International Seminar on ISP: ‘Trends and Opportunities for Industry’
The International Seminar on Indian Space Programme (ISP): ‘Trends and Opportunities for Industry’ was organised by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Antrix Corporation Limited in coordination with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) at New Delhi during November 20-21, 2017.
The objective of this two-day seminar was to deliberate on the best practices, pursue the ongoing discussion process to support further work of India's Space Sector and facilitate arriving at coherent framework, where in India's Space Sector can expand the domestic and global opportunities further, through enhanced partnerships and collaborations. The seminar highlighted the achievements and major milestones of Indian Space Program in recent past and discussed the future plans.
The Seminar was inaugurated by Sri AS Kiran Kumar, Secretary, Department of Space / Chairman ISRO. In his inaugural address he emphasized the vision and objectives enunciated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi can be achieved, with progress in ‘Make in India’ and ‘Start-up and Stand-up India’ initiatives. He said the industry and stakeholders in the space sector value-chain could play a pivotal role in providing the necessary fillip to the advancement of country. He stressed the value addition in the space sector is multi-faceted in its approach with collaborative models of development like Public Private Partnership (PPP) are adding a new dimension to the future growth prospects. He urged the private sector to collaborate and explore the huge potential in space sector.
The President of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Dy. Director General of Glavkosmos, Russia also gave a special address during the inaugural session and reiterated their commitment to working with India in the space sector.
An Exhibition was also organised during the seminar, which was participated, by several Space Industries and ISRO. The exhibition showcased ISRO's recent achievements in the area of Space Science and Technology. It also housed Five Kiosks with large screen display allocated to major centres of ISRO, demonstrating the offerings to the industry from the respective centre.
FICCI Compendium on Indian Space Industry was released during the inaugural session before the inauguration of exhibition.
The two-day seminar included sessions on "Space Industry Ecosystem : Opportunities for Industry", "Sustainable Propulsion Systems and Space Vehicles for ISP", "Leveraging Public-Private Partnership in Indian Satellite Programs", "Capacity Building and Talent Management" and followed by Panel Discussions on –"Role of Industry in ISP" and "International Industrial Cooperation in Space". Each session was lead by the eminent personalities of ISRO, Antrix, FICCI, NITI Aayog, IIT(B), MEA, BEL, L&T, HAL, MT Aerospace AG, Germany and JSC Glavkosmos, Russia, etc.,
-Talk on - Perspective of ISRO's Programme over next decade, Experiences of Russian Space Ecosystem, Perspective of Indian Space Industry (Electronics Systems, Mechanical Systems), Perspective of Foreign Supply Chain etc., were delivered during the session on "Space Industry Ecosystem: Opportunities for Industry".
-Deliberations on Propulsion and Related Technologies, Launch Vehicles and Related Technologies, Policy Perspectives etc., were made during the session on "Sustainable Propulsion Systems and Space Vehicles for ISP".
-Discussions on Satellites, Payloads and Related Technologies, Enhanced Engagement opportunities for Indian Space Electronics Industry etc, were held during the session on "Leveraging Public-Private Partnership in Indian Satellite Programs".
-Capacity Building in Indian Space programme, in Space Applications, Evolving Roles of Academia in the Space, Synergy between Industry and Academia - Experience of Singapore etc., were discussed in the session on "Capacity Building and Talent Management".
-The Panel Discussion on Role of Industry in Indian Space Program was led by CMD, Antrix Corporation Ltd. with the Panel comprising speakers from various industries, from ISRO and from FICCI.
-Panel Discussion on International Industrial Cooperation in Space was Moderated by Honorary Advisor, Space Division, FICCI with Panelists from Japan, Singapore, Russia, Thailand & USA.
Each Session concluded with a Closing Remark by the Session Chair and Distribution of Green Certificates.
While giving his valedictory address, Foreign Secretary, Dr. S Jaishankar said that India is proud of its space sector achievements. He mentioned that the space sector has come of age with rapid strides in PSLV, GSLV and GSLV Mark III and having potential in economic growth and development of the country. He said that Industry, Government and Entrepreneurs have to work in tandem to realize the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Leaving no space between Common Man and Space’. He said endeavour should be for holistic development of common man, so that the advantages of Space development reach the last mile. He said that the recent launch of South Asia Satellite is a matter of pride and reflects "neighbourhood first" policy of India.
The seminar provided a platform to deliberate and brainstorm on various multi-dimensional aspects of space collaboration among various stakeholders. The event saw the participation of key players from ISRO, the Indian Space Industry, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and International Agencies from Japan, Russia, Singapore, USA, Germany, France and Thailand. The stakeholders from industry, policy makers, thought leaders and academia, held discussions on the enabling and encouraging policies of Government of India to exploit the commercial space segment by Indian Industry targeting both domestic and international market.
Inauguration of Exhibition by Chairman ISRO