Exactly a year ago, Luxembourg and Poland made official their intention to work together on space activities development through the signing of an official memorandum. Last week, this ambition was further strengthened by the celebration of the 2nd Luxembourg-Poland Business Conference, an event focused on the current state of the space industry, which marked an important date for the future of joint space projects between the two countries.
“Poland was the second country after Portugal with which Luxembourg has started co-operating in this sector, and we wish for this relationship to further develop”, said Etienne Schneider at the Conference, highlighting that European firms, in general, should invest more into new technologies.
The space industry is growing exponentially in size and popularity, and Poland is among the countries with the most activity in this sector: around 300 companies and startups are currently proliferating on the Polish territory.
The event featured a speech by H. E. Mr. Conrad Bruch, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Poland, a speech by Mr. Etienne Schenider, Vicepresident and Minister of the Economy of Luxembourg, three panels held by key industry exponents from both Poland and Luxembourg. LPCC President Artur Sosna participated as Master of Ceremonies.
During his speech, Minister Schneider touched on the important role of academic institutions in preparing the workforce of the future. Many universities are looking forward to the future and including interdisciplinary programs to their offers, such as Warsaw University of Technology, but also Luxembourg University, which launched its Interdisciplinary Space Master this fall.
The conference was organized jointly by the Luxembourg-Poland Chamber of Commerce, the Embassy of The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Poland, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Luxembourg, and the Polish-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.