On Sunday the 20th of November, 10:00-13:00, the participants of SpaceUp Sweden will be able to attend one of the workshops below to learn more about a topic of interest!

Workshop #1

ESA BIC - Space Entrepreneurship

Ever dreamt of starting your own business? Ever dreamt of being a space entrepreneur? Learn how to get started at the ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Sweden workshop at SpaceUp Sweden!

ESA BIC Sweden opened in December 2015 and works to inspire entrepreneurs to turn space-connected business ideas into commercial companies, and provides technical expertise and business-development support. There are three ESA BIC Sweden centres, they are located in, Luleå at ABI, in Uppsala at UIC, and in Trollhättan at Innovatum AB. Over the first five years, the centres will help 40 Swedish start-up companies to get their businesses going, creating local high-tech jobs. The companies will receive seed funding and be able to tap into additional resources in support.

Workshop #2

Terraforming Mars - A Resource Management Game by Jacob Fryxelius

Are you a board game enthusiast? Now you can combine fun with learning about space colonization in the new board game Terraforming Mars! Try out the new game at SpaceUp Sweden with the very own creator Jacob Fryxelius.

Corporations are competing to transform Mars into a habitable planet by spending vast resources, and using innovative technology to raise temperature, create a breathable atmosphere, and make oceans of water. As terraforming progresses, more and more people will immigrate from Earth to live on the Red Planet.

In Terraforming Mars, you control a corporation with a certain profile. Play project cards, build up production, place your cities and green areas on the map, and race for milestones and awards! Will your corporation lead the way into humanity’s new era?

Workshop #3

Astronomy and Exoplanets

Did you ever look at the stars and wonder if there is life beyond our solar system? Learn more about a topic which could bring us closer to the answer, the study of exoplanets, at this workshop from the Swedish Astronomical Youth Association.

An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun. Scientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets in the past two decades in a huge variety of sizes and orbits. One kind of exoplanet that we are searching for is especially exciting: one that is the same size as Earth, orbiting a sun-like star in the habitable zone.

The Swedish Astronomical Youth Association is a non-profit youth organization aiming to promote interest in astronomy and space among young people in Sweden.