Our story in brief

2016: Announcing Spaceport Norway at IAC 2016

Guadalajara, Mexico

Kindly invited and supported by International Astronautical Federation, Spaceport Norway was announced  for 500+ people at the Global Business Forum at IAC 2016.

A new business oriented conference, positioning space technology, infrastructure and services as a platform for sustainability, business development and innovation, was our mission.

The feedback from the audience was great – countdown for our first conference started.

Ole Dokka launching Spaceport Norway at IAC 2016 in Mexico

2017: SDGs, Earth observation & AI

Stavanger, Norway

The first Spaceport Norway business conference and expo was arranged. Focus on sustainable development goals, earth observation and digitalisation. Creative business workshops.
Copernicus Awards and the first Spaceport Norway Award.

Attendance, positive feedback and great support from ESA, NASA, UNOOSA, Norwegian Space Centre and many others. 184 delegates from 15 countries. Lift off!


2018: Ocean X Space

Stavanger, Norway

Announced Number Two at IAC 2017 in Adelaide, again kindly supported by International Astronautical Federation.
Maritime & space synergies and dependencies. Satellite infrastructure and autonomous ships. Business and innovation workshops.
ESA BA Awards, Copernicus Awards and the second Spaceport Norway Award.

Excellent partnership with European Space Agency Business Applications and Norwegian Space Centre.
Epic opening reception on the fjords.

256 delegates from 21 countries and close to 1000 young students got to meet and be inspired by the astronaut Paolo Nespoli!
Close to the Karman line…


2019: New theme - new city - new venue

Trondheim, Norway

We left Stavanger and arranged the third Spaceport Norway conference  at Clarion Hotel & Congress in Trondheim – the third largest city in Norway and home of many major technology companies, a fast growing tech startup-scene, cutting edge research institutions and over 30.000 students!

The program focused on RESOURCES. How we can extract, use and manage them better and in a more sustainable way. On earth….and on other celestial bodies.

Robots, drones and rovers. Sensors and big data analytics. Waterless processing and efficient energy management. Artificial intelligence and remote & autonomous operations. Harsh environments from deep sea to outer space. We are going back to the moon – to stay. We need robust solutions!

It was the most successful Spaceport Norway conference to date, much thanks to over 70 sponsored students that brought dynamics and energy to the arena, the new and progressive start-ups, the great support from Norwegian Space Agency, European Space Agency, our sponsors and all our great speakers.

Over 290 delegates participated  in Spaceport Norway 2019, 60% of them from outside of Norway.

You can take a look at the 2019 program here.


2020: Finally in Oslo!
But then the pandemic hit us...

Oslo, Norway

After a successful third year, we were getting ready to finally come to Oslo. Sponsors were on board, the first tickets got really early, the program development was in good progress…then Covid-19 happened. We could not move forward.

We were forced to postpone* the next planned major event two times.

*All sponsor packages and tickets for 2020 will be valid for the next major Spaceport Norway event, planned in 2022

Spaceport Norway life
The life theme was developed for Spaceport Norway 2020


2021: The Life Sessions - five events in five locations in Norway.

Oslo - Trondheim - Andøya - Bergen - Stavanger

After Covid comes life! We are finally ready to resurface with a series of events, new concepts, new venues and more industry support than ever before!
Read more about our sponsors making everything possible here.
Read more about The Life Sessions here.