Johanna Bergström-Roos, project manager, participated in the discussion about the national space strategy.

RIT in panel about Swedish space strategy

LTU Business Business Developer Johanna Bergstrom-Roos were invited to the panel discussion on the Swedish Space investigation as a representative of the RIT project.

 The Swedish Space investigation “Space for the benefit and growth,” which is commissioned by the government, presented by the investigator Ingemar Skogö as KTH organized “Space Randezvous” on 7 October. The project manager for the LTU project RIT *, Johanna Bergstrom-Roos from LTU’s Business, was invited to participate in the subsequent panel expert.

– A Swedish Space strategy anticipated by many of us who work in the space industry, said Johanna Bergstrom-Roos and continues.

– We need a common direction with a clear prioritization so that we can continue to be a leading space nation that contributes to society.

A beacon for improvement should be under investigation to be that business to a greater extent will result in increased benefits for society. With benefits for society meant the development of products and services using space systems lead to more efficient public services and easier life for citizens. Another important element is greater cooperation between both space operators and research funding.

Last discussed a common strategy was in 1995 so it is high time that the work will start. The study was presented earlier this autumn for the space minister, who is also the Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helena Hellmark Knutsson. The political process is started and the inquiry sent shortly for comment.

* The project RIT stands for space for innovation and growth, and is a regional development with a view to creating sustainable growth in Norrbotten and strengthen Sweden as a space nation. RIT builds a productive and attractive innovation environment that attracts people, investors and companies to the region. RIT contributes to the space industry in the region strengthens its ability to interoperate between academia, industry and stakeholders in the innovation support system.

The following partners are involved in supporting alternative work in the project: SSC, GKN, NanoSpace, OHB Sweden, AAC Microtec, ABI, Progressum, Kiruna Municipality, Norrbotten County Administrative Board and the Norrbotten County Council.