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 […]

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.

Arctic Space Technologies – this year’s startup in Piteå

Sandra Nilsson, former space student at Luleå University of technologies and co-founder of Arctic Space Technologies. Warm congratulations to Arctic Space Technologies who have been named this year’s start-up in Piteå. This company is established by space students from Luleå University of Technology and was one of the first start-ups in the Swedish space incubator […]

5 news space jobs connected to RIT2021

The leading Space University in Sweden – Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is opens up for 5 new positions in the space area. All are located at Space Campus in Kiruna and connected to the RIT2021 project in one way or another. Take the oportunity to join our space community located in one of the […]

Team Laika wins Act in Space Sweden

Laika was announced winning team when Swedish contest of international space hackathon ActInSpace 2020 was implemented virtually this weekend. Hosted by ESA BIC Sweden through Arctic Business Incubator (partners within RIT2021) and Innovatum, the competition focused on how space technology can be used in developing new ideas. Several persons from the RIT2021 team were involved […]

Norrbotten – a winner in the new space age

Space has always fascinated mankind. Now we are entering a second space age, an era that opens completely new possibilities for Norrbotten. The region of Norrbotten sent out their podcast producer to talk to Johanna Bergström Roos at LTU Business, project manager at RIT2021. They spoke about space activities in the region and how it […]

Norrbotten – the space tech centre of Europe 

The space technology industry in the north of Sweden is booming and many international companies within the space industry are now looking at Northern Sweden as their next strategic move. This is what Invest in Norrbotten writes in an article on their website on October 2020. Johanna Bergström Roos, project manager at RIT2021 was interviewed […]

The space industry in Kiruna is growing!

  ISAR Aerospace is disrupting the space industry by building a rocket from scratch, a rocket that will go to space very soon and be at the forefront of Europe’s New Space. Watch their latest animation here. Right now they are establishing in the space city of Kiruna, thanks to the proximity to Esrange Space Centre […]

Successful collaboration between space and mining in Kiruna

Three balloons with IRF infrared sensors were launched from Esrange Space Centre outside Kiruna. Photo: SSC The Institute of Space Physics (IRF) and Esrange Space Centre (SSC) have, for the first time ever, enlisted the help of a mining-related company, LKAB Kimit, to carry out measurements during experiment carried by balloons. The flights were made […]