Dear project members – Dear guests, Warmly welcome to the second meeting when we gather the whole project here at Space Campus. It is a pleasure to see you all again.
My name is Johanna Bergström-Roos and I’m the project manager of the RIT project – with the objective to strengthen the space business in our region, in Sweden and in Europé.
We have 24 hours ahead of us and I think that we have really interesting programme and I am quite exited to get started.
But first we need to go through som introduction slides and then I will be happy to present our deputy Councillor Stefan Sydberg to you, as he also whants to welcome you to the space city of Kiruna.
Most of us know all about the partners within the project, but for those who are new I would like to point out that the RIT project is funded by the European regional structural fund.
We have the project owner, the partners that are working actively within the project and finally funders that support our activities.
The programme is very dense and contains of key issues for the project.
SIF 3: Next Space Innovation Forum
Space Innovation Forum 3
19-20 October 2016
Johanna Bergström-Roos, Project Manager
Next Space Innovation Forum – 10-11 May?
SIF 1 – Kick-off
• Presentation of partners and their
• 2 workshops:
- Purpose & Goals in the project RIT
- Meeting Points
• The Eco System around Space
• Workshop: new R&D projects
• 10 ongoing R&D space projects
• Innovation management and collaboration
• From idea to a space start-up
• Challenges within the space business
• Competence within regional SMEs
What “Meeting Point” shall we offer within RIT?
The participants agreed on trying to arrange the “Meeting Points” in connection to other space events if possible, for example, next Rymdforum 2017.
• Build meeting points around “themes”
• Lunch to lunch events
• Why not an “Entrepreneur Week” in Kiruna?
• Study visits to space companies – the companies could
be hosting these meetings
• Meetings in Sweden in the first place, but abroad if
• If international: ESA locations and UK Space are
• All “Meeting Points” should always include:
- an invitation 6 months in advanced
- info sessions from the project partners (short pitches)
- an external speaker for inspiration (success stories)
- time for networking
- an evaluation (about the meeting point)
• Speed dating between different actors
• Start-up Kiruna (presentation of successful new companies and
their commercialisation journey)
• Problem solving – brainstorming
• Idea generation (both upstream and downstream)
• Idea development
• Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
• Match making
• Think tanks
• Technology transfer (space – mining)
• Academy meets Space industry and SMF in the
• Competitions for “problem solving” of a challenge
within space industry (Innovationsfabriken)
• PhD:s and space companies
• Space companies and supervisors