22 - 24 October, 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day One: Monday, 22 October 2018

8:00 am - 8:25 am REGISTRATION AND MORNING REFRESHMENTS

8:25 am - 8:35 am SPEED NETWORKING SESSION

An interactive session that facilitates a quick exchange of business cards. Swap business cards and break the ice with your fellow participants to start making those valuable connections.

8:35 am - 8:40 am IQPC’S WELCOME REMARKS

8:40 am - 8:45 am CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME REMARKS

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Dr. Mohamed Al Junaibi

Executive Director of Space Sector
UAE Space Agency

9:00 am - 9:15 am KEYNOTE SPEECH: BEYOND THE MARS MISSION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR SPACE COMMERCIALISATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

9:15 am - 9:30 am KEYNOTE SPEECH: DRIVERLESS FUTURE – USING SPACE COMMERCIALISATION TO DRIVE HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY AMONGST THE PEOPLE

Initiatives to make UAE the smartest country using a combination of space data infrastructure, GIS mapping, autonomous driving, IoT to make mass transit modes such as trains, buses, marine transit modes and taxis, as well as private vehicles smarter.

SPACE FOR GOVERNMENT

  • Role of governments in creating space commercialisation opportunities
  • Leveraging space technologies across the commercial domain
  • Creating the knowledge capital across the younger generation to take up space research
  • Spacetech 4.0: Future business opportunities between the government and private players

Senior Representative

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UAE Space Agency

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Eng. Anwaar Al Shimmari

Director - Design Department & Chief Innovation Officer
UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development

Dr. Saleh bin Said Al Shidhani

Chairman
Oman Astronomical Society

Syeda Kanizul Fatima

Chief Knowledge Officer
Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority

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Grzegorz Brona

President
Polish Space Agency (POLSA)

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Pawel Ziemnicki

Managing Editor
Space 24

9:55 am - 10:00 am NEXT-GEN SPACE TECH TO AWARDS FELICITATE THE TOP 5 EMIRATI ENGINEERS, EXPERTS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO SPACE COMMERCIALISATION AND IMPROVING THE KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL OF THE UA

Dr. Mohamed Al Junaibi - Executive Director of Space Sector, UAE Space Agency
To be presented by:
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Dr. Mohamed Al Junaibi

Executive Director of Space Sector
UAE Space Agency

10:00 am - 10:30 am RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND VIP EXHIBITION TOUR, COFFEE BREAK

Dr. Mohamed Al Junaibi - Executive Director of Space Sector, UAE Space Agency
Presided by:
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Dr. Mohamed Al Junaibi

Executive Director of Space Sector
UAE Space Agency

10:30 am - 10:50 am SPECIAL SESSION: CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPACE COMMERCIALISATION ACTIVITIES

  • Generation data for advanced capabilities across television, internet, telephone and secure communications
  • High resolution space imaging: Critical geospatial situational awareness for commercial and government projects
  • Commercial space ventures – the risks, returns and the space in-between

ROCKET SCIENCE – AND ITS LOW GRAVITY CHAMPIONS

  • Low-gravity environments help specially programmed stem cells move towards becoming new heart muscle cells.
  • The first bioprinter to produce a beating patch of cardiac cells
  • Grafting capabilities on to a damaged heart
  • Two months in space in culture chamber, could produce transplantable patches
  • The reality bites - space-made heart patch could be ready for human trials by 2025
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Dr Kalthoom Al Blooshi

Director of Hospitals Department
UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention

11:10 am - 11:30 am SPACETECH SPOTLIGHT: EUROPEAN ROVER CHALLENGE (ERC): A GIANT LEAP TO THE SPACE SECTOR CAREER BY PARTICIPATING AT THE WORLD’S LARGEST SPACE ROBOTICS PROGRAMME

Łukasz Wilczyński - President of the Management Board, European Space Foundation
Piotr Weclewski - Chief Technology Officer, European Space Foundation
  • Integrated programme towards technological development specifically in a topic of space exploration and utilisation
  • Making university teams build robots to compete on extra terrestrially-inspired arena
  • ERC as a STEM popularisation model
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Łukasz Wilczyński

President of the Management Board
European Space Foundation

Piotr Weclewski

Chief Technology Officer
European Space Foundation

11:30 am - 11:50 am LOW GRAVITY ENVIRONMENTS ENABLING TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROWTH

  • The fibre-optic cables capable of transmitting more data than traditional silica fibre
  • Space maker – how low gravity helps reduce flaws and develop better product
  • Business plans and vision

11:50 am - 12:10 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND AMPLIFIED NETWORKING

SPACETECH 4.0 AND DEFENSE

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm SPACE TECHNOLOGIES 4.0: COMMERCIALISING SPACE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WORLD USING DATA CAPTURED FROM SPACE

Grzegorz Brona - President, Polish Space Agency (POLSA)
  • Satellite data processing, space trash tracking and space data mining
  • Developing the most advanced ground penetration systems in the world
  • Space downstream: Big data capture and dissemination using small satellites
  • Building a new multi mission platform for future constellations using an open hardware approach
  • Building the world’s largest earth observation data centre
  • Applications across town planning, surveillance, transport management
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Grzegorz Brona

President
Polish Space Agency (POLSA)

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm SPACE AND DEFENCE – COMMUNICATIONS, INTELLIGENCE AND SAFER CITIES

  • Defence and space – establishing leadership in the world of communications satellites
  • Tailoring solutions for the full range of capabilities and missions in a data obsessed world
  • Designing exceptionally reliable, high performance telecommunications satellites

12:50 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: INCREASED COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT COLLABORATION

Pawel Ziemnicki - Managing Editor Space 24
Grzegorz Brona - President, Polish Space Agency (POLSA)
  • What does increased cooperation mean for the launch systems and space industry
  • How will governments transition from large satellites to small/ distributed satellites
  • Will the transition help bring agility to government services?
  • Space reconnaissance with the armed forces
  • GIS mapping and real-time support for special forces and counter-terrorism missions
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Grzegorz Brona

President
Polish Space Agency (POLSA)

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Pawel Ziemnicki

Managing Editor
Space 24

SOFTWARE FOR SATELLITES

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm INTERNATIONAL TRAILBLAZER: SMALL-SATELLITE INDUSTRY AND THE DEMAND FOR OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

  • Bright lights – open-source software supporting ground test and mission operations
  • Beyond nanosats and cubesats – mission larger satellites

SPACE INVESTMENTS

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm INVESTMENTS IN SPACE

  • Public-private partnership
  • Mainstream and institutional interest in Space – what does that mean and what to expect
  • Where’s the alpha?
  • Commercial space ventures – the high, low and incentives in between
Showcasing the most creative global tech entrepreneurs, this pitch platform will demonstrate some of the most exciting investment opportunities through innovative new solutions. Each start-up will be given a ten minute slot to pitch their technologies and products to the audience who will then vote to decide the winner. The session is open for solution providers and innovators.

Startup 1: 15:30 – 15:40
Startup 2: 15:40 – 15:50
Startup 3: 15:50 – 16:00
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Inna Ouvarova

Coordinator of PW-Sat2 - Warsaw Institute of Technology
Students Space Association, Poland

3:40 pm - 3:50 pm AUDIENCE POLL AND WINNER SPACE STARTUP CHAMPION

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm CLOSE OF DAY ONE AND NETWORKING EVENING

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles,
speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.