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Space for Business

03.03.2020 | 12:30-15:30


Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 12.30 – 15.30

Joki Visitor and Innovation Centre, Lemminkäisenkatu 12 B,

Space-enabled business is growing rapidly in Finland. Traditional sectors such as shipping industry are transforming with help of the satellite infrastructure. Newcomers are no longer rocket scientists, but data scientists, who build data driven solutions with deep understanding about customer needs.

Interested? Welcome to hear from Cloud Asset, Terramonitor and Zero Gravity how they have entered the space business. You will learn about technologies developed in VTT that are relevant for the autonomous systems and situational awareness. In the event different funding opportunities offered by European Space Agency are introduced. Event is organized together with BalticSatApps, funded by European Union (European Regional Development Fund).


This event launches the SpaceUp Acceleration Program, where future astropreneurs will be born! Event is part of the TechTurku Week.



12.30–13.00  Registration and coffee

13.00–13.05  Opening words: Timo Huttunen, Turku Science Park Ltd

13.05–13.25  Space to Surface. New world mega scale use cases: Hasan Malik, Cloud Asset Ltd

13.25–13.45  Smart city applications of earth observation data: Olga Bodet, Zero Gravity Ltd

13.45–14.05  Space data as a service – how to utilise the satellite-based data: Joni Norppa, Terramonitor

14.05–14.25  Spacetech in VTT, Tuomas Korpela, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

14.25–14.40  Funding for space startups: Kimmo Isbjörnssund, ESA BIC Finland

14.40–15.00  Boosting space business on both sides of the Kvarken: Johanna Haveri, University of Vaasa and Jari Ratilainen, Design Centre MUOVA, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences and West Coast Startup

15.00–15.15  ESA Business Applications program: Miranda Saarentaus, Geowise Ltd

15.15–15.30  Discussion and closing of the event


15.30 –> After the break: SpaceUp Acceleration Program KickOff (the approved teams will participate).

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