The 1st Romanian Space Café event took place on April 14th, in an online format, aiming to create an environment appropriate for making connections, share information, and create an informal environment at the crossroads of space and business. We, ROS, are working to support start-ups and scale-ups to grow and participate in the new exciting field of space entrepreneurship so that more people can participate in, benefit from, and understand space..
In this first edition participants explored the Romanian Space Ecosystem and upcoming space trends and opportunities. Questions such as "What exactly is the space ecosystem and who are the main actors?" or “How does developing launching capabilities promote new avenues for business in space?” were answered.
The invited speaker was Claudiu Tănăselia - Physicist, senior researcher at Research Institute for Analytical Instrumentation (ICIA) Cluj-Napoca, founder of parsec.ro website and space editor for Știință &Tehnică magazine; mass spectrometry specialist, space activities enthusiast and meteorite collector.
Most of the participants introduced themselves and the interests they have in the space activities. The participation was diverse, from the Institute of Space Sciences with a long tradition in space activities, companies and start-ups involved in the space sector and one company not traditionally involved with space.
To learn more about the Romanian Space cafe initiative and upcoming events, visit the initiative page.