Ambassador @ ESA
Nicolas Helssen is currently the Belgian ambassador for the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Business Applications Programme, working out of the Belgian Science Policy Office in Brussels. His goal is to create awareness for the ESA Space Solutions Belgium Centre, find potential candidates and guide them through a successful application process with ESA and BELSPO. He previously worked at the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications in the United Kingdom as an economic researcher.
IoT is already present in many aspects of daily life: health & fitness applications, security, home automation, smart cities, connected vehicles, energy, etc. Whatever their purpose, these solutions may require global interconnectivity, precision timing & positioning, remote monitoring, geo-information, etc. Space assets such as satellite communication, navigation, Earth observation, or spaceflight technology can satisfy some of these needs and thus empower these services. During this talk, we will explore some examples of space-enabled IoT services and how ESA Space Solutions can give you the right tools to further develop your business.Economy
Darwin Room 10:30