In addition to workshops and courses, SPARC also promotes and encourages the organization of other events, such as Industry Days, in order to connect the different sectors related to space, such as business and industry, regulatory and law.
Outer Space for Development: Policy, Business and Regulatory Summit
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.
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.
Space Start-Ups: Law and Practice
Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) and SPARC held Space Start-Ups: Law and Practice on 15 May 2019.
This event aimed to provide Portuguese Space Start-Ups within the aerospace sector with the essential and basic knowledge of the several Law areas that are relevant to their activity, in a theoretical, but mostly practical, perspective. With this event, IPN and SPARC aim to contribute to the further connection and synergy between Law, Technology, Science and Economy and promote a successful space sector.