The 2018 TSS set a new record:
25% increase in attendance with 3700 participants
Insightful debates on the latest trends in the space sector and their impact on society: the increasing importance of satellite data and the revolution on Earth Observation business models, the quick development of downstream applications, the rise of NanoSpce projects and the latest challenges for the space industry.
Opening ceremony in presence of M Yulong TIAN, General Secretary of the Chinese National Space Agency and the Chinese delegation .
Official launch of the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) during the “Space Climate Observatory: Toward a World Observatory on the Impacts of Climate Change” round table
Startups Village with around 60 startups from all over the world – 16 countries represented
The International Prize went to Wright Team Incorporated from Australia for their tamper-proof registration and identification system for drone operators. The technology used is built around a CNES patent based on Galileo.
The French National Prize was awarded to the Cannes team for its Lycie project, a free mobile application that improves the safety of road users and saves them money. This project is based on a CNES patent enabling detection of unusual behaviour.
The Toulouse Space Show ended with the closing address made by Frédérique Vidal, French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
The last day was open to a non professional audience with the presence of Thomas Pesquet as speaker in the round table “Living and working in Space”.
More than 600 lucky pupils have had the opportunity to meet Thomas Pesquet and Sylvestre Maurice, two reknown scientific personalities and give their personal vision of the future thanks to the development of space technologies
About ESOF Toulouse 2018
The biennal European event, EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) will take place in Toulouse, « European City of Science » from 9 to 14 July 2018. « Sharing science: towards new horizons » will be the motto of this ESOF 2018 edition, a 6-in-1 event including various sections « Science », « Science policy », ‘Science to Business », « Careers » and « Media & Science Communication » and a « Science in the City » programme dedicated to the general public. A series of themes covering all fields of science and their relations with society are covered by this multidisciplinary event through conferences, exhibitions and satellite events.