25 November 2022


Using satelittes for commercial growth




Commercial utilization of space is poised to become a trillion Euro business in the next decade. An especially promising area of strong growth opportunities for Danish industry is the commercial utilization of satellite-based products and services: navigation, connectivity and remote sensing.

Under the headline “Using satellites for commercial growth” the first edition of the yearly recurring SPACE_DK conference will focus on the emerging opportunities for Danish industry in commercial use of satellites across industry sectors.

SPACE_DK 2022 will provide an overview of global commercial trends and opportunities, highlight successful examples of commercial satellite applications and show the way forward for Danish industry.


Date: 25 November 2022

Place: IDA Conference, Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen



09.00-10.00 Registration and breakfast

10.00-10.10 Welcome
IDA Space, ESA BIC Denmark & CenSec

10.10-10.30 The Space ambitions of the EU
Christel Schaldemose, MEP, Rapporteur of DSA

10.30-10.55 Commercializing space for a sustainable economy
Géraldine Naja, Director of Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement, European Space Agency

10.55-11.20 The future of Satellite Communications

11.20-11.40 Coffee Break

Theme 1: Emerging opportunities for Danish Industry in commercial use of satellites

11.40-12.00 EO and GNNS market trends and opportunities for supporting downstream commercialization in the EU Space Program – including CASSINI
Fiammetta Diani, Head of Marked, downstream and Innovation, EUSPA

12.00-12.20 Space for Business – ESA support for developing commercial satellite applications
Stefan Gustafsson, Dr. Commercialisation officer, ESA

12.20-12.30 Q&A

12.30-13.15 Lunch

Theme 2: International cooperation & new technological development

13.20-13.40 The Norwegian space sector – possibilities for transnational cooperation
Gunnar Heløe, Director, NIFRO

13.40-14.00 The UK’s National Space Strategy: One year on
Jo Hawley, Director for Space and Aerospace, UK Department for International Trade

14.00-14.15 Denmark’s first satellite operator – world’s first to offer AIS 2.0
Lars Moltsen, Co-founder and CEO at Sternula

14.15-14.30 3D Printing for Space Applications
Anders Bæk Hjermitslev, Project Manager, Technological Institute

14.30-14.45 Compliance – from requirement to verification
Susanne Otto, Senior Specialist, FORCE Technology

14.45-15.00 Coffee & cake

Theme: Satelittes in non-space sectors – support and case presentations

15.00-15.15 ESA Business Incubation Center Denmark (ESA BIC Denmark)
Sune Nordentoft Lauritsen, Manager ESA BIC Denmark

15.15-15.30 Satellite Earth Observation boost valid carbon capture investments
Simon Baker, Co-founder and CIO at Klimate.co

15.30-15.45 Solving global problems by using robotics harnessed with AI, EDGE computing and satellite services
Kenneth Richard Geipel, Co-founder and CEO at Robotto.ai

15.45-16.00 Bathymetry measurements and flood management by innovative drone, GNSS and sensor fusion
Alexander Rietz Vesterhauge, Founder and CEO at RotoWorks

16.00-17.00 Networking & reception


This event is part of an initiative co-financed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.