14 May 2017. The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) is currently organizing its 11th Autumn Conference on “Innovation in the New Space Economy” which will take place in ESPI on 12-13 September 2017. The Autumn Conference is a yearly ESPI event where policy and industry stakeholders in the space sector come together to discuss issues that affect Europe and the rest of the world.

 ESPI and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have collaborated in the production of this year’s conference to discuss the evolution of the sector in light of the new roles adopted by government, space agencies, and the space industry. Additional focus will be placed on the process of innovation and its drivers in the space ecosystem, and on long-term perspectives for the space economy leading into 2050.

The eleventh Autumn Conference will be a two-day event and will cover the following three sessions: 1) The State of the Art of the Space Economy; 2) Space and Innovation; and 3) Long Term Perspectives for the Space Economy. These sessions aim to bring a clear view on the subject and will include related discussions to stimulate a debate among conference participants. Participants to the Conference include stakeholders from the Public and Industry domains. Download programme here.