Co-founder at Disrupt Space
- Bremen Area, Germany, DE
- +49 (0) 176 81 589 303
At HE-Space, I worked closely with the CEO, representing and advising the City of Bremen on Bremen's role in an international ecosystem for space startups.
At the University of Bremen, I was working as a research engineer on a feasibility study on how to create an international hub for space startups in Bremen. I was responsible for a global market analysis and organized an international summit for space entrepreneurs in Bremen.
I worked as a research engineer in the Space Launcher Systems Analysis department where I designed and analyzed new expendable and reusable space transportation systems with the aim to lower the cost to access space. I was responsible for software development, system level analyses and process improvements at conceptual and preliminary design levels.
I co-led Europe's first StartupWeekend Space. The event brought together 80 interdisciplinary participants with 18 nationalities. Mentors, speakers and judges including multiple venture capitalists from across the world participated in the event. As a result, several space startups are in the early phases of forming. Ongoing support is provided to the teams.
I was an active member of SGAC, a non-governmental organisation and professional network which aims to bring the views of students and young space professionals to the United Nations (UN), space industry and other organizations. I actively participated in the Space Generation Congress (SGC) in relation with the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Last two years my focus was on commercial space and entrepreneurship.
The classical model of innovation behind closed doors is slowly but surely being challenged by the Open Innovation model that is reshaping the way space organizations bring new products and services into the market.