E-SGW 2016


The European Space Generation Workshop will take place at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary.

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Building I, ground floor, room I.B.017

Magyar tudósok krt. 2, H-1117 Budapest


How can you find the venue?

Please note that the university has a huge campus. The E-SGW2016 will take place in building I (where I stands for Informatics).

The nearest public transport stop to the university is "Petőfi híd, budai hídfő" at the Petőfi bridge, where the major tram lines Nr. 4 and 6 stop (and several bus lines). From the tram stop, take the underpass and turn left (south), then head along the foot-path going parallel to the river Danube. On the first corner turn to the right, and start to go around on that semicircle street (Magyar tudósok körútja).

The university is a 10 minutes walk from the nearest metro station, which allows direct access to the train stations and bus stations in less than 15 minutes, and the Budapest Airport is only 60 minutes by public transport.

A detailed map of the university can be found at http://www.bme.hu/?language=en

Direct links to the map:




How can you find the room?

Just enter the building and look for the SGAC banner at our registration desk!

If you will participate in the H-SPACE 2016 conference, please note that the conference will be held in the same building but in a different room.

Recommended accommodations in Budapest

Low Budget Hotel

Name:                     Jagello Business Hotel

Address:                 1124 Budapest, Jagello ut 38. MAP

Price:                      22.5 €/night/person

Website:                 http://jagellobusinesshotel.hu/en

The Hotel is situated on the Buda side, in front of MOM Cultural Centre. The hotel has 28 modern, air-conditioned rooms, restaurant with a bar, private shower in every room, bed and breakfast, free Wi-Fi internet access. Either twin or double rooms can be selected. You can book online your room.

You can reach the venue by tram number line 17 or 61 to Moricz Zsigmond Square and then go by foot or tram number line 6. (Distance from the venue: appr. 20-25 mins).


Low Budget Hostel in the city center

Name:                   All Central Hostel

Address:                1052 Budapest, Becsi ut 2. MAP

Price:                     10/11/12/34 €/night/person (8/6/4/2 persons/room)

Website:                http://www.allcentral.hu/eng

Central Hostel is located in the heart of Budapest, next to the Deák Ferenc Square, and in the middle of Váci street. The double bed rooms of this hostel are offering own bathroom with shower, beautiful look to the city, and absolute calmness for the night.

The venue can be reached by bus number line 7/107 to Moricz ZSigmond Square and then go by foot or tram number 6. Other option is to go by tram number 2 and 6 through Boraros Square (Distance from the venue: appr. 25-30 mins).


Moderate price hotel near of the venue

Name:                     Mercure Budapest Duna Hotel

Address:                 1095 Budapest, Soroksari ut 12. MAP

Price:                      45 EUR / night

Website:                 http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-2025-mercure-budapest-duna-under-rebranding-to-ibis-styles/index.shtml

Mercure Budapest Duna is located on the bank of river Danube in the city center with a picturesque view of the Castle. Free Wi-Fi, Internet corner, parking, excellent public transport connections make the hotel an ideal choice.

Since the hotel is located just cross the river Danube, the venue can be reached easily by tram number 4 or 6. It’s just one stop, so you can go by foot as well. (Distance from the venue: 10-12 min).

European collaborations in small satellites

Over the past few years, small satellites have completely changed space exploration and technologies. Miniaturization of components, standardization of many parts, short development time or low cost made designing, developing, testing and operating a real satellite and its ground segment available for small and developing countries as well as for university groups. They also offer an affordable platform to test and try novel methods and technologies. Such initiatives include ESA’s educational program “Fly your satellite”, which mainly focuses on the verification campaign of CubeSats built by university students, as well as the QB50 mission, a project aiming at demonstrating the possibility of launching a network of 50 student-built CubeSats.


Knowledge sharing between young professionals and experts at the European level

Unlike data and information, knowledge sharing involves the exchange of experiences and practices. Especially in the domain of the space industry, it is of paramount importance to boost the sharing of knowledge between young professionals and experts so as to foster closer relations and build a stronger sense of unity. On a European level the most effective way of knowledge sharing would be face-to-face contact and collaboration, which could be achieved through mentoring, apprenticeships, exchange programmes and trainings. However, many challenges of today's globalized environment call for respective programmes in digital form that can be conducted between people in every corner of the world. Thus, the Working Group shall address the question of how more students and young professionals can become involved in the activities of European organizations and, furthermore, the question whether experts can assist the young generation throughout this procedure via knowledge and experience sharing.


Young Entrepreneurship in Europe - the Space perspective

Research has shown that among young people the wish to become an entrepreneur, and their assessment of its feasibility is lower in EU Member States than in comparable and emerging economies.

The Working Group will primarily focus on initiatives that could be implemented in the following areas of the space sector: fostering an entrepreneurial mindset and culture; removing perceived practical and logistical barriers; and providing information, advice, coaching and mentoring to young would‑be entrepreneurs.

As entrepreneurship is not a viable career path for all young people in Europe, just for the minority equipped with the right skills, attitudes and values, future initiatives should focus on this target group to ensure the best use of public funds.

Last updated: 16 January, 2016

This page will give you some useful information concerning the 1st European Space Generation Workshop (E-SGW) , in order to facilitate your planning and to encourage your participation. How do I secure my spot at the E-SGW 2016? What is included in the E-SGW 2016 registration? What do I need to know about the E-SGW 2016? What does it cost?  


How do I secure my spot at E-SGW 2016?

You secure your spot in 3 steps:

Step 1: Apply online through spacegeneration.org (you must log in to your SGAC account to apply)
Step 2: SGAC reviews your application for approval/denial
Step 3: If your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with more details on how to secure your place for E-SGW 2016

Admissions are rolling. This means applications are reviewed as they come in. The sooner you apply, the sooner your application will be reviewed for approval, the sooner you can secure your E-SGW, and start making your travel arrangements!

  • The 1st European Space Generation Workshop 2016 attendance is limited to 70 people, so only the most motivated applicants will attend.
  • If, for any reason, you require further assistance or confirmation, please let us know: عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.

What is included in the E-SGW 2016 registration?

○      Welcome package

○      Delegate Handbook

○      Closing Dinner

○      Coffee Breaks

○      Saturday lunch

○      Optional Sightseeing Tour of Budapest (optional on 28 February 2016, with a separate fee)

○      Speakers, Staff and materials needed for the working groups

○      Your E-SGW Badge, which will give you access to all of the above.


What do I need to know about E-SGW 2016?

  • Your active participation is required.
  • Every delegates will be assigned to one of the working group and work on preparation of a recommendation.
  • You can find a link to the preliminary timetable of E-SGW events. More info on the specific working group topics will be available on the website.
  • The dress code for the E-SGW is business casual, however the dress code is formal clothing or your local national costume for the final closing dinner.
  • There is no specific packing list, but here are some things you might want to take:

○      Passport / European ID

○      Tourist VISA (if required- i.e. Russia and Belarus)

○      A laptop computer or tablet for E-SGW work (if you have one)

○      An electrical adapter to change voltage or shape connector for any appliances brought overseas (European standard, 230V, 50Hz, AC).

○      Notebook

○      Business cards


What does it cost?

  • Registration fee

○      Early bird registration fee: 40 EUR

○      Normal registration fee: 60 EUR

○      On-site registration: not possible

  • You have to pay the registration fee only in January, after your application is accepted. Detailed information about the payment will be sent in the acceptance letter.

More information will be sent to registered delegates about the workshop.

Benefits of Sponsoring

  • Why to support the event?
  • Global benefits:
  • Raising the profile of your agency and/or country as a group that is fundamentally involved on the international stage in the development advanced students and young professionals in the European space sector
  • Meeting and engaging with that group and gaining access to the international network of SGAC
  • Raising the profile of an issue important to your organization in the international community through project partnership with SGAC
  • Publicity amongst the membership of SGAC (thousands of space university students and young professionals worldwide), at the UN, and to other donors, alumni and subscribers to our newsletter
  • Appearance at the event:
    • Sponsors
    • Invitation to the closing dinner
    • Companies leaflet will be in the delegate bag
    • Your logo on the workshop flyer and on the website
  • Event sponsors:
    • Everything above plus
    • experts from your company attending the event to guide the delegates on their discussions to match those of interest your company with speakers, subject matter experts, moderators or delegates
    • Your logo on the sponsored item and at the event (like welcome package, welcome dinner, etc.)
  • Anchor sponsors:
    • Everything above plus you can choose a working group topic, and we offer an opportunity to address the delegates at the beginning of the event

    To find out more about sponsoring the 1st European Space Generation Workshop (E-SGW 2016) please see the Sponsorship Kit for the European Space Generation Workshop (available here).

    Application Process

    For the application, please use our form where you have to provide some personal details and a motivation letter which does not exceed eight hundred characters.

    After the submission of your application, you will get a confirmation email within a few days that we received your data. Please allow us a couple of weeks to review your application. If your application was successful, we will send you an invitation to the workshop with further information.


    Registration Fee

    The planned registration fee is 40 EUR (early bird) and 60 EUR (normal). No onsite registration is possible.

    You have to pay the registration fee only in January, after your application is accepted. Detailed information about the payment will be sent in the acceptance letter.



    You can apply for the workshop after log in. If you have not registered on the SGAC before, you may do so here


    Applications now closed!

    Thank you for your interest in the 2016 E-SGW!


    Please note that after 10 February working group selection will no longer be available and you will be assigned to one of the working groups automatically. After 18 February your spot in the closing dinner may not be secured, pending seat availability in the venue.
    Registration may close without any further notification once the remaining spots are sold so apply now!


    Hungary is situated in the very heart of Europe, for over 1100 years. It has joined the European Union in May 2004 and the European Space Agency in 2015. The country has a size of ~93.000 km2, which makes it similar in size to Indiana, South Korea or Portugal. It has a population of ~10 million inhabitants. Hungary is in the Central European Time zone (GMT+1).




    Budapest, one of the most beautiful historical capitals in Europe, is situated on the banks of the Danube. Budapest conducts its business with a maximum of seriousness: it has administrative, academic and economic central offices and institutions, universities, factories, two international fairs every year and international congresses and conferences.


    …Budapest has easy access from all over Europe…

    Budapest is easily approachable by plane, train, bus and car. Well-known airlines (including several low-cost airlines, e.g. Ryanair, WizzAir, EasyJet) have their regular flights to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. Wizzair offers flights from 40 destinations to Budapest, Ryanair offers flights from 15 destinations. The airport is located only 24 kilometers far away from the city center which can be accessed by public transport. The city has frequent train and bus connections with neighboring countries as well.



    …Budapest is a popular tourist city with gems…

    Budapest offers unlimited possibilities to spend a couple of days in or around the city. The House of Parliament, the Gellért Hill, the Chain Bridge, numerous spas are just a few of them. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools are presented together with the influence of Secession in the city. From Budapest the reform of the system of economic management was launched, and the magic Rubik cube started its world-conquering journey from here.


    …Budapest is famous about the exciting nightlife…

    Budapest has one of the best nightlife in Europe.

    Hungarian food deserves to be mentioned among the country's main attractions. As in other cultures, the Hungarian approach to food combines pride in their own traditions with a readiness to accept outside influences. The result is a vibrant restaurant scene where an Asian-Hungarian fusion restaurant may well be of genuine interest. Luckily, prices are significantly below Western Europe's. 



    The beginning of the 21st century was an exciting turning point in the nightlife of Budapest: in the central area of the city, new places were opened one after another in tenement houses and factory buildings doomed to destruction. These were equipped with rejected furniture of old community centers, cinemas, and grandmothers’ flats, bringing a retro feeling into these places. They were soon called ruinpubs and became popular very quickly among the youth of Budapest.

    The international E-SGW organising team works on a voluntary basis and has members from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Portugal as well as from Italy and Russia.

    Event Managers

    László Bacsárdi (Hungary), Event Manager [عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.] [LinkedIn]

    Dorottya Milánkovich (Hungary), Co-event manager [عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.] [LinkedIn]


    Communications Team

    Istvan Arnocz (Hungary) [عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.] [LinkedIn]

    Ali Baghchehsara (Iran) [عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.] [LinkedIn]

    Lauren Napier (USA) [عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.] [LinkedIn]


    Delegate Team

    Joao Miguel Lousada (Portugal) [عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.] [LinkedIn]

    Adam Kiss (Hungary) [عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.] [LinkedIn]


    Project Team

    Olga Koutsika (Greece) [عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.] [LinkedIn]

    Michal Kunes (Czech) [عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.] [LinkedIn]


    Event Advisors

    Matteo Emanuelli (Italy) [عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.] [LinkedIn]

    Guzel Kamaletnido (Russia) [عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.] [LinkedIn]


    Last updated: 17 January, 2016

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