EVENT: VI International Conference on Risks’ in Space Sector on 18 April 2024 in Poland

Space Entrepreneurship Institute, Kozminski University and Polish Space Agency organise a conference on the topic of "Standards and best practises as a tool for risk prevention in the space sector", divided into two sessions: "Space Programme Management from Administrative and Business Perspective. How to define a favourable industrial policy for space? " and "The role of standards and good practises in space law".

Risk management is a widely recognized process applied to effectively oversee space activities in a manner that is both reliable and predictive. The establishment and ongoing development of standards and best practices play a pivotal role in supporting the risk management process, serving to mitigate the materialization of risks. These standards and practices necessitate a strong alignment with strategic management and space law frameworks. The primary aim of the forthcoming conference is to elucidate and deliberate upon such standards and best practices from strategic, managerial, and legal perspectives. This thematic focus has been selected with the intent of fostering awareness among entrepreneurs, particularly those engaged in the burgeoning NewSpace sector, as well as public administration and other stakeholders within the space industry, including investors and financing institutions.

Organizers and addresses The conference is being organized in collaboration with esteemed entities such as the Polish Space Agency, Rzeszów Technical University, the Agency for Entrepreneurial Development, the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce, the European Space Agency, and representatives of National Delegates from the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region.



10.30 – 11.00   Registration / welcome coffee

11.00 – 11.15                                

Opening session – invitation by Organizers

  • Kozminski University – Katarzyna Malinowska
  • SEI – Michał Szwajewski
  • ECSECO – Charlotte Mathieu / Prof Vito Albino
  • POLSA – Prof. Wrochna, President of POLSA
11.15 – 12.30

Space Program Management from Administrative and Business Perspective. How to define beneficial space industrial policy?


Session hosted by ECSECO / SEI


The session will address good practices, lessons learned from the space program and project management issues. The aforementioned topics will deal with technology development strategies in the standard old and new approaches to space. 

  • ECSECO: prof. Vito Albino – Key Note – Managerial Session
  • SEI: Strategic wide perspective for Space Sector Development – Michał Szwajewski 
  • Sessions by Dr Michał Wierciński (POLSA) and Maria Gabriella Sarah (ESA)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 –14.30

The role of standards and good practices in the space law. ]


The session will address the problem of standards and good practices as a tool for governing the space sector by the launching states from the legal perspective. The role of standards and good practices as an international custom will be discussed as well as an element of the national space laws in the context of ensuring the sustainability of space exploration.


  • Kozminski University – Katarzyna Malinowska – Introduction
  • Topic 1- Prof. Mahulena Hofman, University of Luxembourg
  • Topic 2 - Prof Balázs Bartoki-Gonczy, Institute of Space Law and Policy, Ludovika University of Public Service, Budapest
  • Topic 3 - Jenni Tapio, ESA
  • Discussion 
14.30 Coffee Break
15.00 – 16.00

Panel Discussion: Standards and good practices shared along CEE region. 


What we have learned? What are the missing areas, knowledge gaps in different countries? How we can support our awareness to build competitive advantages? Representatives of space administration and entrepreneurs from Czechia, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, ECSECO.

16.00 Closing of the Conference 
19.00 – 22.00  Dinner