SATELLITE MASTERS CONFERENCE 2014

On 23-24 October 2014, the first Satellite Masters Conference brought together more than 300 participants from 40 counties, connecting high-level representatives from leading institutions and industry with start-ups and award-winning entrepreneurs.

Along with ESA space solutions, the conference focused on entrepreneurial spirit and the impact space technologies have on non-space sectors.

The event also capped off the joint Awards Ceremony of Europe’s major innovation competitions for space applications – the European Satellite Navigation Competition and Copernicus Masters.

INSPIRING SPEAKERS & PRESENTATIONS

More than 90 talks were scheduled across 14 thematic sessions, along with discussions and workshops centred around leveraging satellite-derived data and other space solutions for business and society. In addition to opening its stage to key stakeholders in international research and industry, the conference welcomed the exciting award-winners of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) and Copernicus Masters, as well as successful start-ups from the ESA Business Incubation programme.

 

CONNECTING THE WORLD’S LEADING NETWORK FOR DOWNSTREAM SATELLITE BUSINESS

In 2014, the international Satellite Masters network comprises:

  • 26 regional partners around the world, with more than 100 supporting organisations
  • 29 special prize partners from research institutes, government agencies, and the greater industry
  • 40 incubators active in the global aerospace sector
  • A competition jury of more than 200 specialists from satellite-related research institutes, government agencies, and businesses
  • More than 500 participants from nearly 50 countries

The conference was geared toward all those looking to benefit from the emerging satellite applications market, from start-ups, SMEs, and researchers to investors, institutional stakeholders, and the industry at large.