Space Innovation Forum


Space research and development enables critical innovation, boosts economic growth, and helps us understand and deal with global challenges. In fact, our future in space could decide our future on Earth.

Sweden is now on the verge of providing unique access to space from European ground. At the upcoming Space Innovation Forum, we therefore focus on one central theme: ACCESS TO SPACE.

How far are we from launching satellites to space from Esrange Space Center, Kiruna? What constitutes the next generation of space vehicles, and what is their potential? Which competences does our space cluster need in order to grow and evolve?

Join in as prominent organizations and minds share their compelling insights on where we are, and where we are headed.


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Who is this event for?

Space Innovation Forum welcomes stakeholders from all levels and sectors: students, senior space experts, scientists, investors, and community builders.

What take-aways to expect?

  • Expand your insight into the impact of the space sector in Norrbotten, today and tomorrow.
  • Discover where Norrbotten is on its path to becoming a launch site for satellites.
  • Learn about the development and testing of exciting new technology.
  • Exchange and contribute with your ideas towards Norrbotten’s future as a space region.
  • Grow your professional network with talented and forward-thinking individuals and organizations.

(Speakers will be presented in the next week.)

(SPACE CAMPUS – Bengt Hultqvists väg 1, Kiruna)

(Day 1 of the program is broadcasted and available for online participation)

12.00 Lunch at Space Campus

13.00 Welcome

13.10 RIT2021 Highlight

13.25 Theme 1: Access to space

14.30 Keynote: How legacy space meets new space

15.15 Break with refreshments

15.45 Theme 2: Testing of space vehicles and technology

17.00 Mingle, exhibitions and presentations from regional startups as well as small and medium-sized enterprises

18.30 Bus to Ripan for dinner

19.30 Dinner


(CAMP RIPAN – Campingvägen 5, Kiruna)

(Day 2 of the program is not broadcasted and therefore not available for online participation)

8.30 Welcome

8.40 Theme 3: Space education and competence – presentations and panel

10.00 What increases the attractiveness of our space region? A presentation of workshop results from the last Space Innovation Forum.

10.20 Break with refreshments

10.50 Theme 4: Sustainable development of the space ecosystem

12.00 Conclusion

12.20 Next Space Innovation Forum

12.30 Lunch at Ripan