Helsinki 11.-12.11.2019

US New Space Economy market opportunities and market entry training/workshop

This workshop is preparation for New Space Economy program's US market activities in 2020.

Register here by Nov 7

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Mr. Teuvo Heikkinen
Senior Advisor
Business Finland
teuvo.heikkinen (at) businessfinland.fi
tel. +358 50 553 8378

This two-day training workshop is continuation to the US New Space Economy market study, which was released last spring, and it acts as preparation for Business Finland's New Space Economy program's market activities in the US during spring 2020.

Date and venue

Day 1: Monday Nov 11 2019 8:30 -17:15 (training)
Day 2: Tuesday Nov 12 2019 8:15-17:15 (company specific sparring / workshop)


  • Dr. Ioana Cozmuta
  • Mr. Alexandru Chitea
  • Mr. Pekka Laurila, Iceye, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Mr. Jukka Salminiitty, Foreign Ministry, Senior Trade Commissioner
  • Mr. Markus Ranne, Business Finland, New Space Economy program manager

Address: Team Finland House, Porkkalankatu 1, Helsinki (meeting room: Kallio)

Registration: please register by Thursday Nov 7, 6 p.m. You can register both days separately (Day 1 and/or Day 2). Maximum amount of participating companies is 14.

The event is free-of -charge. Each participant will take care of own travelling, accommodation etc. costs. If the company has registered but the representative does not show up, the registered company commits to pay a EUR 500 no show fee.

Program: Day 1, Monday Nov 11 2019

8:30-9:00 Registration, coffee

9:00-9:15 Opening, introductions

9:15-9:45 Overview of NSE activities in the US
Markus Ranne/Petri Haahti

9:45-11:00 Opportunities and trends in New Space
Dr. Ioana Cozmuta

11:00-12:15 Business in the US: Biz strategy and how to develop a value proposition
Alexandru Chitea

12:15-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 What and how Iceye is doing in the USA. Iceye view on the US New Space Economy market
Pekka Laurila

14:00-15:15 Funding and financing (public/private, what funds, how much, for what, process)
Dr. Ioana Cozmuta/Alexandru Chitea

15:45-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:15 Working with accelerators, Risk charts
Dr. Ioana Cozmuta/Alexandru Chitea

17:15 Closing

Day 2, Tuesday 12.11.2019

Company specific sparring. Each participating company can book a 1 h 30 min slot. Companies should prepare a short pitch (3-5 min) and prepare to discuss about their US plans.

1-on-1 company meetings consists of three (30 min) consecutive sessions. Sessions are planned so that each company should be in place in Ruoholahti ca. 1 h 30 min.


Session 1. Dr. Ioana Cozmuta – SpaceTech / Space Ecosystem (30 min): Company pitch (3-5 min), feedback and discussion on the fit to markets/ecosystem.

Session 2. Alexandru – U.S. Business (30 min): Company pitch (3-5 min), short plan for US markets, discussion and feedback about fit to US markets and the plan.

Session 3. Petri Haahti – TF support : Company pitch (3 min), discussion about suitable TF Support /services for the company.

Proposals for time slots will be emailed to registered participants.