About The Summit

Space is crucial to our everyday lives. Everything from transport to telecommunication, security to
the management of natural disasters, agriculture to financial transactions relies on space. It is central
to the well-being of our societies, not only positively contributing to many aspects of our lives, but
also providing new and exciting opportunities for many sectors of our economy.

Recognising the importance of this domain, Portugal has set sail for space.


Santa Maria Island


Friday and Saturday
June 21-22, 2019

Key Topics


See below the event schedule

Friday, June 21, 2019

Arrival to the island of Santa Maria
19:30 – Networking cocktail and dinner

Welcome Remarks:
Vasco Cordeiro, President, Azores Regional Government
Manuel Heitor –Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal
Chiara Manfletti – Portugal Space

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  • June 22, 2019

  • The Portuguese space strategy, “Portugal Space 2030”, will be addressed in terms of a unique opportunity to foster new and unique space opportunities in Atlantic regions, by addressing emerging needs of non-space sectors and defining how a new generation of launch services, together with Earth observation applications, small satellites and space constellations can support societal wellbeing and unprecedent economic growth.

  • Space data, artificial intelligence and Atlantic testbeds.

  • From energy to agriculture, water management, recycling.

  • Technology transformations in space and non-space sectors – opportunities, such as: Digitalisation; Artificial intelligence; Advanced Manufacturing.

  • Joining forces to better understand the Atlantic and to foster market uptake of Earth observation applications using both EO data as well as telecom and PNT services and deliver added-value to end users.

    A Lab as a sand-boxed to seed new partnerships, developments, and innovation.

    A special focus on the Atlantic will consider the progress of the installation of the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre), and the contribution of new space infrastructures both on the ground and in orbit.

  • Brief final remarks.

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Places filled up quickly last year, so don’t miss your chance this time around! The Summit will start in

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The 2019 New Space Atlantic Summit will bring participants together in the island of Santa Maria, Azores, the site of Portugal’s future space port.