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18 November 10:00 - 16:00 CET

Space Investment Day 2021

18th of November

A Spotlight on Space-tech Startups

There is more to space than just rocket science! From agriculture, to tourism and even data analytics, there are many companies using space technology for a variety of innovative business applications.

Welcome to Space Investment Day. A full day digital event which aims to shine the spotlight on space-tech startups, investors, entrepreneurs and visionaries. On the 18th of November tune in for our live broadcast to see pitches by exciting space start-ups, inspirational talks from key figures within the Nordic and international space ecosystem.

We are using a platform called Brella to create the virtual conference experience. A week before the 18th of November attendees will get access to the Brella platform. All attendees will be able to network on Brella from the 15th - 19th of November.  We have not called the event Space Investment Day for nothing. For investors and startups Brella has a matchmaking process that will help startups get one-on-one meetings with our Supernova Investors.

Event registration closes for Startups on the 14th of November, and for Investors and General Attendees on the 18th of November.

Stay tuned for program and speaker announcements!

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What to Expect

✅ The entire event will take place online

✅ Webinar with inspirational talks from key figures in the space-tech industry

✅ Start-up and investor matchmaking

✅ Rocket pitches from selected space-tech startups 

✅ Exciting panel discussion on the general state of space 

✅ Networking and more networking on the Brella platform

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Schedule

Take-off 🚀

A warm welcome to Space Investment Day by our co-hosts Donnie Lygonis and Frida Zetterström. We bring Space Investment Day's Investor Relations Manager, Deborah Lygonis, onto the stage to share some words about the event.

5min

Fireside Chat with Karin Nilsdotter 👩‍🚀

We talk to Karin Nilsdotter - future astronaut, global gamechanger and international advisor to the space and tech industry - about the changing dynamics of the 21st C. space industry. What are the cultural mindsets and attitudes which shape the European approach to New Space, and how will technological shifts, diversity and design play a part in its future?

20min

Rocket Pitches

Watch space-tech entrepreneurs pitch their business ventures and hear what our Supernova Investors have to say.

Sign up and head over to Brella to check out our featured startups!

20min

Get Investment Ready! 📈

One of our Supernova Investors, Ted Elvhage from Rymdkapital, takes center stage to share key insights for startups to consider.

10min

Supporting the Ecosystem 🌎

Do space startups really need business incubators?

Popular definition states that the goal of a business incubator is to help firms develop, and improve their chances for success. What, however, does this mean in practice and to what extent are incubators responsible for mediating and facilitating this success?

In this panel discussion, our experts discuss differing priorities and how to best support space startups at different phases of their development, touching on topics such as market fit and sustainable growth.

If you’re interested in the dynamics between innovation, support structures and market validation, then don’t miss this chance to get the inside, expert scoop.

Panel guests:

  • Karin Holmquist (Head of Innovation Programme Strategy at the Swedish Space Corporation)
  • Frank Salzgeber (Head of Innovation and Ventures Office at the European Space Agency)
  • Jens Lundström (CEO of Arctic Business and MD ESA BIC Sweden)
  • Emma Hansson (Project Leader of ESA BIC Sweden)

60min

The First 10,000 Days on Mars

Will Mars ever be habitable?

Currently being shown in Alif — The Mobility Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the short film The First 10,000 Days on Mars visualises a possible future for humans on the Red Planet.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this sci-fi odyssey during your lunch break.

15min

Esrange: Europe's gateway to space

In the far North, in Swedish Lapland, stands Sweden's only spaceport. Poised to shortly become the first major orbital launch site in the EU, we're excited to get an inside look at the facility from Philip Påhlsson, the New Esrange project manager.

15min

Rocket Pitches

Watch space-tech entrepreneurs pitch their business ventures and hear what our Supernova Investors have to say.

Sign up and head over to Brella to check out our featured startups!

20min

SpaceTech Landscape 2021

Last year, Morgan Stanley estimated that the global space industry could generate revenue of $1 trillion or more in 2040, up from $350 billion currently, with space as an investment theme poised to impact a number of industries beyond Aerospace & Defense.

In this talk, Candace Johnson, Partner & Chair of Advisory Board at Seraphim Space, shares her expertise on investing across the entire SpaceTech ecosystem: from providing universal access to accessing the universe.

Expect a wealth of information on industry trends and her valuable strategic insights.

25min

Fireside Chat with PythomSpace

It's been a thrilling year for Tina and Tom Sjögren, the adventurers and entrepreneurs behind the PythomSpace project.

We chat with the endlessly inspiring duo about rocket-building and their roadmap to Mars. 

15min

Rocket Pitches

Watch space-tech entrepreneurs pitch their business ventures and hear what our Supernova Investors have to say.

Sign up and head over to Brella to check out our featured startups!

20min

Get Investment Ready! 📈

We welcome Deborah Lygonis and Christine Bjärkby to the stage to share and discuss key insights for startups to consider.

10min

Fireside Chat with Oxeon AB

In April 2021, Ingenuity, the Mars Helicopter, performed its first successful test flight on the planet itself with the help of a carbon fibre fabric called Textreme, which was invented and manufactured here in West Sweden by the startup Oxeon.

We have the pleasure of talking to Oxeon about their journey so far, their perception of the European space area and relationship building with NASA.

And what’s next for the team behind Textreme? Tune in to find out.

15min

Rocket Pitches

Watch space-tech entrepreneurs pitch their business ventures and hear what our Supernova Investors have to say.

Sign up and head over to Brella to check out our featured startups!

20min

SPACE OPTIMISM: What can the history of space exploration tell us about solving Earth's biggest challenges?

Space optimism is a story of technological but also intellectual and emotional moonshots that help us re-kindle what is best about humanity. Our sense for curiosity, willingness to embrace uncertainty and the collective fascination for positive utopias are now in greater demand than ever if we are to solve climate change, reboot our economies for greater good and brush away cynicism and apathy.

30min

Speakers

Petteri Lillberg
Senior Consultant, Demos Helsinki

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Karin Nilsdotter
CEO & Future Astronaut, Spaceport Sweden

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Candace Johnson
Serial Space Entrepreneur and Investor

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Frank Salzgeber
Head of Innovation and Ventures Office, European Space Agency

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Christine Bjärkby
Investor, Advisor for Growth Strategies and Growth Capital

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Deborah Lygonis
Investor Relations for Space Investment Day & Business Advisor at Innovatum Science Park

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Andreas Martsman
Co-Founder, VP of Marketing and Sales at Oxeon

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Jens Lundström
CEO at Arctic Business Incubator & ESA BIC Sweden

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Ted Elvhage
Managing Partner at Rymdkapital & Spacetech Investor

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Emma Hansson
Project Leader of ESA BIC Sweden and Sr. Business Advisor at Arctic Business

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Nandan Khokar
Co-Founder and R&D Manager of Oxeon

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Karin Holmquist
Head of Innovation Programme Strategy at SSC - Swedish Space Corporation

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Tom Sjogren
Founder of PythomSpace

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Tina Sjogren
Founder of PythomSpace

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Elina Åkerlind
Business Developer for Gothenburg Region

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Malin Kjällström
Business Developer for Gothenburg Region

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Philip Påhlsson
VP Strategy and Innovation Science Service SSC, Project Manager New Esrange

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Per Nilsson
Investment Manager at Norrlandsfonden

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Frida Zetterström
Journalist, Broadcast Specialist & Event Co-host

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Donnie SC Lygonis
Innovation Strategist and Event Co-host

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Venture City
Science fiction documentaries creators

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Tech InWest Sweden

Where today’s industry meets the technology of tomorrow

This year Space Investment Day will be part of Tech InWest Sweden. Tech InWest Sweden is this year's big event in industrial technology! On November 16-19, talent, companies, investors and public actors who want to run a business, innovate and create sustainable growth with the help of new technology and new methods will meet at this event.Tech InWest Sweden is a collaboration between:

  • Innovatum Science Park
  • The City of Trollhättan
  • University West
  • IUC West
  • Energy Office West

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sammie.chimusoro@innovatum.se

avril.meehan@innovatum.se

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