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Innovation of Defence Excellence Needs Start-ups

Brigadier General Kevin G. Whale, Director General and Component Commander – Space, Department of National Defence

If it is said that innovation of defence excellence is the Canadian Department of National Defence’s research and development goal, then it could be noted that Canadian space industry “start-ups” may possibly provide an answer to the space capability requirements that have been listed in the Department’s recent defence policy document.

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Business Matters, Even in Space, Especially in Space – Thoughts and Highlights From Ascension 2017

From McMaster University, the winning team for the Ascension conference’s annual Young Space Entrepreneurs Competition (YSPACE), shown here taking questions about their project, conceived as a company that will repair, upgrade, refuel and maintain satellites in space. From left to right; Venus Orig, Tyvaughn Holness, Hira Nadeem, Arvi Mulliqi, Julian Vincent Sedillo. ​Not shown: ​Harsh Bansa

Hey, am I at the right conference? A first-time visitor might be forgiven for feeling a little confused. There was certainly no shortage of bleeding-edge science and engineering – asteroid mining, anyone? – but for much of this three-day event, the air was abuzz with talk of bootstrapping, venture capital funding (or lack thereof), pivoting, culture-building, and various and sundry other facets of the startup …

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