Space4Youth Competition 2022

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), in collaboration with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), launched the 2022 edition of the Space4Youth Essay Competition! Water scarcity is a major global challenge. Young people play a key role. UNOOSA and SGAC want to give a voice to and promote youth's ideas on the use of space for water resources management and aquatic ecosystem preservation

2022-12-09T04:42:22+01:00October 21st, 2022|Tags: , , , |

6th African Space Generation Workshop

The 6th African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) is a two-day regional workshop, which brings together students, young professionals, industry experts, and government stakeholders from across the African continent. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for the future leaders of Africa’s space sector to proactively establish strong relationships, exchange ideas and knowledge, and collaborate on novel ways in which space technology can be utilised for the benefit of Africa. The 6th AF-SGWl will take place on the 25th and 26th November 2022, in Rabat, Morocco. The theme for this workshop is ‘#Space4Africa for a more prosperous continent’ and participants will be divided into working groups (WGs), each focusing on a specific sub-theme broadly covering Space Education & Outreach, Space Law & Policy, Space Business, Space Systems & Technology, Space Life Sciences & Applications, AI, Big Data and Quantum Technology in GIS.

2022-10-10T11:49:15+02:00October 10th, 2022|Tags: , |

Global Satellite Tracking Initiative Gets Academic Institution Recognition in Zimbabwe 

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS-Zimbabwe), a club at the Midlands State University (MSU), unveiled a Satellite Ground Station Kit which they received from the Space Generation Advisory Council, at an unboxing ceremony held at the University’s Campus in Zimbabwe on the 16th of June 2022.

2022-09-15T11:34:08+02:00September 15th, 2022|Tags: , , |

The SGAC Alumni Programme Lifts Off!

The SGAC community is fortunate to include a huge number of distinguished alumni and the outstanding power of the SGAC community is clear in forging lasting friendships, inspiring business ideas, as well as launching future career opportunities.  Alumni can serve as shining examples of the people that make up the SGAC community. Maintaining communication channels with alumni means SGAC can keep them informed of current achievements and make them part of SGAC’s future, not just its past. Good alumni relations benefit alumni as well as SGAC: by helping SGAC grow, alumni are also enhancing the value of their own SGAC experience. 

, 2022-09-15T11:22:11+02:00September 15th, 2022|Tags: , , |

AWS Space Accelerator (September 2022)

Raleigh Wooldridge met with Alchemist Accelerator Managing Director Rachel Chalmers to discuss AWS’s Space Accelerator. Rachel provided background on the program as well as an overview of companies selected in the 2022 cohort. Most useful to SGAC members, she gave a glimpse into what characteristics startup accelerators, specifically AWS and Alchemist, look for in startup founders. If you want to learn more about the AWS Space Accelerator and potentially submit an application in April 2023, you can find information at the Alchemist website.

2022-10-24T17:32:53+02:00September 15th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Pioneer Award: Tasman Powis

In 2012, Tasman attended his first SGAC event, the SGC in Naples, and said that after the event; “I knew the SGAC was something I needed to be a part of. Through the SGC and IAC, I learned very quickly that my passion lay within the engineering and science that made space travel a reality.”

2022-09-06T15:43:56+02:00September 6th, 2022|Tags: , |

Bari, Italy to host the 7th European Space Generation Workshop in 2023!

After a successful event in Cyprus this year, the next SGAC’s European flagship event is coming and will take place in Bari, Italy. The two-day event will gather more than a 100 students, young professionals, experts from the industry and space agencies. This will create a unique platform to exchange ideas and network between each other and prominent speakers to further nurture the next generation’s views on space matters. Each bid for this next European edition has been evaluated by SGAC Executive Council members, along with a regional selection committee. This evaluation was performed considering several criteria:  programme, location, budget, working groups, among others. This workshop is scheduled for the first half of 2023, with a call for the supporting organising team to be advertised soon. The organising team will be led by Ada Ranieri and Giuliana Rotola as Event Managers. Meet them down below!

2022-08-16T22:01:43+02:00August 16th, 2022|Tags: , , |
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