The Space Forum brings together representatives of Europe's Space Clusters and Tech Valleys, informal investors, satellite operators and suppliers to the satellite launching industry, and land stations. Under the title 'Space Meets Digital', the event is being held at the same time as the ICT Spring event, which is one of the biggest conferences on ICT in Europe, on 10 and 11 May 2016.
More than 100 speakers, 6,000 entrepreneurs, investors and decision-makers from 70 different countries will be meeting at the European Conference Center Luxembourg (Luxembourg-Kirchberg) to discuss information and communication technologies (ICT). At the Space Forum, participants will more particularly be exploring the links between the space industry and ICT. The conference will bring together representatives of a number of innovative sectors of the economy - information technology, space technologies, FinTech, the digital media, and start-ups - with the aim of exploring how the space industry and ICT can get together and be of mutual advantage to each other.
At the heart of the conference will be the opportunities for development and innovation made possible by the evolution of space technologies, i.e. how this evolution may be of benefit to existing sectors, such as the media, the 'Internet of Things', mobility, connectivity, security, climate, terrestrial observation, etc. The conference will also be looking at a recently launched Government initiative: the creation of a legal framework for Space Mining, i.e. the exploitation of resources mined on 'Near Earth Objects'.
The Space Forum is an event organised as part of the 2016 ICT Spring.
(article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)