28–29 September 2022 ESA Event

Programme ISD 2022

Day 1



09:30 – 09:50 (CEST)

Opening keynote: “Strengthening European industry through CM22”

Josef Aschbacher, ESA Director General

09:55 – 10:15 (CEST)

TEC programmes and future opportunities in view of ESA’s Ministerial Council 2022

Torben Henriksen, ESA Acting Director of Technology, Engineering & Quality + ESTEC Head of Establishment

10:20 – 10:40 (CEST)

ESA’s Space Commercialisation activities and the Scale Up programme

Géraldine Naja, ESA Director of Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement

10:45 – 11:05 (CEST)

Earth Observation Programme Proposal Package for CM22

Simonetta Cheli, ESA Director of Earth Observation Programmes

11:10 – 11:30 (CEST)

European leadership in Space Science and Technology

Günther Hasinger, ESA Director of Science

11:35 – 11:55 (CEST)

Satellite Navigation industrial opportunities

Francisco-Javier Benedicto-Ruiz, ESA Director of Navigation

12:00 – 12:20 (CEST)

Mission Operations and Space Safety opportunities after CM22

Rolf Densing, ESA Director of Operations

12:25 – 12:45 (CEST)

The European Space Accelerators

Graham Turnock, ESA Special Advisor, Directorate of European, Legal & International Matters

14:30 – 14:50 (CEST)

How to collaborate with TEC Laboratories and Testing Facilities

Sergio Fernandez, ESA, TEC Laboratories and Test Facilities Coordinator

14:55 – 15:40 (CEST)

Panel 1: Leveraging public-public and public private collaboration to support space commercialisation and financing

EC, EIF, EIC, EUSPA, Moderator Gianluigi Baldesi

15:45 – 16:30 (CEST)

Panel 2: Investments in Space in times of Economic Downturn

Private Investors, Moderator Luca del Monte

16:35 – 17:20 (CEST)

Panel 3: ESA and New Space – Facilitating the growth and maturation of the New Space Sector

NewSpace companies, Moderator Géraldine Naja

Further elements will be added in the coming months

Day 1


Parallel sessions

09:30 – 17:30 (CEST)

B2B meetings

14:30 – 16:30 (CEST)

SME4Space seminar: “11 years of supporting SMEs in Europe’s space industry”


17:30 – 19:00 (CEST)

Networking drinks

ISD event area, ESTEC

Day 2



09:00 – 09:25 (CEST)

SME and start-up role in disrupting the space market through breakthrough innovation

Stella Tkatchova, Programme Manager for Space, European Innovation Council

09:30 – 09:50 (CEST)

CASSINI Matchmaking – connecting startups, scale-ups and SMEs with corporates and investors

Karina Wardak Flügel, Project Manager, Cassini Matchmaking team

09:55 – 10:15 (CEST)

TIA programmes and opportunities

Elodie Viau, ESA Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications

10:20 – 10:40 (CEST)

Space downstream opportunities for sustainability and SDGs

Rita Rinaldo, ESA, Directorate of Telecommunications & Integrated Applications, Head of Projects & Studies Implementation Division

10:45 – 11:05 (CEST)

Lunar economy and services

Antonio Rodenas, Directorate of Telecommunications & Integrated Applications, Application Engineer

11:10 – 11:30 (CEST)

Downstream Applications of Space and Disruptive Technologies

Christopher Frost-Tesfaye, ESA, Directorate of Telecommunications & Integrated Applications, Business Applications Officer

11:35 – 11:55 (CEST)

HRE programmes and opportunities

David Parker, ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration

12:00 – 12:20 (CEST)

HRE Commercialisation and Innovation

Bernhard Hufenbach, ESA, Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration, Commercialisation & Innovation Team Leader

12:25 – 12:45 (CEST)

Commercialisation in Operations – Needs and Support

Simon Plum, ESA, Directorate of Operations, Head of the Mission Operations Department

12:50 – 13:10 (CEST)

Opportunities in Space Safety Period 2

Holger Krag, ESA, Directorate of Operations, Head of the Space Safety Programme Office

13:15 – 13:35 (CEST)

Innovation in Operations ground systems engineering

Jean-Christophe Berton, ESA, Directorate of Operations, Management and Technical Support Officer + Artur Palowski, ESA Innovation Officer

13:40 – 14:00 (CEST)

Discovery, Preparation & Technology Development Elements and ESA’s General Support Technology Programme

Olivier Perat, ESA, Dirctorate of Technology, Technology R&D Engineer; Nerea Socorro Morales, ESA, Dirctorate of Technology, Technology R&D Engineer

14:05 – 14:25 (CEST)

STS programmes

Daniel Neuenschwander, ESA Director of Space Transportation

14:30 – 14:50 (CEST)

Boost! 2.0 – Commercial Space Transportation

Thilo Kranz, ESA Directorate of Space Transportation, Commercial Space Transportation Programme Manager

14:55 – 15:15 (CEST)

InCubed – the commercial EO landscape

Michele Castorina, ESA Directorate of Earth Observation, Head of Phi-lab Invest Office

15:20 – 15:40 (CEST)

NAVISP Phase 3: a programme for the European PNT sector

Pierluigi Mancini, ESA, Directorate of Navigation, Head of NAVISP Programme Office

15:45 – 16:05 (CEST)

FutureNAV: Low Earth Orbit – Positioning, Navigation and Timing (LEO-PNT) In-Orbit Demonstration

Roberto Prieto Cerdeira, ESA, Directorate of Navigation, Galileo G2SB1-A Satellite Payload Manager

16:10 – 16:30 (CEST)

FutureNAV: GENESIS – Join a mission with 4 Geodetic Techniques

Sara Gidlund, ESA, Directorate of Navigation, Head Galileo G1 Ground Control Segment Management Service

16:35 – 16:55 (CEST)


Javier Ventura Traveset, ESA, Directorate of Navigation, Head of the Navigation Science Office + TIA + HRE

Day 2


Parallel sessions

09:30 – 17:30 (CEST)

B2B meetings

10:45 – 11:05 (CEST)

Cooperation opportunities with NMS/AM and PECS entities

Stephane Combes, ESA, Directorate of CIP, Senior Industrial Policy Officer

11:35 – 13:15 (CEST)

Unlocking your next business opportunity: support from ESA BA Ambassadors

ESA Business Applications Ambassadors and industry

13:15 – 14:30 (CEST)

Technology Transfer Case Studies and Support for Industry

ESA Technology Brokers and industry

time tbd

European Space Technology Harmonisation

Slawomir Zdybski, ESA, Directorate of Technology, Engineering & Quality, Technology R&D Engineer