Europlanet Science Congress 2022
Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Spain
18 – 23 September 2022
Europlanet Science Congress 2022
Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Spain
18 September – 23 September 2022

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The Europlanet Policy & Industry Session is taking place in September 22, at the Europlanet Science Congress EPSC2022, on the theme:

Working with Europe's Planetary Exploration programme to fuel innovation, growth and competitiveness in Europe's space ecosystem (Research, Education and Commercial).

The Session aims to foster a debate on the future of planetary and space research in Europe, focusing on:
• the essential role of space as a strategic asset for Europe, in the landscape of planetary research
• how Europe’s planetary exploration program could drive innovation and competitiveness and impact society
• successful industry-academia collaborations and the associated benefits
This high-level event will feature short interventions and a panel discussion with the participation of policymakers, MEPs, and industry representatives, as well as, the Policy and Industry Officers of the Europlanet Society Regional Hubs.

Public information:

Session 1: Views from the Hubs (10:00 ot 11:30)

Chair: Marcell Tessenyi

  • Industry and Policy teams: Session welcome and Europlanet Industry/policy overview
  • Didier Moreau: What is the role for Europlanet on the future of European space industrial landscape?
  • Severine Robert: Reaching policy makers in the Benelux hub
  • Akos Kereszturi: Involve companies in next missions - experiences in Hungary
  • Jonathan Merisson: Perspectives of working with industry from the Northern European Hub
  • Harri Hauka: Northern European hub views on the planetary exploration programme focusing on the research, education and commercial aspects
  • Eleni Chatzichristou: Academia-Industry collaborations in the space sector and the new Hellenic Space Center
  • Elena Benedetto: The Swiss PlanetS Technology and Innovation Platform
  • Andrés Catalán: Spanish R&D initiatives in space and the opportunity of the new Spanish Space Agency

Coffee Break (11:30 to 12:00)

Session 2: Panel discussion (12:00 to 13:30)

Chair: Nigel Mason

Block 1

  • MEP Niklas Nienass (European Parliament): Advancing awareness: The importance of space research and programmes
  • Guenther Hasinger (European Space Agency):  Scientific and technological leadership from ESA's scientific programme
  • Fabio Favata (European Space Agency): Challenges in funding a European space science programme
  • Gernot Groemer (Austrian Space Forum):  Space as a strategic asset for Europe
  • Eleni Chatzichristou (European Research Council Executive Agency):  Funding space research in Europe - the ERC perspective
  • Dominique Tilmanns (Eurisy): We must get off the beaten track!
  • Questions Block 1

Block 2 -discussion

  • Cecilia Hernandez (Centro para el Desarollo Tecnologico Industrial)
  • Juan Francisco Martin-Albo (Airbus Defence and Space)
  • Higinio Alavés (EMXYS)
  • Guillem Anglada-Escude (IEEC Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia):  Planetary exploration and human settlements beyond Earth as a driving force for innovation
  • Questions Block 2

 
Marcell Tessenyi (BSSL) and Jeronimo Bernard-Salas (ACRI-ST):
Session wrap-up
 

Conveners: Eleni Chatzichristou, Marcell Tessenyi, Jeronimo Bernard-Salas
Thu, 22 Sep, 10:00–13:30 (CEST)|Room Splinter Sala de Prensa
Public information:

Session 1: Views from the Hubs (10:00 ot 11:30)

Chair: Marcell Tessenyi

  • Industry and Policy teams: Session welcome and Europlanet Industry/policy overview
  • Didier Moreau: What is the role for Europlanet on the future of European space industrial landscape?
  • Severine Robert: Reaching policy makers in the Benelux hub
  • Akos Kereszturi: Involve companies in next missions - experiences in Hungary
  • Jonathan Merisson: Perspectives of working with industry from the Northern European Hub
  • Harri Hauka: Northern European hub views on the planetary exploration programme focusing on the research, education and commercial aspects
  • Eleni Chatzichristou: Academia-Industry collaborations in the space sector and the new Hellenic Space Center
  • Elena Benedetto: The Swiss PlanetS Technology and Innovation Platform
  • Andrés Catalán: Spanish R&D initiatives in space and the opportunity of the new Spanish Space Agency

Coffee Break (11:30 to 12:00)

Session 2: Panel discussion (12:00 to 13:30)

Chair: Nigel Mason

Block 1

  • MEP Niklas Nienass (European Parliament): Advancing awareness: The importance of space research and programmes
  • Guenther Hasinger (European Space Agency):  Scientific and technological leadership from ESA's scientific programme
  • Fabio Favata (European Space Agency): Challenges in funding a European space science programme
  • Gernot Groemer (Austrian Space Forum):  Space as a strategic asset for Europe
  • Eleni Chatzichristou (European Research Council Executive Agency):  Funding space research in Europe - the ERC perspective
  • Dominique Tilmanns (Eurisy): We must get off the beaten track!
  • Questions Block 1

Block 2 -discussion

  • Cecilia Hernandez (Centro para el Desarollo Tecnologico Industrial)
  • Juan Francisco Martin-Albo (Airbus Defence and Space)
  • Higinio Alavés (EMXYS)
  • Guillem Anglada-Escude (IEEC Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia):  Planetary exploration and human settlements beyond Earth as a driving force for innovation
  • Questions Block 2

 
Marcell Tessenyi (BSSL) and Jeronimo Bernard-Salas (ACRI-ST):
Session wrap-up
 

Session assets

Discussion on Slack

Speakers

  • Didier Moreau, Royal Belgian Institute for Sapce Aeronomy, Belgium
  • Eleni Chatzichristou, European Institute of Law Science and Technology, Greece
  • Akos Kereszturi, CSFK, Hungary
  • Jonathan Merrison, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Harri Haukka, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
  • Andres Catalan
  • Niklas Nienass
  • Günther Hasinger, ESA, Spain
  • Dominique Tilmans