23-25 June 2015 “Global Space Innovation Conference” Munich, Germany

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GLOBAL SPACE INNOVATION CONFERENCE (GLIC 2015)

“From Government Programs to Entrepreneurial Actions”

23 – 25 JUNE 2015, MUNICH, GERMANY.

GLIC 2015 is co-organized by the IAF, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology. The conference venue will be the famous Munich Residence Palace.

The conference is the latest in the IAF’s highly successful thematic “Global Series”, which began with the Global Lunar Conference (GLUC) in 2010 (Beijing, China), followed by the Global Exploration Conference (GLEX) in 2012 (Washington, US), and the Global Space Applications Conference (GLAC) in 2014 (Paris, France).

The primary goal of the Global Space Innovation Conference (GLIC 2015) is to provide to governments, space agencies, industries and entrepreneurs a high-level forum for exchange of experiences in innovation management and technology transfer. GLIC 2015 will be an exclusive networking event that highlights, investigates and discusses the key factors that enable successful space industry innovation and technology transfer to entrepreneurs. The conference will feature prominent individuals from the international space field as speakers and panelists discussing the major influencing dimensions of entrepreneurship and new venture creation.

GLIC 2015 will feature an exhibition, keynote speeches including a CTO conversation, and six thematic plenary panel sessions:

Panel 1. The View from Entrepreneurs

Panel 2. Socioeconomic Environment for Entrepreneurs

Panel 3. Entrepreneurial Education and Training

Panel 4. Non-Financial Assistance for Venture Creation

Panel 5. Financial Support for Venture Creation

Panel 6: Policies and Laws for Entrepreneurship

A ‘Results and Recommendations’ session will summarise the findings of the panels. There will also be networking and side events during the 3-day programme, including a ‘Space Up’ event for young professionals and students.

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.