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    IAC-17 — 68th International Astronautical Congress

    E6. BUSINESS INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM

    The Business Innovation Symposium is designed to offer papers that observe, study, analyse, describe, and/or propose any topic related to space activities that have commercial objectives, whether from an academic and/or practitioner perspective.

    Coordinator

    Ken Davidian
    Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)United States

    E6.1. New space individuals, projects, programs, or business units: innovation, entrepreneurship & investment at the microscopic level of analysis

    Included in this session are topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment at the microscopic level of analysis and conducted by any sector (e.g., public or private, government or industry, etc.). Subjects of interest can include analyses, narrative descriptions, or current practices regarding individual projects, programs, business units (within a firm, regardless of the firm size). Example topics may include specific business plan ideas, descriptions of particular fund raising techniques, performance of a specific division within a company, etc.

    Co-Chair

    Ken Davidian
    Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)United States

    E6.2. New space industry segments, firms, actor groups, and multiple programs: innovation, entrepreneurship & investment at the mesoscopic level of analysis

    Included in this session are topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment at the mesoscopic level of analysis, (between the microscopic and macroscopic levels of analysis) and conducted by any sector (e.g., public or private, government or industry, etc.). Subjects of interest can include analyses, narrative descriptions, or current practice of entire firms (regardless of firm size), groups of actors (e.g., the government sector, the financial sector, etc.), and systems of programs. Example subjects may include industry-segment analyses or descriptions (within a specific country), perspectives of investment community of the industry, descriptions of public-private partnership arrangements, etc. It should be noted that the boundary definitions between the mesoscopic level and the micro- and macro-level perspectives are not particularly clear.

    Co-Chair

    Ken Davidian
    Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)United States

    E6.3. New space at the national, international, and overall industry levels: innovation, entrepreneurship & investment at the macroscopic level of analysis

    Topics of innovation, entrepreneurship and investment from the macroscopic perspective may include theory-based analyses or narrative descriptions of current practice or programs at the national, regional, and/or international levels of analysis. Examples could include descriptions of public-private partnership arrangements, industry-specific structure or change analyses (across multiple countries), etc.

    Co-Chair

    Ken Davidian
    Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)United States

    E6.IP. Interactive Presentations

    This session offers a unique opportunity to deliver your key messages in an interactive presentation on any of the subjects of Business Innovation addressed in the classic Sessions. The presentation will be displayed on a digital screen in a dedicated location and available for view by all Congress attendees for the entire Congress week. In addition, one afternoon is dedicated exclusively for the attendees to view the Interactive Presentations, and the author will be assigned a specific eight minute slot to personally present the topic and interact with the attendees present. The Interactive Presentation may take advantage of all electronic display capabilities, such as: PowerPoint charts, embedded hot links, pictures, audio and video clips etc. An award will also be presented to the author of the best Interactive Presentation in the E Category at a special ceremony. An Abstract that follows the standard format must be submitted by the deadline for standard IAC abstracts.

    Co-Chair

    Ken Davidian
    Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)United States