Published on November 14, 2019

Tuesday IAC 2019 09 GNF : Singapore Regional vision to co create, build capacity, and expand space

The presentation will showcase Singapore’s efforts and vision to contribute to the global space community by continuously building on key regional partnerships with emerging Asian space economies and international collaborations with other vested industry stakeholders.

As Singapore’s space industry grows exponentially, we offer a thriving and advanced eco-system to nurture key growth across developments in satellite, telecommunications, rocket or block chain for space companies or space tech startups. The Global Space and Technology Convention, organized by SSTA and held annually in Singapore, is Asia’s premier space tech platform for the region to convene and highlight how space technology will shape the future of space. It is also an ideal platform to connect with the rapidly developing space industry and explore Asian opportunities.

Developed in consultation with some of our key partners, other projects (e.g. HADR Challenge) revolve around technical or product developments to solve the growing space market needs or tapping onto space technologies to innovate and create new applications for business sectors outside of space, such as in finance, growing data-driven industries, agriculture, tele-medicine, human disaster relief management etc.

Singapore also actively cultivates and nurtures talent pool in STEM by providing opportunities to work in the space industry for its’ population. The local institutes of higher learning offer diplomas in aerospace engineering and aerospace electronics. Dedicated efforts such as a real-world aircraft hangar in Singapore Polytechnic offers industry partnerships for students from various engineering courses to interact and work together.

SSTA also organizes the annual Singapore Space Challenge, a technical design competition to stimulate interest in space related topics and challenge global student teams to leverage on space technology, design space-related projects and deal with real world challenges, including disasters. One thousand youths have participated in this event since its inception in 2007.