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Space Café Canada by Dr. Jessica West – a Conversation with Hira Nadeem

In a recent episode of Space Café Canada, Dr. Jessica West interviewed Hira Nadeem, a Space Systems Engineer at Planet Labs and co-founder of Zenith Canada Pathways Foundation, which provides internship and mentorship opportunities for students in Canada to support a more inclusive space industry. They discussed Hira's journey into the space industry, her experience working in both Canada and the United States, her initiatives to create opportunities for Canadian students from all backgrounds in space-related fields, and the need for industry to pursue talent recruitment and retention through more intentional designs that nurture diversity from young hires through leadership positions.

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#SpaceWatchGL share: Incoming Mission – Strengthen Defence & Security at the 5th CASSINI Hackathon

The global security environment is becoming more contested, complex and interconnected. As armed conflicts and civil wars re-emerge in the EU’s neighbourhood, new and unconventional security threats have emerged or grown stronger. In an increasingly interconnected world, Europe’s security starts at home. European citizens expect and deserve to live in a safe and stable environment.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Cassini Hackathon at ISU and its Role in the Entrepreneurial Space Ecosystem

The entrepreneurial support process in the space sector follows often the same development path starting with the ideation process, going to incubation, and then followed by acceleration and scale-up. While the sequence is clear, each step along this chain of entrepreneurship has its dynamic set of actors as well as key characteristics. For these reasons, there is not a single approach that would apply to all contexts to successfully launch a space business, but one element is clear: the ideation phase is critical because this is where the new concepts emerge.

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Space Café Radio – Space for Business Course – Participant Recap

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Event coordinator and Space Café Young Global Talents Host Chiara Moenter spoke with all the cohort of the very first Space for Business course: Gerarda De Pasquale, Rui Serapicos, Ana Brandão, Daniël van Beekhuizen, Pascal Alexander Rodel, Martijn Leinweber, Joana Kamenova, Yann Tincelin, Gonzalo Martín de Mercado, and Lisa Denzer.

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EUSPA Announces Third Annual myEUspace Competition

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) has announced the third iteration of its myEUspace competition. The competition challenges innovators to develop game-changing commercial solutions that leverage EU Space data and signals from Galileo, Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and/or Copernicus, the European Earth Observation program

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: ISU SSP22 Special – Team Project – Microgravity enables a better life on Earth

Microgravity enables a better life on Earth – The case of protein crystallization from a TP of the SSP 2022 edition in Portugal. A 3Is (international-intercultural-interdisciplinary) team of 22 participants of the SSP2022 in Portugal has intensively brainstormed this summer to identify the business potential of doing research in space-based microgravity conditions.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Oeiras, Portugal for SSP22 – with Hugo André Costa

SpaceWatch.Global Event coordinator and Space Café Young Global Talents Host Chiara Moenter spoke with Hugo André Costa, member of the Board of Directors at Portuguese Space Agency, in the first week of the Space Studies Program (SSP22) of the International Space University (ISU).

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Space for Business – Module 2 in Carcavelos – Day 4

The rain cleared up in time for a small group of space nerds to say goodbye to the coastline of Carcavelos and get on a bus to drive to Lisbon. Today, on the final day of module 1, we had the honor of visiting Deimos and Luso Space. Deimos Engenharia has been delivering advanced design solutions and turn-key space software systems since 2002.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Space for Business – Module 2 in Carcavelos – Day 3

After an early morning swim in the waves of Carcavelos beach, I was ready for a day learning about venture capital, team management, and of course my favourite topic - sustainability. The first presentation discussed the issues arising from the “space bubble” and the mindset switch needed in order to incorporate ‘business thinking’ in the space sector.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Space for Business – Module 2 in Carcavelos – Day 2

Our second day ended in a bustling rooftop bar in Lisbon, overlooking the city, the Castle of Sao Jorge on full display. Looking around at the group, there were happy faces all around, stomachs full of wonderful seafood - because that's the thing to eat in Portugal! Day 2 of the course started with a presentation from Manuel Heitor

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