SpaceGen Ambassador Award

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The SGAC “SpaceGen Ambassador Award”


In 2019, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), the “SpaceGen Ambassador Award” programme has been launched. SGAC wants to acknowledge organisations that deeply care for our generation, our talents, skills and needs – organisations that actively support us as the next generation of space leaders, empower us as such and enable us to grow.

The award is presented to an organisation from the space sector, either governmental, non-governmental, or private company which provides expertise and demonstrates ongoing support for the ‘next’ generation, caring and mentoring students and young space professionals, allowing them to develop the ‘know-how’ for a progressive space career.


SGAC wishes to recognise space organisations that support the young generation carrying at least two of the following:

Support space-related youth organisations and programmes by:

  • Providing support and/or funding
  • Providing support and/or offering sponsorships of events
  • Showing availability to reach out and advise space start-ups and/or offer mentoring programs.

Have internal programmes for the youth (i.e. training, mentorship, financial support for continual development):

  • Award scholarships and grant programmes for its employees
  • Provide training and educational programmes for its employees
  • Support mentoring programmes within the organisation

Proactively inspire the youth (both internally and externally) by:

  • Having a mission that inspires the next generation of space professionals
  • Promoting positive work environment culture
  • Conducting outreach, educational and motivational activities

Connect space communities worldwide for:

  • Supporting discussion and enabling networking opportunities worldwide
  • Being proactively open to partnerships and cooperation for projects

Alignment to SGAC’s mission

To be eligible, the organisation needs also to represent the SGAC mission in at least two of the following criteria:

  • Empowering its young professionals with real responsibilities within the organisation
  • Embracing and promoting diversity (generational, geographical, gender)
  • Supporting SGAC’s activities and members

Nomination and Selection Rules

Who can nominate

The nomination is encouraged by the wider SGAC community.

Jury Panel

The Jury Panel is formed of:

  • SGAC Executive Director
  • SGAC Co-Chairs
  • 2 Selected Volunteers from the SGAC Executive Committee

Conflict of interest

In order to avoid conflict of interests, Jury members will be asked to declare, and eventually abstain from evaluating, which nominations come from:

  • Entities that they are currently employees of
  • Entities that they have worked for
  • Entities that they are actively seeking or envisioning employment from

Evaluation Process

  • The Jury Panel evaluates and selects the winner, providing rationales for the choices


  • 1 March – 30 April: Call for nomination is open
  • 15 – 30 April: Call for judges
  • 1 May – 14 May: Membership Manager sets up the evaluation documents
  • 15 May – 30 May: Evaluation period
  • 31 May: Announcement and Notice to the awardee
  • Space Generation Congress Closing Dinner: Public announcement – To be confirmed

Nominations are currently open.  Please submit nominations here.


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Secure World Foundation is presented with the SpaceGen Ambassador Award!

October 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES, 19 October 2019 - SGAC is very pleased and honoured to announce that the Secure World Foundation, nominated by Ms. Agnieszka Łukaszczyk, Senior Director - European Affairs at Planet, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 SGAC SpaceGen Ambassador Award!

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