for the European Space Agency, initially in the ARTES Applications programme where he has been responsible for activities related to earth observation, satellite navigation, and satellite communication. Currently he holds the position of Technology Transfer Officer with a focus on Business Incubation.
Stefan holds a Master of Science from Linköping University (Sweden) in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, and a PhD from Aachen University of Technology (Germany) in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
Prior to joining ESA, Stefan was active as project manager and consultant in the telecom industry, working for several of the major European telecom operators as advisor on new wireless communication technologies. He also contributed to the standardisation of 3rd generation mobile networks. The methods he has developed for mobile network design and optimization have been patented worldwide and been applied in several European countries.

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Candace Johnson
President, EBAN - The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players


Candace Johnson
President
EBAN - The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players

Candace Johnson is a serial entrepreneur and a global infrastructure, network and innovation expert. She is a founder of SES, the world's pre-eminent satellite group and initiated, conceived and architected SES Global for which she was bestowed the Commander of Merit by the Government of Luxembourg. She is also founding President of Europe Online Investments S.A. and founder of Loral Cyberstar-Teleport Europe. She is also founding President of the Association of Private Telecom Operators in Germany and of the Global Telecom Women's Network (GTWN). Recently, she was elected to the Presidency of EBAN for a two-year period of office. Ms Johnson is president and sits on the board of other companies.
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Market trends and upcoming opportunities for GNSS
Reinhard Blasi
Market Development Officer, European GNSS Agency (GSA)


Reinhard Blasi
Market Development Officer
European GNSS Agency (GSA)

Reinhard Blasi is the market development officer at GSA in charge of the EGNOS and Galileo market entry in the professional high-precision market.
He gained his management experience as a strategy consultant during national and international assignments at innovation projects in various industries.
He holds a degree in business administration and a master's degree in international business studies conducted in the Universities of Paderborn (Germany), Lille (France), and Bologna (Italy).

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Caroline Legler
New Business Development, Airbus Group


Caroline Legler
New Business Development
Airbus Group

Since 2013 Caroline Legler has been working at Airbus Group to support new business development for out-of-the-box ideas. She is working within the CTO department in an internal incubator team supporting internal employees with business modelling, funding and networking to make their new business ideas become real. Prior to joining Airbus Group, Caroline has been working in the aerospace industry in the field of sales & business development in China.
Caroline has a business background studying International Business Economics at the University of Maastricht completing her studies with a specialised Master in Information Systems & Innovation at the London School of Economics.

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Discussion and Q&A
Closing
Uli W. Fricke
Managing General Partner (CEO), Triangle Venture Capital Group


Uli W. Fricke
Triangle Managing General Partner (CEO)
Venture Capital Group

Uli is one of Triangle's founders. She focuses on internet and media-related software companies.

In addition to her work at Triangle, Uli served as Chairwoman of Invest Europe (formerly the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association EVCA) in 2010-2011. She was also named the most powerful person in private equity for 2010 by REAL DEALS and has been recognised by Dow Jones as one of the 100 most influential women in Europe's finance industry.

She currently serves as chairman of the board of iPharro, SemEO and semafora. She is also the CEO of FunderNation, Germany's only crowdinvesting platform that is run by a team of investment professionals. Uli is member of the Space-Tech Advisory Council, the aws Seed Financing Board in Vienna, the Kuratorium of Fraunhofer MOEZ in Leipzig and the iCapital Evaluation Jury of the European Commission.

Uli was one of the pioneers in the early internet days, programming BTX (the German internet predecessor) at the start-up "Institut für Bildschirmtext und Telematik" (today part of Amadeus) back in '88. She graduated at the age of 21 from the University of Applied Sciences, Worms with an MBA. After graduation she soon was appointed CEO of the start-up company DFSR (a student exchange travel operator), which Uli joined while still in college. After preparing the company for sale, Uli joined CareMed (a medical insurance underwriter) as CEO and shareholder, which she later sold successfully.

Uli is an unflinching optimist and an entrepreneur to the core - so it's best not tell her something "does not work"! In her leisure time Uli enjoys ballroom dancing, snowboarding and cooking.

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15:00 Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks
Gian Gherardo Calini
Head of Market Development, European GNSS Agency (GSA)


Gian Gherardo Calini
Head of Market Development
European GNSS Agency (GSA)

Gian Gherardo Calini took up his post as Head of Market Development at the GSA in December 2006.

Prior to joining the GSA, he held business management responsibilities in the service and transportation industries.

He built his management experience working for McKinsey, Procter and Gamble, Citibank and in the transportation sector. Mr. Calini has a Master degree in Economics and Business from La Sapienza University in Rome and a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

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