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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.
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.
In 2014, the international Satellite Masters network comprises:
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.