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Join our Expert Session at IAC Paris 2022: Fast tracking R&D towards commercialisation: Phi-lab & young talent meets NL Space

01 september 2022

NL Space Campus Expert Session IAC Paris 2022: Fast tracking R&D towards commercialisation: Phi-lab & young talent meets NL Space

The International Astronautical Conference (IAC) is the yearly 5-day meeting place, with over 6500 delegates and 250 exhibitors, where many global space actors come together. The IAC 2022 will be from Sunday till Thursday, 18-22 September at the Paris Convention Centre. The event attracts more than 6,000 participants each year. Covering all space sectors and topics, it offers everyone the latest space information and developments in academia and industry, networking opportunities, contacts and potential partnerships. Our stand is located at number D1, in between the left entrance and the attendees lounge.

Each year, the IAC changes country, theme and local organiser, enabling all to learn more about, and be a part of the world space scene. In 2021 the IAC was hosted in Dubai, where one of our partners wrote [a series of articles] about, and this year it is hosted in Paris and we are joining the NL Space Delegation. Together we offer a strong position in the Dutch Space Industry, where 14 organisations work together to show the diversity and potential of the Dutch Space Industry. 

On the Tuesday afternoon September 20 between 15:30 and 16:30 hrs we will host an expert session on the NL Space Stand, specifically for young talent, about the upcoming Philab, together with ESA, LDE Universities and SGAC. Following this expert session you can network with the NL Space delegates and other organisations attending the NL Space Stand. You are welcome to join and contact us if you want to know more and for the entire programme visit iac.nlspace.nl 


Expert Session:  Fast tracking space related R&D towards commercialisation: Phi-lab & young talent meets NL Space

Time: 15:30 – 16:30 

Date: Tuesday September 20

Location: NL Space booth D1

 

Join our Phi-lab session to learn about the ESA Phi-lab initiative and share your view and ideas on how to create an optimal environment to fast track impactful (commercial) applications.

The Expert session will start with a welcome by the NL Space Campus Director Esther Peters, followed by an inspirational talk by Luca del Monte, head of the Industrial Policy and SME Division at ESA, where he provide a short introduction of the Philab-net plans. He will present the how and why of the Philab-net, what purpose it serves, and how you can benefit from such an enabling network in Europe.

After the presentation, we would like to hear your ideas, suggestions & questions for the Phi-lab at the NL Space Campus. Together with representatives of the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) and partners from the NL Space Campus community, we will be discussing the Phi-lab net approach and determine what is needed to create an optimal environment at the NL Space Campus to foster R&D fast tracking towards impactful applications. 


Who is this session for?

NL Space Campus supports the Philab-net approach. Any student, young graduate, PhD, startups, Young Professionals, SGAC Members and young (aspiring) entrepreneurs who want to connect to our network and get inspired on how this journey is facilitated should want to learn more about this appealing environment. 

 

What is a Phi-lab? 

A Philab delivers innovation ready for commercialisation with the ability to disrupt and transform markets. An “under-one-roof” approach with academia, research centres, national space centres, industry as well as intermediary entities such as ESA BICs, Technology Brokers, Accelerators, and private investors, including Venture Capital organisations has proven to be a good recipe. 

 

Preparing towards a successful Phi-lab

As NL Space Campus we strongly promote the entrepreneurial journey from inspiration, education, activation, (pre-)incubation, and startup towards scaleup. In close collaboration with the Space Generation Advisory Council and the ESA Young Graduate Trainees, as well as for instance the Leiden Delft Erasmus Universities student networks, we actively stay in contact with our ecosystem young potentials, many of which have inspiring and innovative ideas and are looking for market opportunities and support for their journey. 

 

A key ingredient to support the entrepreneurial journey is the environment being created at NL Space Campus. With facilities such as a Fablab, an AR/VR lab, a Small Antenna Test Facility, entrance to the GNSS Centre of Excellence, a Basecamp with meeting facilities, a community space, AIT facilities and office spaces the “under one roof” concept is put into practice. On the horizon are a small Concurrent Design Facility, an application software development lab, several PHD positions and (assistant) professorships. 

 

Triggered? Inspired? Come and visit us to learn more during the expert session.


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