Back from our summer break, we would like to take you high up in September – into space with its infinite expanses.
As you may have guessed, our September issue is all about space technology.
Our speakers will show you what potential this technology has and in which areas it will influence our lives.
As keynote speakers we are pleased to welcome Dr. Frank Zimmermann, Managing Director of cesah, and Matthew Edwards, Business Incubation Officer at the European Space Agency (ESA).
Both will tell us what impact Space Technology will have on our society and economy in the future and how start-ups are already developing solutions based on this technology and for which cause.
In addition to our keynote, we have pitches for you again. Look forward to the Darmstadt based start-ups HOSTmi and Deep Blue Globe.
We are already looking forward to seeing you again on September 1st at BtT online!
Managing Director of cesah, the Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse
Dr. Frank Zimmermann is Managing Director of cesah, the Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse. For more than 13 years, cesah has been managing an ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) in Darmstadt having supported more than 100 start-ups in the technical development, realisation and marketing of new products and services in the domain of space applications. As Head of Product Policy Management for New Markets, Frank is in parallel responsible for the product development at Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH, a commercial shareholder of cesah. Frank has a background in aerospace engineering with 25 years of work experience such as in the Galileo programme.
Matthew has worked as Business Incubation Officer at the European Space Agency since mid 2018. Here he supports the network of ESA Business Incubation Centres, Technology Brokers, and Applications Ambassadors that help to drive space related innovation. Within this role he has responsibility for all activities in Germany, UK, Netherlands, and Ireland. Prior to joining ESA, he worked at the Science and Technology Facilities Council and was part of the management team of the ESA BIC Harwell and has a hands-on role in supporting the start-ups incubated their. During this time he also helped expand the ESA BIC Harwell into ESA BIC UK with the addition of two new locations. Matthew also led the ESA Technology Broker activities in the UK between 2012 and 2018 and supported a number of companies to innovate through bringing space technology and expertise into their products and services.
COO, Deep Blue Globe UG
Vincent Brenier is a French-German Business Engineer active during 15 years in international affairs. He is acting as Chief Operations Officer since end 2019 at the European start-up Deep Blue Globe UG based in Darmstadt, which provides AI solutions based on Satellite Data and Services for the maritime industry and environment. He oversees human resources, marketing and communication, partnerships and business development.
Co-founder and managing director, HOSTmi
Shahrokh Khodabakhshi, co-founder and managing director of HOSTmi, received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the technical university of Darmstadt in 2018. During his studies he visited two universities in Beijing and Nanjing, China, where he deepened his knowledge in aerospace engineering. His focus is on process optimization using Industry 4.0 standards and digitization in the aerospace industry. He is a passionate founder with great ambitions.
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