15:55-16:50 - Macro trends in Space Economy
Prof. Jan Wörner, Director General, ESA
Mr. Frank DiBello, President & Chief Executive Officer, Space Florida
Mr. Rick Tumlinson, Founding Partner, SpaceFund
Prof. Daniel Britt, Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at the Department of Physics, University of Central Florida
Mr. Chris Quilty, President, Quilty Analytics
Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, Chairman of the Israeli Space Agency at the Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel
The panel will present to leaders and executives of major space and non-space stakeholders from institutional, academia and commercial sectors the potential of synergies and the turning point in the space economy in recent years, i.e from a government-oriented economy to an open market and free competition.
This change opens up new opportunities for space and non-space players in developing trends such as remote sensing, IoT & connectivity, independent life in space and manufacturer in space, etc.
16:50-17:37 - Liquidity options for space-oriented ventures
Ms. Meagan Crawford, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, SpaceFund
Mr. Ili Cohen, Managing Director at Synergy Capital
Ms. Renana Ashkenazi, Principal at Grove Ventures
Mr. Gareth Keane, Partner, Promus Ventures
Ms. Shiva Dustdar, Head of Division Innovation Finance Advisory,EIB
Investing in Space: Trends, Opportunities and Risks. The panel will discuss exit options for start-ups, M&A use case, IPO and more.
17:37-18:38 - Academic and industry collaboration as an inspiration to new business
Prof. Dan Blumberg, Vice President Ben Gurion University and head of the Earth and Planetary Image Facility
Prof. Dr. Ing. Harald Michalik, Founder, DSI
Prof. Ran Ginosar, President & Co-founder, Ramon.Space
Prof. Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) Chairman & Distinguished Professor, Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, UK Director, UK National Hub on Space Robotics and Autonomous Systems (FAIR-SPACE)
Dr. Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, CNES
Ms. Teri Crain, Business Manager, AZ Space Technologies, LLC
The panel deals with Academic-Industrial opportunities and successful companies which started their journey in academic institutes; technologies and products that started their way in academia and have become success stories in the space industry.
Researchers and entrepreneurs who have founded space companies will share their experience and insights of their collaboration and the value gained from academia-business cooperations, particularly in the space industry.
18:38-18:49 - 2020 in space – A year in review
Mr. Tal Inbar
18:49-19:24 - Astronauts Round Table: Discussing the social impact of Private Astronaut Missions (PAM)
Mr. Avi Blasberger, Director of the Israeli Space Agency (ISA) - Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel
CHARLES F. BOLDEN JR., Major General, US Marine Corps (Ret) 12th NASA Administrator
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada
Mr. Eytan Stibbe, 2nd Israeli in Space, Vital Capital