Space Innovation Forum #3


For the third time we have the pleasure to gather all RIT members in Kiruna!


Wednesday 19th October
12.00 Lunch & networking (IRF restaurant)

13.30 Welcome – latest news from RIT, Johanna Bergström Roos
– WP 1 – Centre of Excellence, Olle Persson
– WP 2 – Innovation Projects, Marta-Lena Antti & Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck
– WP 3 – The Innovation Ecosystem, Johanna Bergström Roos & Stefan Dahlhielm
– New collaboration Conex Engineering AB – LTU, Jimmy Abrahamsson, Conex Engineering AB
– New collaboration N66 – LTU, Jan-Olof Sänkelä, N66
– Applications based on satellite data, Jörgen Hartnor, Lantmäteriet

15.15 Coffee and mingle

16.00 The ESA Ecosystem
– ESA Technology Transfer Office, Stefan Gustafsson
– ESA-BIC Sweden, Joakim Enerstam

16.45 Workshop part 1 led by Johan & Mattias Bergström

18.00 Bus departure to Kiruna City

19.00 Dinner at Camp Ripan

Thursday 20th October
08.00 Innovation workshop part 2
Coffee while working

11.00 Presentations and conclusion

12.00 Lunch

Meet our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Stefan Gustafsson, Technology Transfer Officer at ESA

How do we create a complete eco-system for Space Technology and harness the full potential for academia and give opportunities to the space industry and small innovative businesses? In Dr. Gustafssons presentation you will get an insight on “Space 4.0” and the ESA Tech transfer programme with focus on the incubator system.

You will also get a chance to listen to ESA-BIC Sweden, our space incubator and a representative from the “Aeronautics, Space and Dual-Use Technologies” sector group of the European Enterprise Network.

Innovation Workshop – Prioritize, Develop and Discover

Meet Johan Bergström and Mattias Bergström, business developers at LTU Business and the process leaders for this workshop. They will lead us through a creative exercise resulting in roadmaps for future R&D projects, based on space industry needs expessed at the previous Space Innovation Forum.

No conference fee; You invest your time and you pay for accommodation.


Get the chance to meet companies new to the space industry (company information) – be it suppliers or companies with products and services of space potential – discuss, share ideas and find common denominators.

Meeting venue

19th of October: Space Campus Kiruna, dinner at Camp Ripan
20th of October: Camp Ripan

Meeting objectives

Gather the project members and inform each other of the latest new within the project.

Provide a platform for matchmaking between space industry, regional SMEs and academia.

Identify and prioritize future R&D projects (Day 2)


All partners of the RIT project.

All PhD students and supervisors in the Graduate School of Space Technology

All space companies connected to LTU

Regional SMEs interested in the space industry

Space students (only October 19th)