On Thursday 18 November Spaceport Norway came to the "Ocean Capital" Bergen for the first time. On the program we had earth observation and ocean specialists from European Space Agency, start-ups working with space data and sustainable shrimp farming from Bergen, investors and of course the future of small launchers, our industry sponsor ISAR Aerospace from Germany. But our main reason to come to Bergen was the newly launched and ambitious organisation and brand, Clara Venture Labs.
Last night we had our Spaceport Norway The Life Sessions #3, at the startup & entrereneur hub in Stavanger, Innovation Dock.Space technology and infrastructure is always a hard sell in the oil & gas capital of Norway, but 40 excellent people found their way to Innovation Dock this evening, many of them from organisations that are shaping the future of industry in Norway, Equinor included.
Yesterday we kicked off the second of Spaceport Norway 2021: The Life Sessions, at the startup-hub DIGS in Trondheim.119 had registered for the event before we shut down the ticket sales, 15 of them attended the event from a computer screen.Our working title for the session in Trondheim, was "Technology & Talent", and that is what we got!
The first of five The Life Sessions in Oslo was a success! Lots of people found their way to the event, enjoying a strong line-up with speakers from ISAR Aerospace, European Space Agency, NASA JPL, Prototech, Ntention, IDEAS and got to meet an comic book artist, working with science and history as his platform.
For the events this year, that starts in Oslo next week, we are fortunate to have one dedicated sponsor for each site, based on context and relevance in the program for The Life Sessions.
One of the most innovative and fastest moving launch companies in the world right now, is ISAR Aerospace. As some of you might have noticed, they have signed a long term contract with the new base for launch of small satellites at Andøya - and will become a key player and partner for many companies in and outside of Norway going forward.
Spaceport Norway´s first website was published in 2016, and since then only minor adjustments have been made, more or less driving new content. Until now.