Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee (EIC)

Committee Members  


• Azam Shaghaghi

• Drescher Juergen

Federico Giulia

• Ferreira José

• Fischer Rolf-Dieter

• Fouquet Thomas

• Giulicchi Luisella


Gustetic Jennifer

• Hacker Jacob

• Harriet Brettle

• Hazane Philippe


KUNES Michal

La Bonté Lisa

• Lendway Elisabeth Zoi

• Lenoir Benjamin


• Medina José

• Mittal Anamol


• Olson Thomas


• Raposo Ana




SHAR Manny

• Stelmakh-Drescher Olga

• Stepanova Olga

• Tabasco Vargas Sergio

• Tchangole Thierry

• Tung Helen

• Wang Dapeng


• Onuki Misuzu

Objective/scope of the committee

The Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee (EIC), inaugurated in 2007, promotes dialogue among entrepreneurs, established companies, government, and academia, focusing on encouragement of economic innovation and attraction of private investment. By 2012, the Committee should be established as a recognised global clearinghouse for dialogue concerning these subjects. By 2027, the EIC should be generating ideas and inspiring initiatives in various regions around the world that concretely contribute to technology-driven economic growth.

Committee rules for membership applications and renewal

  • An EIC member submits a member-candidate’s name, along with a brief CV of the candidate, to the EIC chair.
  • The Chair will forward the name and CV to other EIC members.
  • Current EIC members will be given an appropriate amount of time to review and provide comment on the candidature.
  • At the end of the allotted time, the EIC Chair will call for an informal vote by the current members for acceptance of the candidate-member.
  • Results of the vote will be recorded and the appropriate letter will be sent to the candidate immediately afterward.

Symposiums/sessions at the iac

E 6: BUSINESS INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM (including technical Sessions E 6.1, E 6.2, E 6.3)

The symposium will address creative business approaches to serving government and private sector customers, as well as government options for encouraging this activity. The symposium will address the general role of government in encouraging space industry applications, new business models in traditional space industry applications (e.g. satellite-based services involving Earth observation, navigation and communications), and new space industry applications (e.g., space tourism, space-industrialisation, space resource utilisation).

Coordinator: Ken Davidian, Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST), United States Coordinator: Nancy C. Wolfson, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, United States

Technical meetings or events outside of the iac

EIC Meeting at IAF Spring Meetings in Paris, March 2013.

Studies undertaken by the committee

The Committee plans to be involved with a proposed IAA study entitled “Public/Private Human Access to Space – Volume 2: Earth Orbit and Beyond”.

Other committee activities

“Space Is Business” Paper-Writing Competition in conjunction with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).