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SAVE THE DATE ONLY - 2nd Luxembourg-Poland Business Conference: Luxembourg-Poland Partnership in Space Business, Thursday, 5 December 2019

Published Thursday October 17 2019

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2nd Luxembourg-Poland Business Conference:

Luxembourg-Poland Partnership in Space Business

Thursday, 5 December 2019

9:00-15:00

Embassy of Luxembourg in Warsaw

 

 

 

Further information: Mrs. Katarzyna Stanczew( Katarzyna.Stanczew@mae.etat.lu )

 

This conference is organized by the Luxembourg-Poland Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) in cooperation with the Embassy of The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Poland, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Luxembourg and the Polish-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (PLIG).

 

On 12 October 2018, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Republic of Poland signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start bilateral cooperation on space activities with particular focus on the exploration and utilization of space resources. The signatories were the Luxembourg Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, Mr. Étienne Schneider, and the Polish Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Mrs. Jadwiga Emilewicz.

 

The aim of the conference is to review the state of bilateral cooperation and to bring together companies and experts from the space industry, as well as from the finance and public sectors from Luxembourg and Poland in order to discuss issues related to the development of the space technology as a long-term activity, which however has potential of a short-term implementation in the marketplace. It will be a great opportunity for Luxembourg and Polish actors from the space sector to exchange their views and experiences and to find partners for cooperation.

 

Provisional Agenda of the Conference

 

1. Introduction: 9:00-9:30

 

Short welcome speeches as well as short keynote speeches by Luxembourg and Polish guests of honour.

 

2. Science and Technology Panel: 09:30-11:00

 

The future technologies enabling deep space exploration, in-situ resources utilization and colonization of Moon and Mars have a long way to go before they can be implemented practically. In the meantime, pertinent R&D requires significant financial resources. The panelists will examine the ways of technology implementation into current markets with a vision to future developments.

 

3. Strategy and Investment Panel: 11:15-12:45

 

The panel will examine  the roles of state investment, agile private R&D investors as well as venture capital. Discussions will focus on questions such as funding opportunities, compliance with country interests vs. market dynamics demand. Funding opportunities for startups will be illustrated with examples from Luxembourg and USA.

 

4. Networking Buffet Lunch: 12:45 - 15:00

 

 

 

 

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