30 November 2010. The recently established International Institute of Space Commerce (IISC) held its second workshop on “Space Solutions: Practical Applications for Governments and Markets” on the Isle of Man with participation of ESPI presenting recent research on space commerce in the European Space Policy.
The International Institute of Space Commerce (IISC), has been established in 2008 on the Isle of Man through a partnership between the International Space University (ISU) and the Manx Government. Its goal is “to become the leading think-tank in the study of the economics of space. It is intended to be the intellectual home for the industry and space academia around the world for which it shall perform studies, evaluations and provide services to all interested parties with the ultimate aim to promote and enhance world’s space commerce to the general public”, as it is laid down in its mission statement. Its location on the Isle of Man shall demonstrate the successful approach by the local government to attract space business through innovative support mechanisms.
The second workshop of IISC on “Space Solutions: Practical Applications for Governments and Markets” (download programme here) was held on 30 November 2010 on the Isle of Man. ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl was invited to speak on Space Commerce in the European Space Policy (download presentation, co-authored by former ESPI Associate Fellow Christophe Venet, here). Cooperation between ESPI and IISC has been initiated by IISC’s Director Walter Peeters, who is at the same time Dean of ISU, and who has already been participating in a number of ESPI activities including a contribution to the Yearbook on Space Policy 2008/2009.
From left: Robert Waters (UK Space Agency), Kai-Uwe Schrogl (ESPI), Steven Quayle (Cains), Ian Jarritt (ManSat)