ESA is organising the second Φ-week event at its Earth observation centre in Frascati, Italy, from 9-13 September 2019. Focusing on New Space and especially its applications to Earth observation the week will review latest developments in New Space investment. It will also focus on 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.