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The National Space Conference 2023

The Ministry of Higher Education and Science, the Center for Defence, Space & Security (CenSec) and the University of Southern Denmark have joined forces to manage and develop the annual National Space Conference in 2023.
  • Tid og sted
  • Hvornår 09. november 2023 09:00 til 10. november 2023 17:00
  • Hvor University of Southern Denmark

The National Space Conference will be a unique opportunity to explore some of the most exciting and pressing topics in the field of space, as well as connect and catch up with fellow space enthusiasts and colleagues.

The National Space Conference features a lineup of international keynote speakers, who will share their expertise on topics such as European autonomy in space, and commercial opportunities and challenges in the space industry. In addition, the conference will include six tracks - three on each conference day - including interesting talks and engaging discussions. The six tracks are as follow:

  • Robots and Drones
  • Space-based Green Transition
  • Defense and Security
  • Space Related Education
  • International Cooperation & Commercialization
  • Science

Along with insightful content, the conference will provide plentiful of networking opportunities, a matchmaking session, and an evening dinner.

The conference program is currently being developed. Stay tuned for updates on speakers and more.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Christina Egelund, Minister of Higher Education and Science
  • Jens Ringsmose, Rector, SDU
  • Catherine Kavvada, Director for Space Development & Innovation, European Commission
  • Daniel Neuenschwander, (incoming) Director for Exploration, European Space Agency
  • Nick Appleyard, ESA, Head of Applications and Solution Department, European Space Agency
  • Rasmus Flytkjær, Divisional Director, Head of Space, London Economics
  • Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, Danish Tech Ambassador
  • Matthew Koeppe, NASA Europe Representative


Peter Mandix Sehestedt
Tlf.: +45 72 31 82 02
Email: pse@ufm.dk
Cecilie Tornøe
Tlf.: +45 72 31 82 84
Email: ct@ufm.dk