KvarkenSpaceEco (9/2019–06/2022)

KvarkenSpaceEco - EU Interreg Botnia-Atlantica project.

The project will implement a long-lasting regional economic development structure for space-based business and innovation, i.e. a Kvarken Space Center. The planned center’s primary objective is to support regional businesses to develop opportunities within the “new space economy” and commercialise existing space-based data.

Factors have developed in the space industry that allow much less expensive processes to be implemented in space relative to the past. To aid the region in taking a stake in these new economic activities as well as available data and services, the center will assure that an understanding of the latest technologies is available, along with the capacity to implement them. The center will share knowledge and implement demonstration projects to bring the regional businesses to the level needed to independently manage their own space business activities.

The center will work closely with regional education systems and development companies and will promote the necessary themes to build and sustain a workforce capable of advancing regional participation and value-creation in new space. In doing so, we will help provide the Kvarken region with options to actively participate in the developing space-based digital economy and create new business as well as make a global impact together.

West Coast Startup, the joint business incubator of VAMK University of Applied Sciences and the University of Vaasa, supports the establishment of new business and organizes events related to the subject matter, e.g. the NASA's International Space Apps Challenge hackathon.


Read more at the project webpage at http://www.kvarkenspacecenter.org


Contact information:
Jari Ratilainen
Project manager, VAMK University of Applied Sciences | Design Centre MUOVA
+35840 182 9027