Space Day 2015 – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

Space Day 2015

Students as an innovative resource for securing growth and jobs

Space Day 2015 is about engaging students as an innovative company resource for staying ahead in the global competition and securing high tech jobs in Denmark. This is done by matching the different tasks and challenges facing the high tech companies with the relevant competences found among the students at Danish universities. Such collaboration can play out in different ways. It could be in the form of a student project or it could be as a student employee.

Danish high tech space companies compete for contracts from ESA, other space agencies and international space industry on a daily basis. Contracts awarded to Danish companies cover development of equipment as well as generating services based on data from space infrastructure. Companies compete by mastering many types of engineering including software, programming, statistics, data analysis, modelling etc.

Research and industrial activities in space span vast and varied fields, from research in space to launching high-tech equipment, from the utilization of data from navigation satellites in cars and phones to satellite images for monitoring the environment and climate. The technologies used are highly specialized and often involve the development of new materials, new techniques, new software and new modus operandi. In other words, there is a demand for continuous innovation at all levels.

Matchmaking between students and space industry
At Space Day 2015 collaboration between high tech businesses and students at bachelor-, masters-, and PhD levels is the main focus in order to address this challenge. Space Day's Match Making programme offers students the opportunity to meet with companies to explore the options for carrying out projects with industry. Space Day 2015 will take place in the form of speeches from key players in the Danish space industry before lunch followed by the Match Making programme in the afternoon.

Don´t be a goldfish out of the bowl! Start nursing your networks, even when you are a student. Only then can you learn to swim!

Time and place
Space Day 2015 takes place on Friday September 11th, starting at 10:30 and ending at approx. 15:00 (no later than 17:00) in Confederation of Danish Industry on Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen.

Access the preliminary programme and sign up for the event here no later than 31 July.
Participation is free.