General Meeting

Hosted by ECSECO Members only

The first General Meeting of members of ECSECO took place at the 9th of November in the Augustinian wing of the Austrian National Library. This full-day event was a great success and gathered nearly 100 participants from 14 different countries, who engaged in fruitful discussions and exchanges. It was a unique opportunity to connect with other members of ECSECO, gain insights into space economy and commerce, and join in building the momentum of the new Centre. The event opened with three speeches:

Geraldine Naja

Director of Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement at the European Space Agency

Klaus Pseiner

Member of the Management Board of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Ex Vice Chair of ESA Council and Head of Delegation

Sebastien Moranta

Research manager at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)

After that, the members endorsed the Transition Committee, which will provide support to ESA in the launch of the activities of ECSECO until the first Board is elected. Furthermore, the members of ECSECO followed presentations on space economy and commerce, discussed during interactive splinter sessions and networked with the other members. There were five thematic splinter sessions:

  • Space Economy,
  • Intellectual Property,
  • New-Business Models and Customer-Provider Relationships,
  • Financial Markets and Investment,
  • Perspectives on Future Markets.

You can download the background information shared for the sessions and see the pictures from the event below.

It was an exciting day full of insights. Now, based on the feedback received, the first ECSECO work plan will be prepared.


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