Investor Perspective on Responsible Space Behavior Discussed at Singapore Workshop

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Secure World Foundation, in partnership with the Singapore Space & Technology Association (SSTA), organized a workshop on February 5, 2020 in Singapore on the topic of the “Responsible Space Behavior and the Democratization of Space.” The workshop was held on the day prior to the 2020 Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC). The workshop included presentations on general trends in commercial space, presentations from space-related start-ups on the challenges of operational space sustainability, a keynote from OneWeb on that company's Responsible Space Initiative, and a panel of representatives involved in space-related investment and finance activities. Key themes emerging from the discussion included the role of investors in identifying start-up teams that include sustainability and responsibility concepts from the onset of the business; the importance of workforce development and training as a method to share best practices, and the natural links between many space applications business and impact-motivated investing.  A report summarizing the workshop is forthcoming.

As the space start-up community continues to grow internationally, and the investment/finance community becomes more involved, SWF is working with partners to organize the “Space Investing & Responsible Behavior” workshop series. In a growing and diversifying community of space-interested investors, this discussion series seeks to raise awareness of the importance of responsible operations practices in light of the unique challenges to the sustainability of the space domain. This workshop at GSTC aimed to examine the context through which the investor community can work with industry to encourage and implement responsible space operations practices.

Please click here to download the final agenda and speaker biographies.

Last updated on February 5, 2020