The 4th Asia-Pacific Space Generation Workshop (AP-SGW 2017)

Bengaluru, India

November 11-13, 2017

The 4th Asia-Pacific Space Generation Workshop (AP-SGW 2017) is a two-and-a-half day regional workshop for university students and young professionals in the Asia-Pacific region to be held in the cosmopolitan IT city of Bengaluru, India in November 2017 in conjunction with the 24th Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-24).

With AP-SGW, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) aims to highlight the insight for the future and launch the perspective of the next generation on the topic of promoting Asia-Pacific regional collaboration in the space sector.With India’s Mars Exploration Initiative, China’s Lunar Exploration, Japan’s Multi-GNSS Development, and the rise of emerging space developing countries, Asia-Pacific region has now gained a strong voice in the global space industry. Combined with both evolving government efforts and emerging commercial initiatives, Asia-Pacific not only reflects enormous potentials for space exploration but also summons a promising reserve of talents in preparation for a stage of fusing different channels to boost space advancement.   


Registration for AP-SGW 2017 is OPEN Now!

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The registration fees for AP-SGW 2017 is US$ 10. This has to be paid as a confirmation of attendance from the delegate once he/she receives an acceptance email from the Delegate team.

The registration covers all material needed, the lunch of the two days of the workshop, the Opening Dinner and the Gala Closing Dinner, and transportation to and from the airport. The delegate should cover by themselves - lodging, airfares, visa fees and other personal expenses.

About AP-SGW and its Goals

AP-SGW follows on from 17 years of success by the globally recognised Space Generation Congress (SGC). SGC the annual SGAC conference in association with the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) brings together top young minds from around world to focus on key space topics. SGC fosters a unique environment of students, young professionals, academia, agency and industry to develop compelling and innovative policy recommendations on pressing space topics. AP-SGW looks to emulate that success and focus on the key Asia-Pacific region, which is the largest growing space region in terms of space technology utilization and development.

AP-SGW is a regional forum for students and young professionals to discuss pressing space topics, and share their insights with different stakeholders in the space sector. Held in conjunction with APRSAF, and modeled on the globally recognised Space Generation Congress (SGC),  AP-SGW has successfully helped connect the next generation of space professionals in the region with policy makers.

AP-SGW strives to achieve its goals:

(i) To strengthen the regional network of the students and young professionals in the Asia-Pacific Region;

(ii) To examine and consider key questions that regional space community is facing in Asia-Pacific region and to provide inputs from the next generation of space professionals;

(iii) To allow tomorrow’s space sector leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to have the opportunity to interact with today’s space leaders in the region through the cooperation with APRSAF.

Past AP-SGW Events

3rd AP-SGW 2016 was held in Los Baños, Philippines and was attended by 61 delegates from 11 countries.The working groups discussed on Space Diplomacy, Space Applications in Agriculture, Space Economy and GNSS.

2nd AP-SGW, 2015 was held in Bali, Indonesia and was attended by 45 delegates from 13 countries. Working groups discussed on crucial topics such as strategic partnerships between the Asia Pacific countries, Space Security and Regulations, Benefits of Space Applications, Commercial Space Sector and Space Education.

1st AP-SGW, 2014 was held in Yokohama, Japan, and attended by 36 delegates from 14 countries. There were keynote speeches from JAXA and IAF officials. The working groups discussed on topics such as consolidated Asia-Pacific Space Agency, Space-Sector Economy, Technology Advancement and Space outreach activities.


Delegates and Organizing Team at AP-SGW 2016 at Los Baños, Philippines

4th AP-SGW 

Up to 100 delegates, mainly university students and young professionals under 35 years old in the Asia Pacific region, are expected to participate through a series of workshops, panels and guest presenters. This year’s working group topics are:

  1. Social-Economic Impacts of Regional Satellite Navigation Systems
  2. Space Diplomacy: Bridging the Divide
  3. CubeSats as an enabler of Space Technology in Developing Nations  
  4. Space Exploration
  5. Ecosystem for Young Space Entrepreneurs
  6. Regulatory Hurdles and Space Policy  

This year’s AP-SGW also features a new optional Speed Mentoring Event. During the event, aspiring young space entrepreneurs will have the precious opportunity to share their ideas, exchange understanding with and learn from established Space professionals in the region.

Applications for the event are OPEN NOW!! Please refer to the timeline for details. Applicants will be asked to provide information on their experience in the space sector and their motivations for applying. Based on applicant's interests and prior experiences, and the merit of their application, the AP-SGW delegates will be selected and then assigned to one of the working groups.

AP-SGW is a unique opportunity for the upcoming space sector leaders in the region to contribute their voice to the regional space sector policy, and exchange ideas on pertinent issues such as competition, cooperation and peaceful uses of outer space that will shape the space industry of the region in the future. Additionally, AP-SGW provides the optimal forum to network with other future, regional space leaders as well as to develop the necessary leadership and team collaboration skills to rise to the top.

To conclude the workshop, the output from the working groups will be presented at the AP-SGW and further submitted as SGAC recommendations to United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS), in addition to potentially presenting them at various international conferences.


Applications Open: - 1st August 2017

Last Date for submission of Completed Applications: - 25th August 2017

Notification of Acceptance / Rejection: - 31st August 2017

Request for VISA Support: - 5th September 2017

Closing of Registration (Fee Payment): - 20th September 2017


If you have any questions about your prospective application to the 4th AP-SGW, please feel free to contact the following for support: -

Delegates Team: - Ms. Veena Shelvankar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Mr. Vinod Sridhar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Local Organizing: Dr. Jayakumar Venkatesan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Event Manager: Dr. Shashank Khurana (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


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