Topic 7

Newspace, Space Business

 13 October 2020 16:30 - 19:00 CET

NewSpace, a new way to do business in space

NewSpace is a global industry of private and public companies seeking to profit from innovative products or services developed for or in space, that primarily targets commercial customers and are backed by risk capital seeking a return. (NewSpace Global)

The NewSpace industry is not only defined by rapid inventions, lower costs, and rideshare, but also commercially available parts and incremental development. The barriers to access space technologies are being reduced and this is the core of this revolution/evolution, together with the innovations in computer sciences such as cloud computing and machine learning. (GeospatialWorld)

  • What is covered by the concept of NewSpace

  • How to adapt classical technologies to the NewSpace constraints


Opportunities for young entrepreneurs in the New Space Economy


Walter Peeters

Professor in Space Business and Management, International Space University (ISU), President emeritus of ISU

Prof. Walter Peeters is the President-Emeritus of the International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France and Full Professor in Space Business and Management at the University. In his career he initially covered management positions in the construction and petrochemical industries, joining in 1983 the European Space Agency (ESA) where he was in charge of project control functions and became Head of the Coordination Office of the European Astronaut Center in Cologne. He joined ISU in 2000 as professor, nominated Dean in 2005 and became President in 2011, then President Emeritus since 2018. He was also founding director of the International Institute of Space Commerce. He advised government organizations (Estonia, Australia, Ireland, Oman) on space activities and creation of national space agencies. He is a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics, and Knight in Legion of Honor (Légion d’Honneur) in France. He obtained bachelor degrees in engineering and applied economics (Catholic University of Louvain), a Master of Business Administration (Louvain, Cornell University) and a Ph.D. in Industrial Organization (TU Delft, the Netherlands). He authored 90 articles on incentive contracting, project management and space commercialization, the book Space Marketing (Kluwer, 2000) and an IAA Report on Suborbital Spaceflight (IAA, 2014), currently conducting research on New Space Economy.

The best of both worlds: matured technologies and new business models

Guerric de Crombrugghe

PhD, Deputy General Manager of ScanWorld

Guerric is the deputy general manager of ScanWorld, a start-up tackling the issues of food security and resources management in agriculture and forestry with a fleet of small satellites. He holds a PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Queensland, in Australia. Before that, he also obtained degrees from the Louvain School of Engineering, the von Karman Institute, and the International Space University. He worked for different aerospace companies, including SpaceTec Partners, Antwerp Space, and SABCA.​

VEOWARE, SpaceTech Scalable by Design


Julien Tallineau

CEO, Veoware Space

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of VEOWARE SPACE, Julien is an Entrepreneur, Engineer and Business Developer with experience in successfully structuring new space businesses, validating customer need, and offering satellite platform and equipment products and services on international markets. Physics civil engineer from education with a specialization in aerospace engineering (Liège University), Julien is also

Ground to space for space or ground to space for ground: two methods generating profits with innovative space developments.

Oliver Dupont

CEO, lambda-x

Olivier Dupont, PhD, is the CEO of Lambda-X S.A. The first part of his career, 1985-2020, was academic. During that period, he worked in the Microgravity Research Center, a laboratory of the polytechnic school of ULB where he was involved in the development of various microgravity experiments onboard sounding rockets and the Spacelab D2 Mission. In parallel with the scientific research, he develops as project manager, optical equipment for space and industrial applications. In 1996, he founded with two partners, Lambda-X who designs, develops and manufactures imaging and metrology optical systems.      


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