24
May

Study predicts space growth in northern Sweden

A recent study estimates that the space cluster in and around the city of Kiruna in northern Sweden could double in size to reach a total of 50-70 actors and 1,000 employed in 10-15 years. The conclusion is based on an analysis of the cluster’s recent development, its location and conditions, as well as on […]


24
May

Young space entrepreneurs in northern Sweden win recognition

Skysense/Sky Alert, Porkchop and Acrctic Space Technologies were all on the list of Sweden’s “103 best young ideas” when Almi and Företagarna released it on May 24th. In “103 young ideas”, Företagarna and Almi have jointly nominated 103 business ideas and drawn attention to young people who inspire. In Norrbotten there are eight companies on […]


16
Apr

Kiruna-based innovators win prestigious award

Morgan Drysdale, SkyAlert, and Matija Milenovic, Porkchop, have been named two of “Sweden’s ten new super-entrepreneurs of 2021” by ÅForsk and Swedish Incubators & Science Parks. They receive 200,000 SEK each to continue developing their business ideas. – I could not believe that it was true when I received the news, this is a fantastic […]


19
Mar

Record interest in Space Innovation Forum

A record 172 stakeholders registered for this week’s Space Innovation Forum, a two-day event dedicated to presentations and discussions on how to make Norrbotten an even more attractive space region. Space Innovation Forum is growing. The last edition held in October of 2020 attracted more interest than ever before, and this week the record was […]


16
Feb

Moses Browne Mwakyanjala receives doctorate degree

Since 2016, Ph.D. student Moses Browne Mwakyanjala of Luleå University of Technology has researched the feasibility, design and potential benefits of replacing traditional hardware for satellite communications with software-based systems. On February 15, Moses’ defended his thesis and received his doctorate degree. Software-Defined Radio (SDR) is a technology where components that have traditionally been implemented […]


15
Feb

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 […]


10
Feb

Congratulations to Sumeet Satpute on your doctorate degree!

Sumeet Satpute has spent five years researching guidance and control for multiple spacecraft formation, resulting in a thesis and doctorate degree on 5 February 2021. Satputes research findings provides a roadmap for manufacturers and designers in building next-generation spacecrafts with ability to work collaboratively, all linked to one system.  The RIT2021-sponsored project is a collaboration […]


21
Dec

Jun-Dec achievements + Happy New Year!

The project team sums up the milestones and achievements of the past six months in this PDF review. Here are just a few highlights of what you can learn: With recent additions of industry-academia R&D partnerships, RIT2021 is now sponsoring a total of 14 applied research projects within aerospace. New business opportunities as LKAB Kimit […]


18
Dec

RIT-sponsored student business idea wins award

A student team at Luleå University of Technology recently won a top 5 placement in Venture Cup’s IDEA competition regional finals. The students behind RIT-sponsored startup eSat aim to make satellites more accessible, an idea that was first born in the Space Innovation Summer programme. Venture Cup is Sweden’s biggest competition for business ideas and […]


16
Dec

IRF SpaceLab – a milestone for Swedish space tech

Space as a service: World-leading engineers, infrastructure and data from one of Sweden’s most prominent and internationally recognized bodies within space research. The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is launching IRF SpaceLab in Kiruna, Sweden. Open labs or test environments has a direct effect on growth as it attracts new business ventures and investments, […]