Today, your host is Jara Pascual, founder and CEO of Collabwith. Our GUEST is Walter Peeters, Vice Dean of Innovation at the International Space University, ex ESA Head of Astronauts, inventor of the space marketing concept, and new space economy concept with his books.
Besides, he created the space incubators inside the ISU. He is talking about how values of respect for collaboration, how to be inclusive, and how to create an incubator for space tech successfully.
Enjoy the conversation!
ABOUT WALTER PEETERS
Vice-Dean and former President, International Space University (ISU) Strasbourg, France
Career: Initial management positions in construction and petrochemical industry. Joined the European Space Agency (ESA) in 1983 in a number of project control and management functions, among others in the HERMES project in Toulouse, France. Since 1990, involved in astronaut activities as Head of the Coordination Office of the European Astronaut Center in Cologne. Joined ISU in 2000 as professor in Space Business and Management. Nominated as dean of ISU in 2005 and as president since 2011.
First director of IISC (International Institute of Space Commerce), an Isle of Man based think-tank, since 2009. Corresponding Member of International Academy of Astronautics. Member of the editorial board of New Space Journal and Astropolitics. Publications: Author of articles on incentive contracting, project management and space commercialization. Author of the book Space Marketing (Kluwer, 2000). Recent research on New Space, space tourism and commercial spaceflights. Consultancy assignments (recent): Space Policy (Luxemburg, Baltic States), Space Tourism (Singapore spaceport, Virgin Galactic, IAA). Involved in FP6 (Financespace) and FP7 contracts (Nordicbaltsat). Education: Bachelor’s degrees in engineering and applied economics (Catholic University of Louvain), Master of Business Administration degree (Louvain, Cornell University), Ph.D. degree in Industrial Organization, department of Aerospace (TU Delft, the Netherlands).
EuroSpaceHub is a group of 5 founding members, VilniusTECH, International Space University, Complutense University Madrid, Lunex Foundation and Collabwith Group.
EuroSpaceHub aims to connect digitally the space ecosystem in Europe, from tech transfer offices to industry, space accelerator networks, research centres, and other universities. The project will allow these actors to easily connect with financial opportunities from the Horizon Europe framework, the venture capital programme, and the InnovFin initiative. EuroSpaceHub will bridge the gap between academic institutions and industry using a collaborative mindset and entrepreneurship programmes inside the universities connected through tech transfer offices.
This podcast is edited by Alejandra Nettel, Original Music by Sandra Loewe, Voice over Kelly Wragg and Direction by Jara Pascual.
EUROSPACEHUB IS FOUNDED BY VILNIUSTECH, INTERNATIONAL SPACE UNIVERSITY, COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY OF MADRID, COLLABWITH, LUNEX FOUNDATIONS AND FUNDED BY THE EIT HEI INITIATIVE LEAD BY EIT MANUFACTURING & EIT RAW MATERIALS.