Orion Astropreneur Space Academy (Hong Kong), OASA, has been established to accelerate talents and start-ups to enrich opportunities throughout the world, starting from the international city of Hong Kong. We work closely with all universities, mindful employers, and help them establish STEAM programs where youths can learn how to build their own careers in the NewSpace era.
First International NewSpace Conference in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area to Ground Space Technologies.
Join us for an inspiring one-day hybrid conference exploring developments and opportunities in the NewSpace industry. Engage with leading experts and visionaries shaping the future of the space sector and its impact across industries.
NASA-Trained Commercial Astronaut. Chief Scientist at Quantum Technology and Artificial Intelligence at Astradyne, USA.
The Hon. Duncan CHIU
LegCo Member at Technology & Innovation Constituency
The Hon. Prof. KF WONG, MH
LegCo Member; Associate Dean (External Affairs) of Faculty of Engineering; Professor at Dept of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, CUHK
Ir. Eric CHAN
Chief Public Mission Officer at Cyberport
Dr. Lee George LAM, BBS
Co-Chairman at Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group
Sr. Yue-chun CHAN
Head of Spatial Data Office at Development Bureau, HKSAR
Prof. Quentin PARKER
Director, Laboratory for Space Research of HKU
Prof. Alan Kin-tak LAU
President and Chair Professor at Product Innovation, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
Mr. Paul HODGSON
CT/OES HK Joint Chapter, IEEE; Director of Oceanway Corporation Limited; Lecturer, Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE); Advisor, Apps Lab, CityU
Mr. William LEE
Co-Founder of YAS Digital Ltd
Ms. Kitty TANG
Founder & CEO of Kolour Think Tank (KTT) and 60 Pins
Mr. ZHANG Di
General Manager at Quantutong Location Network Co., LTD
Dr. WANG Lei
CEO of ADASpace, Chengdu
Mr. Patrick SUEN
Founder and CEO of eurus.space
Mr. VINCENT Ah-Chuen
Managing Director of ABC Group of Companies, Mauritius
Dr. Alexandru TILITA
President and CEO of 3DK Tech Limited
Prof. Lisa WAN
Acting Director and Associate Professor of School of Hotel and Tourism Management, CUHK
Ms. Pui-Ki Emmanuelle TA
CEO of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited
Mr. Anson BAILEY
Head of Consumer & Retail, Asia Pacific at KPMG China
Prof. CK SHUM
Professor, Distinguished University Scholar at Division of Geodetic Science, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University
Mr. Simon LEE
Director of FinTech, PropTech & Art-Tech at ASTRI
Prof. DING Xiaoli
Chair Professor of Geo-Informatics, Director of Research Institute for Land and Space at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mr. Paul KO
Council Member at OASA & Former Satellite Engineer
Prof. Stephen CHEUNG
HKU Adjunct Professor and Honorary Chief Scientist at at OASA
Prof. SU Meng
Deputy Director of Laboratory for Space Research, HKU
Mr. David CHEW
Head at Satellite Mission, and Systems Engineer, Malaysia
Mr. Roy CHAN
Vice Chairman at OASA
Ms. Rosana WONG
Deputy Chairman at Yau Lee Holdings Limited; Founder & President, Prosit Philosophiae Foundation and Ophylla Ventures; Vice President, Smart City Consortium
Prof. Toa CHARM
Adjunct Professor at Big Data, CUHK; President, Opencert Hub Academy.
Mr. Chon-Kiat LEE
Senior Researcher (Mechanical Lead) at Satellite Research Centre, NTU, Singapore
Dr. Renu BHATIA
Chair at the Listing Committee, Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Council Member of OASA
Dr. Po Chi WU
Former adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley; Advisor at SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s accelerator and incubator programme
Mr. Paul WANG
Director of Techno-Entrepreneurship Core, HKU
Mr. Furuzonfar ZEHIN
Partner at Fresco Capital
Mr. Blaine CURCIO
Founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting. Senior Affiliate Consultant, Euroconsult, New York
Mr. Hamza HAMEED
Chair of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) in Singapore; and Senior Policy Manager at Access Partnership
Dr. Maximilien BERTHET
Assistant Professor at Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The University of Tokyo; Board Member, Asia Pacific Oceania Space Association (APOSA)
Dr. Aurélie TRUR
Advisor at Space Agenda (Turkey)
Dr. Annie KONG
Honourary Project Director of OASA Head, Applied Research and Technology Transfer Office, THEi
Prof. Joseph CHAN
Associate Director of Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor of Practice, HKU
Ms. Maggie YUNG
Managing Director, Head of Treasures and Distribution at DBS HK
Mr. Ivan LEE
Senior Associate at AvantFaire Investment Management
Ms. Francesca LEE
Founder of Per Suit Limited
Prof. Justin LEUNG
Adjunct Associate Professor, Innovation and Information Management, Business School, HKU
Mr. Fletcher NG
Honourary Data Protection Officer at OASA
Prof. Iris TANG
Honourary Advisor Innovations and Entrepreneurship at SDG, OASA
Mr. Charles WONG
Chairman and CEO of Silkwave Holdings
October 20, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening Speech, Housekeeping and Welcome
• “Why here, why now?” Prof. Gregg Li, Executive Director and President, OASA • “How OASA started at Cyberport, and why should Astropreneurship begin here?” Mr. Peter Yan, CEO/Mr. Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer • Do You See What I See?” Mr. Perry Lam, Chairman of OASA/Roy Chan, Vice Chairman • “Innovation and Greater Bay” The Hon Duncan Chiu, Legco Member • “Space and Innovation”. The Hon Prof. K. F. Wong, Legco Member • Other Special and Surprise Guests
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
“China’s Space Policy and Developments and Implications for the Local Industries.”
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
“Building Mini Satellites in Hong Kong and Greater Bay”
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
“Everything happens somewhere - Connecting spatial information with Common Spatial Data Infrastructure (CSDI)”
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
"Tomorrow’s Talents Today: Grounding Space Technologies and Talents Today"
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
“Are there Aliens out there and what does this has to do with NewSpace?”
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
"My Dream: Young persons with Dreams of Space"
Growing algae in the International Space Station (ISS).
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Lunch and Industry Parallel Sharing
1:00 F2F Presentation
1. Edge Computing in Space. “Building the First AI powered Block Chain Satellite Constellation -- Key Infrastructure for Web3.0 Ecosystem”. Dr. Wang Lei, CEO of AdaSpace, Chengdu, China. [Putonghua] 2. NewSpace and Indoor Space. “Connecting to Space from Indoor." Zhang Di, General Manager, Quantutong [Putonghua] 3. Protecting and Insuring You with the Power of GPS. “The Case of YAS Digital Ltd.” William Lee, Co-Founder. 4. NewSpace and Precision Agriculture. “Cislunar Water Economy, Water Propulsion and its Implications.” Patrick Suen. Founder and CEO of eurus.space, a start-up on developing emerging space tech concepts.
1. Space Food: “How Seaweeds grown in space and on earth will mitigate climate change? (Someone from the food or Space food industry). Mr. Vincent Ah Chuen, Group Managing Director of ABC Group of Companies in Mauritius [from Mauritius] 2. Spacecraft Repairs: 3D Printing in Space: How aircraft repairs use using space technologies to print aircraft parts. Example, Dr. Alexandru Tilita, President & CEO, 3DK Tech Limited. [from Mumbai] 3. Space Tourism:Space Tourism Isn’t Science Fiction Anymore. Prof. Lisa Wan, Acting Director and Associate Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, CUHK. [from Macau.] 4. Space Law, Mediation and Arbitration: “Launch Rockets, not Rocks at Your Space Partners.” Ms. Emmanuelle Ta, CEO. EBRAM.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Afternoon Parallel Sessions
Session Topic A: Satellite Observations as the Sentinel for Climate Actions
Panel Moderator: Mr. Anson Bailey, Partner, Technology Sector, KPMG Keynote: Prof. CK Shum, Professor & Distinguished University Scholar, Division of Geodetic Science, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University.
Panel Members: • Mr. Simon Lee, Director of Client Development in Fintech, Proptech & Arttech, ASTRI • Prof. Ding Xiaoli, Chair Professor of Geomatics, PolyU
Session Topic B: Putting Data Centres into Orbit, the Next Game-Changer?
Panel Moderator: Mr. Paul Ko, Council Member of OASA. Former Satellite Engineer Keynote: Dr. Stephen Cheung, OASA Chief Scientist. Former Adjunct Professor at HKU, Dept of Physics
Panel Members: • Prof. Meng Su, Deputy Director of Lab for Space Research, HKU. • Mr. David Chew, Head of Satellite Mission and Systems Engineer, Malaysia.
Session Topic C: Smart City Coming of Age with NewSpace
Panel Moderator: Mr. Roy Chan, Vice Chairman of OASA Keynote: Ms. Rosana Wong, MH. Deputy Chairman of Yau Lee Holdings Ltd, Founder & President Prosit Philosophiae Foundation and Ophylla Ventures. Vice President of SCC.
Panel Members: • Dr. Toa Charm (aka Mr. Data). President, Opencert Hub Academy. • Mr. Chon-Kiat Lee. NTU Satellite Research Centre, Singapore.
Session topic D: Unreasonable Entrepreneurship
Panel Moderator: Dr. Renu Bhatia. Chair of the Listing Committee, Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Council Member of OASA. Keynote: Prof. Po Chi Wu, former adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley. Advisor to SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s accelerator and incubator programme.
Panel Members: • Mr. Paul Wang, Director, Techno-Entrepreneurship Core, HKU. • Mr. Furuzonfar Zehni, Partner, Fresco.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
International Parallel Sessions
International Parallel Zoom Sessions broadcast into each of the four rooms. Simultaneous translation to Putonghua provided by AI.
a) China Space: China’s Rising Commercial Space Sector and Opportunities for Hong Kong. Mr. Blaine Curcio, Founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting. Senior Affiliate Consultant, Euroconsult, New York. b) Japan Space: “A tale of two cities: NewSpace in Tokyo and perspectives for Hong Kong" Max Berthet, Assistant Professor at Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The University of Tokyo; Board Member, Asia Pacific Oceania Space Association (APOSA). c) Next Gen Participation: "The importance of the youth in the growth of the space sector for a city like Hong Kong”, Hamza Hameed, Chair of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) in Singapore; and Senior Policy Manager at Access Partnership. d) Middle East Space: “Catching Up to Smart Cities.” Space Agenda. Advisor. Dr. Aurelie Trur. Turkey.
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
4:20 PM - 4:35 PM
Satellite-5G Converged Network & 6G Universal Internet
4:35 PM - 5:00 PM
“Tomorrow’s Talent Today – Do We Have the Right Stuff?”
5:00 PM - 5:25 PM
The Three Missions of Civilian Built Space Academy and Why They Matter for GBA and Hong Kong.
5:25 PM - 5:30 PM
Notes of Thanks by Conference Organisers
Conference End at 5:30
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Exhibition End at 6:00
Cyberport 3, Function Rooms and Training Rooms 1-3 100 Cyberport Road Hong Kong SAR (China)
Disclaimer by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government (ITC):
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material/event (or by members of
the project team) do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Innovation and Technology Commission, or the General Support Programme (GSP) Vetting Committee of the Innovation and Technology Fund.
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