INNOspace Masters “Satellite 4.0”

Competition set to culminate in conference and awards ceremony on 4 May 2016 in Berlin

The winners of the first INNOspace Masters competition will be announced at a festive awards ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on 4 May 2016 in Berlin alongside a conference devoted to the competition’s theme, “Satellite 4.0”.

From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, the conference will highlight current trends in the aerospace sector – including the New Space Economy and advancing commercialisation – and feature discussions on new approaches to international competitiveness and innovative strength.

At 3:45, Brigitte Zypries – Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the German government’s aerospace coordinator – will officially open the INNOspace Masters awards ceremony, which will recognise the winners of three categories.

When: 4 May 2016

Where: Humboldt Carré, Berlin

What: Current trends in the aerospace sector

 

Programme

Date and Location
Date: 4 May 2016, conference from 10:00-15:00, festive awards ceremony at 15:45
Location: Humboldt Carré, Behrenstraße 42, 10117, Berlin

10:00 am Welcome and opening
Dr. Gerd Gruppe, Member of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Space Administration
Dr. Wolfgang Scheremet, Director General Industrial Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
10:20 am Challenges in Spaceflight – a View of the European Space Agency
Franco Ongaro, Director of Technical and Quality Management, European Space Agency (ESA)
10:40 am The 8 Verticals of the New Space Industry
Richard M. Rocket, CEO, NewSpace Global
11:00 am Europe’s New Space and Entrepreneur Eco-System
Candace Johnson, President, The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players
11:20 am Current and Future Challenges for the German and European Space Industry
Dr Johannes von Thadden, Senior Vice President, Head of International & Space Institutions, Airbus Defence & Space
11:40 am Dr. Fritz Merkle, Member of the Board, OHB SE
12:00 am Lunch break and networking
1:00 pm Panel 1: Technology Transfer and New Business Models by New Enterprises and Start-ups

Heikki Mäkijärvi, General Partner, Airbus Ventures
Frank Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer Programme Office, European Space Agency (ESA)
Matthias Spott, CEO, eightyLEO Holding GmbH
Massimiliano Vitale, Managing Director, Planet Labs Deutschland GmbH

2:00 pm Panel 2: Space meets Industry 4.0 – Innovation made by SMEs

Rüdiger Dabelow, Managing Director, Technologie-Initiative SmartFactory KL e.V.
Katharina Kreitz, Managing Director, Vectoflow GmbH
Felix Michl, Head of Technology, Cevotec GmbH
Michael Scheiding, Managing Director, Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
Tom Segert, Director of Business Development, Berlin Space Technologies

3:00 pm Coffee break
3:45 pm Festive awards ceremony for the winners of the INNOspace Masters

Welcome
Dr. Gerd Gruppe, Member of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Space Administration

Opening speech
Dr. Wolfgang Scheremet, Director General Industrial Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Short presentations by the finalists, announcement of the winners in three categories:

› DLR Space Administration Challenge

Multifunctional lightweight structures for satellites
Andreas Dück, Institute of Structural Mechanics and Leightweight Design (SLA), RWTH Aachen

Skith – Skip the Harness
Prof. Sergio Montenegro, Aerospace Information, Technology
Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg

OCULUS – Optical Coatings for Ultra Lightweight Robust Spacecraft Structures
Prof. Dr. Enrico Stoll, Head of Institute of Space Systems, TU Braunschweig

Presenters: Dr. Gerd Gruppe, Member of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Space Administration & Dr. Franziska Zeitler, Head of Innovation & New Markets, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Space Administration

› Airbus Defence and Space Challenge

Laser Communication for Future LEO Constellations
Markus Knapek, CEO, ViaLight Communications GmbH

OSS4SPACE – Open Sandwich Structures for Space
Antonio Valente, PLY Technologies GmbH

Affordable structures for satellite mega-constellations
Sandor Woldendorp, Business Development Manager Space, Airborne Aerospace

Presenter: Dr Johannes von Thadden, Senior Vice President, Head of International & Space Institutions, Airbus Defence & Space

› ESA BIC Start-up Challenge, supported by OHB

Agile Satellite Development as Cyber-Physical Systems
Nemanja Jovanovic, Founder, Reaktor Space Lab Oy

Multipurpose Adapter Generic Interface Connector – MA61C
Ran Qedar, Founder, Space Products and Innovation UG

MPBUS (Modular Power Bus)
Eduardo Remirez, CEO, JMP ingenieros SL

Presenters: Thorsten Rudolph, Managing Director, Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen, Dr. Frank Zimmermann, Managing Director, Centrum für Satellitennavigation Hessen (cesah) & Dr. Fritz Merkle, Member of the Board, OHB SE

5:00 pm Announcement of the overall INNOspace Masters winner
Dr. Wolfgang Scheremet, Director General Industrial Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
5:05 pm Press photos
5:10 pm Get-Together

Moderation: Burkhardt Weiß