Sponsors and Partners

Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy

Luxembourg provides a unique legal, regulatory and business environment enabling private investors and companies to explore and use space resources.

The identification and utilization of space resources is fast becoming a reality, driven by a revolution in space technology, accelerating exploration of outer space and the eventual scarcity of certain resources on Earth. Building on its long history at the forefront of the commercial satellite communications industry, Luxembourg aims to play a leading role in the exploration and utilization of these resources.

Its goal is to ensure that space resources explored under its jurisdiction serve a peaceful purpose, are gathered and used in a sustainable manner compatible with international law and for the benefit of humankind. Luxembourg’s vision is built on support for advanced research activities and technological capabilities, drawing on the country’s existing expertise in the space sector and its ongoing strategy of economic diversification into future-oriented high-tech industries.

Spire Global

Spire Global Inc. is a space to cloud data analytics company that utilizes proprietary satellite data and algorithms to provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. Spire’s data analytics is backed by a wholly owned and developed constellation of nanosatellites, global ground station network, and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth over 100 times per day. To date, Spire has launched more than 50 total satellites on 6 different types of launch vehicle, and rolled out 25 ground stations.

To learn more, visit: www.spire.com


SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).

SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in two key business units: SES Video and SES Networks. At SES, we connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, and enrich the lives of billions of people worldwide. SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in two key business units: SES Video and SES Networks. At SES, we connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, and enrich the lives of billions of people worldwide.

European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.


ENPULSION offers commodity prices and lead times for a custom propulsion solution. The extensively tested technology - using solid Indium as a propellant - is a compact pre-qualified building block, a complete self-contained propulsion system that can be clustered like lego bricks and then operated as a single plug-and-play unit.


GomSpace is a globally leading designer, integrator and manufacturer of high-end nanosatellites for customers in the academic, government and commercial markets.

Our positions of strength include systems integration, nanosatellite subsystems and advanced miniaturised radio technology. Our international team is devoted to understanding our customer’s requirements and deliver flawlessly.

We are listed in Stockholm (GOMX), headquartered in Denmark and have a subsidiary, NanoSpace in Sweden. We have currently 80 employees and we service customers in more than 50 countries.

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is one of the leading international law firms. To support our clients’ international strategies, we have built a truly global network now spanning 44 offices in 31 countries. Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients. This network makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled. Our lawyers were ranked in Band 1 and Band 2 in 201 categories across all Legal 500 Directories, the highest of the global elite group of international law firms.

Allen & Overy is one of the rare law firms that have a global Satellite practice and offers a unique legal service that provides advice on satellite financing, satellite regulation and satellite insurance, as well as corporate and commercial issues. We have a thorough understanding of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) regulatory framework and the Outer Space Treaty.

Our lawyers work with private and public companies at all stages of development of their projects. We help our clients reach consistent and risk-conscious results while preserving and encouraging innovation. From anticipating regulatory hurdles, to protecting intellectual property, to negotiating transactions, we have the experience to identify the issues that matter, and those that don’t.

Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm’s international team of more than 300 legal professionals represents Luxembourg and foreign clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law from our head office in Luxembourg and our representative offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York and Paris.

We strive for excellence in order to achieve the best results for our clients and we always look for creative solutions.

Our specialised practice areas allow us to offer a complete range of Luxembourg legal and tax services tailored to the client’s individual needs across all areas of business law.

Our firm advises international and domestic clients in all areas of business law relevant to their business activities, ranging from fund formation, banking, insurance, private equity, real estate to corporate and tax matters.

Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)

The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) is the national public agency to support science, technology and innovation research in all areas of knowledge. Taught by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, FCT began activities in August 1997 succeeding the National Board of Scientific and Technological Research (JNICT). Since March 1, 2012, FCT has succeeded to the Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC), in charge of coordinating public policies for the Information Society in Portugal. On October 1, 2013, FCT assumed the attributions and competencies of the Foundation for National Scientific Computation (FCCN).

Kleos Space

Kleos Space is a Data as a Service and Space Technology company developing both a Global-Activity Based Intelligence ISR mission and the enabling In-Space Manufacturing technology.

By manufacturing critical mission hardware in Space the possibilities for future commercial, scientific and exploration Space missions are limited only by human imagination.

Our In-Space Manufacturing tech is able to manufacture carbon composite structures of unlimited length with many applications. The first application is our own multi-satellite mission that will generate unique, global, geolocated Activity Based Intelligence for locating & tracking threats, assets or targets via passive RF transmissions. Satellite #1 due to launch in 2019.

iSpace Inc.

ispace is a private lunar exploration company with a vision to extend human presence into outer space. In order for mankind to live in space, we would need a sustainable ecosystem. The first step is to utilize space resources and establish an economy in space — starting from the Moon.

According to recent studies, the Moon houses an abundance of precious minerals on its surface, and an estimated 6 billion tons of water ice at its poles. In particular, water can be broken down into oxygen and hydrogen to produce efficient rocket fuel. With a fuel station established in space, the world will witness a revolution in the space transportation system.

To achieve this, ispace is developing micro-robotic technology to provide a low-cost and frequent transportation service to and on the Moon, conduct lunar surface exploration to map, process and deliver resources to our customers in cislunar space.

Financial Times

International Media Partner
Our Mission
The Financial Times provides premium news, insight and analysis to a growing audience of global decision makers. We have held true to our values of integrity, authority and independence for 130 years, reporting without fear or favour on global business, finance and politics. We combine this heritage and the trust in our journalism with an insistent drive to stay at the forefront of new technology and ways to deliver news to readers.

About us
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of almost 870,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.


Media Partner
Dedicated to covering the business and politics of the global space industry, SpaceNews has provided decision-makers throughout the industry with timely and comprehensive space and satellite news, giving them the competitive intelligence they need to succeed. Whether it's the latest trend in military space capabilities, the next space mission or breaking developments in the global space industry, SpaceNews keeps you informed.

European Business Angel Network

European Business Angel Network (EBAN) is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor gathering over 150 member organizations more than 50 countries today. Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe with the collaboration of the European Commission and EURADA, EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest 7.5 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs. EBAN fuels Europe’s growth through the creation of wealth and jobs.

AZO - Space of Innovation

AZO’s mission is to boost the user uptake of data provided by the European space programmes by aiding visionary entrepreneurs in bringing their innovations to market. AZO has established profound expertise in the organisation of international innovation competitions by coordinating two of Europe’s major ideas competitions – the European Satellite Navigation Competition and the Copernicus Masters. Furthermore, on behalf of the European Space Agency, AZO manages the ESA Business Incubation Centre Bavaria - one of the most successful incubation programmes involving the commercial use of space technologies and infrastructures. AZO offers visionary entrepreneurs the Space of Innovation they need to launch their Business.

This year AZO has launched the Space Exploration Masters on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) and in line with the goals of the ESA Space Exploration Strategy, in cooperation with strong world-class partners. The Space Exploration Masters is an international competition to identify best technology transfer business successes, as well as to empower and foster business innovation around space exploration activities in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), on Moon, Mars, or beyond – for the benefit of society and Earth.

The two different prize categories “Technology Transfer Success“ and “New Business Innovation“ look for exciting submissions in the fields of Human Space and Robotic Missions, Space Resources & Industry, Discovery & Space Observation, Spacecraft, Rockets, Propulsion, Space Tourism, Deep Space Communication & Navigation, Space Habitats, and Life Sciences – just to name a few.

If your company or organization is interested in becoming a financial or strategic partner of the NewSpace Europe conference, please contact NewSpace Europe Co-Chair Hannah Kerner.