14
Feb

Startup from Swedish regional development project RIT2021 wins contract with Viasat Inc,

Arctic Space, a startup in satellite communications based in northern Sweden, is founded by three young engineers-turned entrepreneurs. Last week they reached a milstone when signing an international deal with Viasat, Inc. Thanks to grit and business development support from the regional development project RIT2021 (Space for Innovation and Growth), their innovative concept has accelerated […]


27
Dec

RIT2021 Newsletter December 2021

Dear partners and stakeholders, It was a great pleasure to see so many of you here in Kiruna during Space Innovation Forum. To finally meet in person again, to share important information and get the opportunity to discuss around the same table. These are things we cannot take for granted anymore and therefore they become […]


3
Dec

Great interest in Space Innovation Forum

The thirteenth Space Innovation Forum event was held in Kiruna on 1-2 December and attracted over a hundred visitors from academia, space companies, enabling organizations and the public sector. As Sweden and its northernmost space region is on the verge of providing unique launching capabilities on European ground, the event focused on the theme “Access […]


25
Nov

RIT2021 project manager Johanna Bergström Roos in Space Café WebTalk

On November 30, Space Café WebTalk will feature Johanna Bergström Roos, project manager for RIT2021, in conversation with SpaceWatch.Global’s publisher Torsten Kriening. The talk is titled “Rockets and Reindeers – A glimpse into Sweden’s northernmost space region”. The RIT2021 project is operated in the northernmost parts of Sweden, a region that is on the verge […]


18
Nov

Isar Aerospace expands in northern Sweden and joins RIT2021

The German launch service provider Isar Aerospace has joined the RIT2021 space development program and plans to expand its operations in the Kiruna space cluster in northern Sweden over the coming years with the help of Luleå University of Technology and other RIT2021 partners. Isar Aerospace, the leading European launch service provider focusing on small […]


31
Aug

Tips and inspiration for more Space in the classroom

The Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company (UR) has released a series of video presentations for teachers to use in their space education. The series was recorded at Space Campus (where IRF, EISCAT and LTU are located) and the space high school in Kiruna in May, 2021. The full series is available for streaming in Swedish on […]


23
Aug

Space incubator to continue for six more years

RIT partner Arctic Business, which runs the national space incubator ESA BIC Sweden, will continue to do so for at least 6 years – offering support to another 36 space startups. Arctic Business also announced that ESA BIC Sweden is growing by the addition of a fourth node: Ideon innovation in Lund, Skåne. – We […]


28
Jun

Recent achievements for RIT2021

The project team sums up milestones and achievements from the past six months. RIT2021 appointed Best Practice by Tillväxtverket (The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth) We are glad to announce that RIT2021 has been appointed Best Practice amongst Tillväxtverket’s projects within the regional development fund. Three Swedish projects were appointed to describe what […]


21
Jun

RIT2021 appointed Best Practice!

We are proud to announce that RIT2021 has been appointed Best Practice amongst Tillväxtsverket’s projects within the regional development fund. Three projects were appointed to describe what the EU funds can lead to in various fields, in different part of Sweden. Here you can see the result.


24
May

Study predicts space growth in northern Sweden

A recent study estimates that the space cluster in and around the city of Kiruna in northern Sweden could double in size to reach a total of 50-70 actors and 1,000 employed in 10-15 years. The conclusion is based on an analysis of the cluster’s recent development, its location and conditions, as well as on […]