Global Space Innovation Conference

Global Space Innovation Conference Global Space Innovation Conference
  • Contact

    Giulia Maria Berardi
    International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
    94bis Avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris, France
    phone: +33145674260

  • Keywords

    startup, innovation, DLR, ESA, IAF

  • Registration costs

    110 - 620 EUR

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GLIC 2015 is co-organized by the IAF, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology. The conference venue will be the famous Munich Residence Palace.

The conference is the latest in the IAF’s highly successful thematic “Global Series”, which began with the Global Lunar Conference (GLUC) in 2010 (Beijing, China), followed by the Global Exploration Conference (GLEX) in 2012 (Washington, US), and the Global Space Applications Conference (GLAC) in 2014 (Paris, France).

The primary goal of the Global Space Innovation Conference (GLIC 2015) is to provide to governments, space agencies, industries and entrepreneurs a high-level forum for exchange of experiences in innovation management and technology transfer. GLIC 2015 will be an exclusive networking event that highlights, investigates and discusses the key factors that enable successful space industry innovation and technology transfer to entrepreneurs. The conference will feature prominent individuals from the international space field as speakers and panelists discussing the major influencing dimensions of entrepreneurship and new venture creation.


PRESS Release  ( Wednesday, 24 June 2015 )

GLIC 2015: How to get a world-wide approach to innovation?

  • Panel 2: Socioeconomic Environment for Entrepreneurs
  • Panel 3: Entrepreneurial Education and Training

The Global Space Innovation Conference – GLIC 2015, Munich, 23-25 June 2015, co-organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology will welcome experienced entrepreneurs during Panel 2 and Panel 3 where the subjects of socioeconomic environment for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial education and training will be analyzed and discussed with the audience.

Mr. Ken Davidian, AST Director of Research and Program Manager at FAA‘s Office of Commercial Space Transportation will lead the Panel 2 which will focus on sociological and economic conditions influencing the propensity to enterprise and foster innovation and entrepreneurship. Some prominent panelists such as, Dr. Gale Allen, Deputy Chief Scientist at NASA, Dr. Dmitry Payson, Director of Research and Analysis Center at United Rocket and Space Corp. and Ms. Claire Jolly, Head of OECD Space Forum will offer an interesting and uncommon discussion for the global space industry audience; The discussion will center on the economic factors that differ around the world and also the historic and current attitudes toward commerce.

The Panel 3, moderated by Dr. Michael K. Simpson, Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation and former President of the International Space University, will focus on the ability to enterprise as influenced by and directly related to entrepreneurial and business skills.

Among the panelists will be present Prof. Alessandro Golkar, Associate Director of SkolTech, Prof. Scott Hubbard, Director of Stanford Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation and Prof. Walter Peeters, President of the International Space University (ISU) and Director of the International Institute of Space Commerce. This panel focuses on different approaches and topics of business training, reflecting a society’s unique views, constraints, and requirements. Can some techniques and topics be used world-wide?

If you are eager to look deeper into the enthralling world of entrepreneurship with high level speakers who will give you key information to succeed in this profession, please register by writing an email to

More details on GLIC 2015 final programme are available here.



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