The first ever Start Space-event culminated with a glamorous banquet in Trodnheim last night.
Over 240 students took part in the event, supported by industry players like KSAT, Andøya Space, Nammo, Kjeller Innovation, Norwegian Space Agency and of course Spaceport Norway.
Start Space 2022 is developed and organised by Start NTNU and Space NTNU - two dynamic and energetic student organisations that has done a fantastic job putting this together.
Two 24 hour case competitions was the core of the event, the cases coming from Andøya Space and Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
According to the jurors, represented by Kalind Cory Carpenter (NASA JPL) and Jose Miguel Gonzales (Andøya Space), the level of the solutions developed by the students in just 24 hours - was high.
It was not easy to choose a winner, but it had to be done - and two very talented winning teams came out on top.
Spaceport Norway has from the very beginning been supporter of young talent to the growing space industry, and we will continue on that mission.
We aim to inspire as many as possible in all our activities, and give them the opportunity to meet and network with world leading space companies and space specialist at our conferences.
We are thrilled to give each of the teams free tickets to our next big conference in Oslo, Spaceport Norway 2022, 25-26 October, at the Old Library.
We look forward to meet them this fall, and will also give them exhibition space, if they have something to show to the space world.
The Start Space 2022 event also included a technical exhibition and of course the great finale - the banquet.
The energy and the positive vibe last night, showed the the qualitities of the very special student community that have been cultivated by the students at NTNU in Trondheim.
It is unique and is hopefully a source of inspiration for other students at other universities, in and outside of Norway.
The high level of engagement also shows the growing interest for space technology, infrastructure and services in Norway now - the future is full of challenges we have to solve,
but the future is also full of talent to attack those challenges - on and off earth.
NOTE: Price goes up on all ticket packages 1 March, if you want to save 50% off the full price, you can find your ticket here.
We will soon announce our new sponsors - we are accepting new sponsors for Spaceport Norway 2022 until 9 May 2022 - reach out to explore the opportunities we can create together.