Past Events

In addition to workshops and courses, SPARC also promotes and encourages the organization of Industry Days, in order to connect the different sectors related to space, such as business and industry, regulatory and law.

SPARC and Nova School of Law were involved in the organization of the first Industry Day held in Portugal, entitled “Outer Space for Development: Policy, Business and Regulatory Summit” on 21 May 2018.


Outer Space for Development: Policy, Business and Regulatory Summit

Vieira de Almeida (VdA), in collaboration with the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) and Nova School of Law organized an Outer Space for Development: Policy, Business and Regulatory Summit at VdA’s offices in Lisbon, on the 21st of May 2018.

The Summit aimed to illustrate the exciting developments taking place in the Portuguese space sector, with a particular focus on industrial development, national space strategy and the development of a national space law. Overall, the Summit seeked to highlight the usefulness of space in a national context, but also the broader European and global efforts to ensure space becomes a valuable tool for development and modern societies.

Speakers included high level representatives from the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, European Union, European Space Agency and Portuguese Government. There were also present experts from industry, academia and other national governments to offer their thoughts. The day was sectioned into three main segments:

– Space Policies
– Space Business
– Legal and Regulatory

The three segments sought to provide a holistic picture of the necessary elements to promote a successful space sector. As well, as the benefits of doing so.

The event preceded the opening of the 2018 European Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court.













Photos are available on the ECSL’s Facebook page here.