SATELLITE MASTERS CONFERENCE 2015

WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

On 20-22 October 2015, the second Satellite Masters Conference brought together more than 400 participants from 40 countries, connecting high-level representatives from leading institutions and industry with start-ups and award-winning entrepreneurs.

Held in the start-up hub of Berlin, the event featured an outstanding blend of conference sessions, workshops, and roundtable discussions centred around leveraging satellite-derived data and other space solutions for business and society. 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 industry entities.

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

KEYFACTS

Inspiration from extraordinary speakers from international industry, research, and institutional entities

Networking opportunity with more than 400 professionals attending from over 40 countries

Cutting-edge space applications focusing on Earth Observation and satellite navigation

Topics covering big data, safety & security, small satellites, smart cities, and many more

Award-winning entrepreneurs, start-ups, industry leaders, space stakeholders, researchers, and policy makers

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.

INSPIRING SPEAKERS & PRESENTATIONS

With more than 400 registered participants from 40 countries, 80 talks across 15 thematic sessions, and along with roundtable discussions, the conference programme covered a wide range of topics related to innovative space applications while focusing on Earth observation and satellite navigation.

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Dorothee Bär

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

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Michael Bültmann

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

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Jurry de la Mar

Account Director
T-Systems

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Carlo des Dorides

Executive Director, European GNSS Agency (GSA)

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Candace Johnson

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

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Dr Manfred Krischke

CEO
CloudEO AG

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Dr Panos Lolonis

Greece National Cadastre and Mapping Agency (NCMA)

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Stuart Martin

Chief Executive Officer
Satellite Applications Catapult

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Matthias Petschke

Director – European Satellite Navigation Programmes, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission (EC)

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Dr Hubert Reile

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

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Thorsten Rudolph

Managing Director
Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)

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Andreas Veispak

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

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Prof Dr-Ing Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)

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