Space Needs Everyone’s Ideas! Prizes and Challenges in the Space Sector

Time: 13:15-14:45
Room: CCB Oslo
Format: Panel Discussion

Organizers

Ademir VROLIJK

PhD Candidate, The George Washington University

Zoe SZAJNFARBER

Associate Professor, The George Washington University

Space Needs Everyone’s Ideas! Prizes and Challenges in the Space

“No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.” Prizes and challenges provide a way for space agencies to leverage great ideas from the public in order to broaden participation and bridge technology gaps. This panel will feature experts from NASA, ESA, and academia discussing successes and lessons learned on how organizations can best use these open innovation tools, and how individuals can find exciting opportunities to participate.

Speakers

Jason CRUSAN

Advanced Exploration Systems Division Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Jennifer GUSTETIC

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR/STTR) Program Executive, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Leopold SUMMERER

Advanced Concepts Team Head, European Space Agency (ESA)

Zoe SZAJNFARBER

Advanced Concepts Team Head, European Space Agency (ESA), The George Washington University

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