ESA is organising a Φ-week event at its Earth observation centre in Frascati, Italy, from 12-16 November 2018. Focusing on New Space and especially its applications to Earth observation (EO) the week will review latest developments in New Space investment. It will also kick-off a series of innovative activities through the recently-created Φ-department and Φ-lab, to shape the space agenda on AI, blockchain, virtual reality and quantum computing.
The event brings together emerging space Investors, tech leaders, start-ups and entrepreneurs with the space scientists and Earth observation researchers who are developing the potential space business ideas of tomorrow.
Φ-week events range from inspiring talks and traditional scientific workshops and roundtables to hackathons. These events will connect multi-disciplinary communities to explore how New Space, open science and innovation can benefit from the latest digital technologies. They will also help to shape future EO missions and services.