A former  Center Director and a Director of Partnerships from NASA Ames, several leaders from ESA, the Director of UN´s Office for Outer Space Affairs, the head of EU´s unit for Space Data and more  thought leaders, are coming to Stavanger, 18-21 June 2017. Our agenda is simple: what new business opportunities can be unlocked and enabled by cutting edge science, technology and innovation from the space industry? How will the fast growing satellite data market drive digitalisation in multiple sectors and industries? How do you manage risk in a time where change is the only constant?

Since we announced Spaceport Norway at IAC September 2016, we have been reaching out to leading organisations, companies and individuals that we believed would support our main mission: make space science and technology relevant and valuable for many.

We are honoured to present a strong and diverse line-up of some of the speakers now confirmed for Spaceport Norway this summer – all of them represents a combination of extra ordinary expertise and real world experience in how science and technology from the space and other sectors, can create value for multiple industries and enable innovation and new sustainable growth.

We are proud to finally be able to share the finished program for Spaceport Norway 2017!


SUNDAY, 18 JUNE #reception
18:00 - 21:00Opening reception, Innovation Dock: Delegates, exhibitors, speakers and invited guestsMarit BoyesenPrincipalUniversity in Stavanger Speakers, exhibitors and delegates gather at one of the hotspots for innovation and entrepreneurship in Norway. Champagne and excellent finger food will be served. A special guest is coming...

Monday, 19 JUNE #techtransfer
08:10 - 08:20Welcome to the first Spaceport NorwayOle DokkaExecutive Director, Spaceport NorwayFraming of Spaceport Norway, explaining the reason for its ambition and vision. Introduction of this year´s host.
08:20 - 08:30Introduction Sebastian StraubeFounder & CEOInterstellar VenturesFraming the three day program, explaining the sessions and event logistics + HSE information. Introduction to the topic of the day: Technology Transfer
08:30 - 08:50Opening KeynotePete WordenExecutive DirectorBreakthrough StarshotBrave new world - enabled by science, technology and new partnerships
08:50 - 09:10PlenaryGary MartinDirector of PartnershipsNASA AMES How to become a NASA business partner and enhance your innovation capabilities in the process
09:10 - 09:30PlenaryPål BrekkeSenior Advisor, Space ScienceNorwegian Space CentreA historic perspective on tech transfer from space - and how it has shaped our world
09:30 - 09:50PlenaryEspen Ingebretsen Mark StevensVice President Global Business Development, Oceaneering Director of Communications & Application Development, OceaneeringOCEANEERINGFrom Space to Subsea; a journey of technology transfer & Data analytics
09:50 - 10:00Q&ASebastian Straube
10:00 - 10:30, Coffee Break and Expo
10:30 - 10:50PlenaryBernt SkeieCEO CMR PrototechClean Energy from Space to the seven seas
10:50 - 11:10PlenaryCJ (Onno) VerberneVice President, Offshore & SpaceNammoThe positive side effects of building rockets
11:10 - 11:25PlenaryØystein BorgersenLead Design EngineerRipple AerospaceFrom shipyards to orbit - a rocket startup from Norway ready to launch
11:25 - 11:30Q&ASebastian Straube
11:30 - 12:30, Lunch and Expo
12:30 - 12:55PlenaryLise L. RandebergPresidentTEKNAUse the force – new opportunities through technology transfer
12:55 - 13:00 - Quick 5 minute transfer to parallel sessions & workshops
13:00-15:30 Parallel 1: Norwegian Space opportunities within ESA's ARTES Applications programme
13:00-13:15Introduction to IAPKay FjørtoftSenior Research ScientistAP Norway Ambassador ESA IAP, SINTEF OceanWelcome
13:15-13:30Introduction to IAPTony SephtonIntegrated Applications ProgrammeEuropean Space AgencyThe IAP Program
13:30-13:45Introduction to IAPBjørn Ottar ElsethSenior Advisor Industry & Leader DownstreamNorwegian Space CentreThe Norwegian Space Centre role
13:45-14:00Introduction to IAPKay FjørtoftSenior Research ScientistAP Norway Ambassador ESA IAP, SINTEF OceanQuestions and discussions regards possibilities
14:00-14:20PresentationsAndreas KjølProject DirectorViking Ice ConsultancyIce navigation – Polarice, MULDIARCOS
14:20-14:40PresentationsFrano CetinicFounder and CEOEDInsightsImproved water resource management using newly launched space assets
14:40-15:30Workshop – Individual talksKay Fjørtoft Tony Sephton Bjørn Ottar ElsethESA, NSC, APNorwayIntroduction to the Workshop and individual sessions / The way of writing an IAP proposal, the perspectives, open for talks with ESA/NSC/APNorway
13:00-15:30 Parallel 2: Introduction to Technology Transfer possibilities
13:00 - 13:20PresentationAlexandre Van DammeCo-inventor & DirectorEatopsAutomatic code generation. From spacecraft to drilling vessels onboard control systems
13:20 - 13:40PresentationCecilia HertzFounder and Managing DirectorUmbilical DesignCommercialising space technologies for a sustainable earth
13:40 - 14:00PresentationPoul PoelmansInnovation & Transformation AdvisorVERHAERT ESA TechXfer2.0 - how can you/your business benefit from space technology?
14:00 - 15:10Space Card Workshop #1Poul PoelmansInnovation & Transformation AdvisorVERHAERT Circular economy
14:00 - 15:10Space Card Workshop #2Erik MonsenInnovation and Business Development ManagerValidé / ESA NTTI NorwayLogistics
15:10 - 15:30Verhaert/Validé/ESAIndividual talks with technology transfer professionals
15:30 - 15:45, Coffee Break + Expo
15:45 - 16:15Closing KeynoteFrank SalzgeberHead of Technology Transfer OfficeEuropean Space AgencyTechnology transfer as catalyst for disruptive innovation
16:15 - 16:25Summary of the day and outlookSebastian StraubeFounder + CEOInterstellar VenturesSummary of the day and outlook for the next day
17:00 - 19:00 Special Session on SETI + VIP Fjord Cruise, Innovation Dock
17:00 - 19:00Special Session, Innovation DockPresentations by Pete Worden from Breakthrough Starshot, Pascal Lee from SETI, Gary Martin from NASA Ames, Frank Salzgeber from ESA, Pål Brekke from Norwegian Space Centre. Hosted by Brage W. JohansenSpaceport Norway & Think Outside The PlanetIs there anybody out there? An evening about SETI.
19:00-22:00Social Program: Speakers and invited guestsFjord Cruise, departure from Innovation DockRegion Stavanger and Stavanger ForumAn evening on the spectacular fjords in the region, gourmet food and drinks will be served on board.

TUESDAY, 20 JUNE #digitalisation
08:20 - 08:30Introduction to the daySebastian StraubeFounder & CEOInterstellar VenturesHow new insight enabled by remote sensing satellites can change existing and create entirely new industries.
08:30 - 08:50Opening KeynoteSimonetta Di PippoDirector UN´S OFFICE FOR OUTER SPACE AFFAIRSGlobal Sustainability 2.0 - Powered by Outer Space Activities
08:50 - 09:10PlenaryAndreas VeispakHead of EC´s Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth Unit EUROPEAN COMMISSIONSpace data - a new platform for digitalisation and growth
09:10 - 0930PlenaryStephen CoulsonHead of IndustryEuropean Space AgencySpace & International Financing Institutions - New Opportunities in Sustainable Development
09:30-09:50PlenarySimon JutzHead of Copernicus, SpaceEuropean Space AgencyCopernicus going forward - an enabler for a digital Europe
09:50-10:00Q&ASebastian Straube
10:00-10:30, Coffee Break + Expo
10:30 - 10:40PlenaryDag Anders Moldestad (moderator)Senior AdvisorNorwegian Space CentreEO + AI= Business Intelligence 2.0 - it starts now
10:40 - 11:00PlenaryArnt-Børre SalbergSenior Research ScientistNorwegian Computing CenterAI & deep learning: what´s next in Earth observation
11:00 - 11:10PlenaryLars Jacob Hiim State SecretaryNorwegian GovernmentEarth Observation as an enabler for growth.
11:10 - 11:30Panel, QA Moderator: Dag Anders Moldestad Panel: Simonetta Di Pippo, Andreas Veispak, Stephen Coulson, Lars Jacob Hiim, Simon Jutz, Pete Worden, Norwegian Space Centre Resource Management 2.0 "What can the implications of real time data and insight from our planet be for society and industry? How will this knowledge change how we work and manage our resources? "
11:30 - 12:30, Lunch + Expo
12:30-14:25 Parallel 1: New technology for earth observation
12:30 - 12:50PresentationStig Erik ChristiansenProduct ManagerKongsberg SeatexNorway takes position in Space – using New Space in the Ocean Space
12:50-13:30PresentationSigmund DehliDirector SalesKSATCurrent and future capabilities of Satellite Monitoring
13:30-13:50PresentationRafal ModrzewskiFounder & CEOICEYE LtdDemocratizing access to reliable earth observation data
13:50-14:10PresentationGunnar MaehlumCEOIDEASFrom deep space to earth - how a small company from Norway wants to add infrared innovation to earth observation
14:10 - 14:25Q&ADag Anders MoldestadSenior AdvisorNorwegian Space Centre
12:30-14:25 Parallel 2: Using space data for research and business
12:30 - 12:50PresentationAnn Mari FjaeraaScientistNILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research Atmospheric and Climate Research Understanding air quality by utilizing satellite data
12:50 - 13:10PresentationMaria JozefiakBusiness Developer S & THow to create value from space data?
13:10 - 13:30PresentationBjarte Sebastian HansenFounder & CEOGoonTechUnderstanding the Earth - Visualizing multiple datasources using game technology
13:30 - 13:50PresentationAnders GundersenFounder & CEOSensonomicProfitability and earth observation data: what is the link?
13:50-14:10PresentationSondre Malde PedersenCEOForest VisionPrecision forestry & farming enhanced by satellite data
14:10 - 14:25Q&ASebastian Straube
14:25 - 14:30 Quick 5 minute transfer to plenary
14:30 - 14:50PlenaryHelge TennøFounder & PrincipalJotullAre you and your business ready to be reprogrammed?
14:50 - 15:10PlenaryEline GiskeødegårdHead of Connected WorldEGGSFrom space with love (or: Why is it true that needs x data2 x AI x Design = Value ?)
15:10 - 15:15Q&ASebastian Straube
15:15 -15:30 Coffee Break + Expo
15:30-1625 Workshop with EGGS Design
15:30-16:25Workshop For max 40 participants. Anders Attramadal + colleaguesRegional ManagerEGGS DesignParticipants will be grouped with delegates from other companies and given different challenges on how space data can be used to solve a user-need on Earth. The workshops require no preparations to participate and will be facilitated by EGGS Design.
16:25 - 16:30 Quick 5 minute transfer to plenary
16:30 - 16:50PlenaryDaniel VidalManaging director, FINAbeliaSpace and global digitalisation – abundant opportunities for new entrepreneurs
16:50 - 17:00PlenarySebastian Straube
 Ole DokkaFounder + CEO Executive DirectorInterstellar Ventures Spaceport NorwaySummary of the day, what´s next for Spaceport Norway?
17:00 - 19:00 Personal time
19:00 - 21:00 Award night
19:00-21:00Copernicus and Spaceport Norway AwardMarianne Moen Simon Jutz Ole DokkaCommunication Director Head of Space Copernicus Executive DirectorNorwegian Space Centre ESA Spaceport NorwayThe Copernicus Awards, Spaceport Norway Award, Special sessions, 3 course dinner and drinks will be served.

WEDNESDAY, 21 JUNE #digitalrisk
08:20-08:30Plenary Jan HaugeManaging DirectorStavanger ForumWelcome to Digital Risk Day
Opening keynote
Soyeon Yi
AstronautSeattleWhat I learned from going to space, and almost die getting back to earth
09:00-09:30PlenaryJan FosseHead of section for Security Management SystemsNorwegian National Security Authority (NSM)Security risk management for satellite based services
09:30-10:00PlenaryRichard HeyerdahlBoard chairmanProactima ASCyber security risk as part of enterprise risk management
10:00-10:45 Coffe Break + Expo
10:45-11:15PlenaryTorgeir WaterhouseDirector Internet & New MediaIKT NorgeWho is responsible when security breaks down? You? Me? The other guy?
11:15-11:45PlenaryAl RumsonPHD ResearcherCranfield UniversityThe potential of Open Source Data and Big Data techniques for tackling environmental risk
11:45-13:00 Lunch & Expo
13:30-14:00PlenaryReidar B. BratvoldProfessor of Petroleum Investment and Decision Analysis, University of StavangerBig data has zero value – until it informs a decision
14:00-14:15PlenaryJan HaugeManaging DirectorStavanger ForumSummary for the risk day
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