Workshop on Exploring the Hidden Economic Value of Space Applications

When: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Where: Lindner Commons, 6th Floor Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC

The SDA Bocconi School of Management-SEE Lab, the Secure World Foundation, and the Space Policy Institute organized a half-day workshop on September 5, 2019 in Washington, DC that discussed the large but not well-measured contribution of space services to efficiency and productivity of end user applications, focusing on the transportation and agriculture sectors. Hidden economic effects of space are those associated with the productivity and efficiency aspects of using space capabilities and technologies as additions to or substitutes for non-space, terrestrial, means of doing all aspects of business activities including production, sales, delivery, and marketing. For consumers, they may be quality of life improvements and benefits.  Workshop speakers included representatives from U.S and European satellite data and value added services providers, end users of space services, and economists and analysts involved in the assessment of economic impacts. An opening keynote was given by the Director of the Office of Space Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

This event was part of a series of workshops analyzing the evolution of a sustainable space environment and economy. 

Event Materials

Please contact SWF Director of Private Sector Programs, Mr. Ian Christensen for more information.

Last updated on September 10, 2019