PLENARY 4: Innovative Solutions for Making Space Accessible and Affordable – Next Generation PE

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 17:45 – 18:45
Location: Guadalajara Hall 4,5,6,9&10

The participants will take centre-stage during the Next Generation Plenary and discuss innovative solutions for making space accessible and affordable to all countries – presenting their own research and suggesting bigger ideas for the space industry and space agencies. The panelists were selected through a global competitive process to identify the best world wide candidates and showcase the diversity of successful efforts in towards space accessibility and affordability through solutions with a new perspective. A team of IAF experts evaluated their proposals to score and select participants for the Plenary Event. The plenary will open with remarks by the moderator followed by presentations by the panelists covering their motivations for performing research in space vs. on Earth and discuss results and benefits of their research – not only for deep-space exploration but also for improving life on Earth. This plenary looks forward to a future when the panelists will be in the prime of their careers, executing the decisions of the day and ultimately driving the space community.

Moderator

David PARKER

Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency (ESA)

Netherlands (Holland, Europe)

Panelists

Elyka ABELLO

Electrical Power Supply Design Engineer, Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities

Venezuela

Kyle Acierno

Vice President for Global Sales, ispace, inc

Marek NOVÁK

Student researcher and medical entrepreneur, Student researcher and medical entrepreneur

Czech Republic

Sinead O'SULLIVAN

Sainsbury Management Fellow, Croatian Astronautical and Rocket Federation (HARS), Harvard Business School

Ireland

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