About the Conference, 2013

The International Conference “Space Economy in the Multipolar World (SEMWO)” is one of the largest events in the Baltics, focussing on space science, technologies and their commercial application, each year bringing together space scientists, businessmen, leaders of national space programmes to discuss the latest developments in space economy. This year’s Conference SEMWO 2013 will take place for the fourth time in a row.

The event has become a meeting point for global space actors and partners from small countries or countries that are new in space activities, enabling them to discuss and evaluate current developments in the commercial aerospace market, its future trends, innovative ideas and technologies, investment possibilities, as well as closer co-operation.

As in previous years, the Conference “Space Economy in the Multipolar World, 2013 (SEMWO 2013)” will feature, among its speakers, high-profile space professionals from the established space superpowers: the U.S., Japan, the European Union, Russia and China.

The first day of the Conference will focus on the European Space Innovation, International Collaboration, Space for Exploring the Solar System and the Universe.

The second day of the Conference will involve technical presentations on Earth Observation and Space Situational Awareness, Key Enabling Technologies, Remotely Operated Vehicles and Nanosatellites Technologies.

The third day of the Conference (20 September) will be devoted to Space funding under the future EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020. This information and the partnership event is supported by EU FP7 national contact points’ collaboration project COSMOS+, funded under FP7. Information about EU space research funding prospects will be given by DG Enterprise and Industry Space research unit; EU 7BP-funded space research projects will be presented, a partnership event will be held with presentations of institutions interested in space research from Lithuania and abroad.

At the same time (19-22 September), there will be an exhibition “European Space Expo”, organised jointly by the Ministry of Economy, the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology, and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, introducing to the Lithuanian population the practical application of space technologies in daily life.

Space Economy in the Multipolar World (SEMWO 2013)


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