Green and Smart Technology Cluster like all other SapceTEM project partners participated in the closing conference of the project “Training the next generation entrepreneurs with handson methods in space STEM” (SpaceTEM) at Tartu Observatory, Estonia.

SpaceTEM is a new EstLat project which aims to initiate the development of NewSpace (private space technology sector) industry in Estonia and Latvia through a series of interconnected activities.

SpaceTEM project was launched in 2017 and was initiated by poject lead partner University of Tartu. Other project partners Estonian Student Satellite Foundation, sTARTUp HUB Ltd (Garage48 HUB Tartu) from Estonia, and Green and Smart Technology Cluster, Heliocentric Technologies Latvia, University of Latvia, Ventspils University College from Latvia.

Green tech Cluster with project partners from Latvia and Estonia attended the closing conference of SpaceTEM event during which Karoli Kahn presented the results of the SpaceTEM project, and shared experience and success stories. The conference participants also had a unique opportunity to hear an insight of SpaceTEM project from SpaceTEM project intern and supervisor Aditya Savio Paul.

In the second part of the conference Mihkel Pajusalu, Andris Slavinskis and Pauls Irbins talking about how Estonia and Latvia can cooperate on the moon and asteroids in their exploration and even in the field of mineral extraction. After expert presentations, participants had the opportunity to discuss this topic and express their views.

At last part of the conference, Sven Lilla and Kadri Bussov speakers from Estonia talked about the need for a space law. At the conclusions of presentations, the participants of the conference were involved in one more discussion.

The SpaceTEM project provided young people with a great opportunity, to not only gain theoretical knowledge, but also to get practical knowledges in Latvian and Estonian space-related companies and institutions, but companies had the opportunity to meet and to get to know the next generation- their potential employees. One more important part of this project was hackathons during which SpaceTEM project participants demonstrated their skills and abilities in various fields. The first hackathon we organized in Latvia, but the second one in Estonia.

More about the project here.

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