In spite of COVID-19, the global Space industry experienced significant advances in 2020, likely to further develop into 2021. In 2020 Japan’s National Space Policy Secretariat revised its basic plan on space policy aiming to reinforce Space exploitation and increasing contribution to Japan’s economy (https://www8.cao.go.jp/space/english/basicplan/2020/abstract_0825.pdf). This webinar will outline several areas of update in the 2020 revision act and introduce possible opportunities for EU-Japan industrial cooperation. The target audience for this event is primarily European Companies and SMEs interested in the Japanese space sector. Link to Japan’s 2020 space policy basic plan update:
Format: Webinar on ZOOM, English language, 1 hour, pre-registration (with acknowledgment) required
Date: Thursday 11 March 2021 from 17h00 to 18h00 JST
Registration: Click here
Introduction (5 min) : Welcome remarks, Fabrizio Mura, Team Leader, Space.Japan (EU-Japan Centre)
Japan’s 2020 space policy basic plan – update and opportunities for EU industries (20 min)
Dr Shigeki Kuzuoka, Satellite Business Network KK
About the speaker: Shigeki Kuzuoka has over 40 years of experience in space business around on earth observation, including business development, sales, market research, start-up coaching and technology consulting, and has worked with companies like Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and NEC. Dr Kuzuoka is currently the president of a consulting company – Satellite Business Network and serving as the head of EuroConsult Japan Office and a board member of a start-up company- Space Shift also.
Outline of Japan’s Space Security sector (10 min)
Aron Lentsch, OrbSpace KK
About the speaker: Aron Lentsch is founder and general manager of Orbspace a startup specializing in the design of space transportation and rocket propulsion systems with a base in Tsukuba, Japan. Prior to starting Orbspace, Mr. Lentsch has been propulsion engineer at the Ariane Directorate at CNES (French Space Agency), held research positions at the former National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL, today JAXA) and ESA and has recently completed a MINERVA research assignment on Japan’s Space Security and Defence sector.
Q&A (15 min): Moderated by Luca Escoffier, Project Manager, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Closing (5 min): Closing remarks
Philippe de Taxis Du Poet, EU-side Managing director, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation