Webinar - NewSpace: Challenges and Opportunities

The UAE Space Agency and Krypto Labs cordially invite you to attend the webinar NewSpace: Challenges and Opportunities on Wednesday, April 22nd, at 2:00 PM.

The webinar will bring together experts from the space industry, startups and government entities to discuss the latest market challenges and emerging opportunities in NewSpace, which refers to the recent commercialization of the space industry.

This session is part of a series of activities under the Global Space Industry Accelerator (GSIA) initiative, which aims to position the UAE as a pioneering country in the space industry through innovation.


14:00 –14:05: Introduction

14:05 -14:50: Panel discussion with government entities and startup accelerators

  • Moderator: Naser Al Rashedi, Director of Space Policy and Regulations at the UAE Space Agency and GSIA Program Director
  • Panelists:
  • Fahad Al Mheiri, Acting Executive Director of Space Sector at the UAE Space Agency
  • Anas Zeineddine, Executive Director at Krypto Labs
  • Salem bin Shebib, Advisor of Innovation, Incubation and SME Projects at the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED)
  • Qussay Abdul Wahab, Manager, Enterprise Development - Counselling & Monitoring at Khalifa Fund
  • Elodie Robin, Director at Gothams - Abu Dhabi Hub71

14:50 - 15:10: Panel discussion with UAE space startups

  • Moderator: Talal Al Kaissi, Advisor of Strategic Projects at the UAE Space Agency
  • Panelists:
  • Allen Herbert, VP Business Development & Strategy at Nanoracks
  • Andrey Maksimov, CEO & Co-Founder of Precious Payload
  • Dr. Ali Al Hammadi, CEO & Founder of Farmin
  • Dr. Prashanth Marpu, CEO and Co-Founder of Ayn Astra
  • Dr. Mohammed Adnan, CEO and Co-Founder of Laboxatory
  • 15:10 - 15:15: Wrap up
  • 15:15 - 15:30: Q&A