Space Innovation Forum – impact learning for a sustainable future

Join us in Kiruna on 19-20 September on the lunch-to-lunch Space Innovation Forum, as we wrap up the RIT-projects (Rymd för Innovation och Tillväxt), first launched in 2015 and closing in 2023.

We look forward to share valueable insights and inspiring examples of REAL impact of collaboration and innovation spanning 8 years. 
– The RIT project has attracted national and international recognition as a benchmark and success story of collaboration and innovation to drive regional development. We have grown the number of space companies in the region fourfold and built nearly twenty industry-academia research partnerships, says Johanna Bergström-Roos, RIT-project leader at LTU Business.

On 19-20 we will take a long, hard look at questions like: 
– What we can learn and improve for the future?
– What’s next for the space sector?
– What can other sectors and innovation platforms take away from RIT?

Programme: Impact learning for a sustainable future

From test-beds and a pool of international talent, to innovation support and business development for startups, this conference aims to share lessons that are transferable to other industries and regions, as well as putting a spotlight on what’s to come.

Day 1:

12:00 Lunch


Impact report – RIT by Numbers

What can we learn from RIT and RIT2021? Oxford Research analysis

How to build arenas for collaboration

Part I: Industry-academia research partnerships

Part II: Establishing open test-beds

Part III: The space eco-system and stakeholder engagement

Space Innovation Awards ceremony & dinner

Day 2:

09:00 Welcome

Sustainability in the future space sector

The future for northern Sweden’s space eco-system

12:30 Conclusion and lunch

Registration here