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Space4Impact launches fifth week of free online New Space Economy course

Credit: Space4Impact

By Nina Walker

Edinburgh, 4 May 2022. – Space4Impact, EPFL’s Space Center eSpace, E2MC Ventures, and Space Innovation joined forces to launch an online course on the New Space Economy. The program is available on edX as a free EPFLx course. Learners can watch more than 30 video lectures by space experts from various domains within startups, academia, the private sector, and public institutions in Switzerland. 

The topic of the fifth week is Remote geopositioning and navigation in outer space. As an introduction, Dr. Gergor Möller from ETH Zurich explains how space technology enables increasingly precise positioning on Earth (check out his video on Navigation from space linked below). Furthermore, Pablo Ghiglino, CEO from Klepsydra, elaborates how edge computing is used by satellites. 

After these two lecturers, students get the task to put their acquired knowledge into practice by developing their own idea for a space business. First, course lecturer Raphael Roettgen from E2MC Ventures gives them the necessary tools to create their own business models. Next, learners get insight from the  EPFL’s Vice Presidency of Innovation on how to access new customers, especially non-space corporations. To reach this market, sales expert Frank Hugi explains in his session how to perfect their sales and marketing strategy. Finally, Raphael Roettgen explains from a VC’s perspective, how to raise capital and make space more attractive for investors.

If you wish to sign up to the free New Space Economy course, visit the site by clicking here.

And in honour of Star Wars Day, “May the Force be with you!”

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