Training session

Date:07 Oct 2010

1st International Space Conference in Lithuania “SEMW2010 - Space Economy in the Multipolar World”, Vilnius 7-8. October

1st International Space Conference in Lithuania “SEMW2010 - Space Economy in the Multipolar World”  (, organized by Ministry of Economy of Lithuania, Vilnius University, Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian Space Association will take place in Vilnius, on October 6th-8th, 2010. Beside main sessions, two special parallel subsessions, devoted to FP7 project “NordicBaltSat” (FP7-Space-2008/11, WP2 - capacity building in R&D areas and utilizing industrial space potential) will be carried on:

  • 15:30-18.00, October 7, 2010 -  Parallel subsession P1.1 (Venue: Lithuanian Academy of Sciences; Address: Gedimino pr. 3, Vilnius, Lithuania);
  •  9:00-12:00, October 8, 2010 -  Parallel subsession P2.1 (Venue: Lithuanian Academy of Sciences ; Address: Gedimino pr. 3, Vilnius, Lithuania).

The training programme (Workshop) „How to do business in the European Space sector” will be carried on by researchers of  International Space University (Parc d'Innovation, 1 rue Jean-Dominique Cassini, 67400 ILLKIRCH GRAFFENSTADEN, France, Prof.  Walter Peeters, Dr Bernd Madauss and Mr Victor Billig (for information contact Ms. Zita Fonyodi, Directline: +33 3 88 65 50 12 ; Fax: + 33 3 88 65 54 47).

Short content of Workshop: As Lithuania is envisaging closer contact with ESA and the European space sector in general, in a first instance the structure of this sector will be discussed. Indeed, space business is still in a transition phase from a purely governmental to a more commercial oriented sector and the interrelation between both has to be stressed.

Important is the notion that the space sector in general has developed and implemented a number of successfully proven management techniques which are unique and therefore make it rather difficult for new entrants to compete in an environment which is known to some traditional companies without any help through training and support.

This is in particular the case in terms of project management, system engineering and project control where dedicated processes have been developed over the years. Companies which are not familiar with these techniques will have a considerable barrier during the tendering and evaluation process.

The workshop will therefore initiate the participants in aspects related to space sector contracts in order to provide a first impression of the specific issues. The objective is an awareness of potential newcomers, with the intention to have, for those interested, a more in-depth individual approach in next phases of the NordicBaltsat project. The workshop is an integral part of this contract and will be lead by experienced specialists having dealt for many years with European space contracts and business.


 Thursday, 7th OctoberFriday, 8th October
9.00 - 9.45 Project Control Principles
9.45 - 10.30 Technical Specifications & Document Control
10.45 - 11.30 Cost Calculation
11.30 - 12.00 Interactive Q&A Session
15.30 - 16.10Space Business in Europe 
16.10 - 16.40Project Management in the Space Sector 
16.50 - 17.30Tendering Process 
17.30 - 18.00Interactive Q&A Session 
Agenda Lithuania WP2 oct2010 v28Sept.pdf42.97 KB