28 March – 1 April, EPFL, Lausanne. SATW and its partners offer you a special week dedicated to space. Join us to discover the actors who contribute to make Switzerland a space nation. The global space industry is booming. Half a century after the first space race that led mankind to set foot on the Moon, new public and private actors are redoubling their energy and innovation to explore, understand and use space. This new era opens up tremendous opportunities but also presents many challenges. How does space contribute to improving our life on Earth and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What role does Switzerland play? Find out from March 28 to April 1.


18-19 March 2022, SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne.  Take an incredible journey through the past, current, and future of human space flight and space exploration, as we tell the continuing story of humankind’s greatest adventure. From the APOLLO program through to present day NASA and global space agencies commitment to landing humans including the first woman, and the next man on the Moon by the mid 2020’s via the ARTEMIS program, establishing sustainable missions by the end of the decade, and to the next giant leap for all humanity – sending humans to Mars. An unprecedented live event experience, this is LEGENDS OF SPACE.

Successful Annual Assembly 2021

We warmly thank all those who came to our Annual Assembly 2021 on Wednesday 8 December at EPFL. It was a successful edition and we look forward to future projects with the space community! If you couldn’t join us on site, we invite you to watch the video recording here.

Annual Assembly 2021

8 December, EPFL Lausanne. The meeting will include a review of the activities of Space Innovation, a message from the Board of Directors and the Steering Committee, as well as presentations from members. It will be followed by a small networking lunch. Register now!


3-5 December 2021, online. Step on board as we set on a journey to advance the field of space exploration! The hackathon will bring together professionals and space enthusiasts to explore many exciting topics. Organized by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine in cooperation with Garage48 and SpaceOn.

“IGLUNA 2021 student projects: Outcome and next steps” – Webinar

23 September 2021, online. During this webinar, the IGLUNA 2021 student teams will pitch their projects, sharing their Field Campaign results and next steps. Join us to interact with all the student teams and get to know their projects, expand your network, share your expertise, and explore potential collaborations with the students!

Webinar “Experience and Outlook on IOD in Switzerland”

8 September 2021 at 16.00 CET, online. Speakers:

  • Fabien Droz, Head of Instrumentation Activity at CSEM SA, “Why invest in an IOD?” /
  • Reto Muff, Chief Technical Officer at Thales Alenia Space Switzerland Ltd, “IOD of an Optical Freespace Communication System for Small Satellites” /
  • Veronica La Regina, CEO – Nanoracks Space Outpost Europe srl, “Affordable and valuable IoD/IoV for your business: how to work with Nanoracks Europe”.

Restricted to the Space Innovation members.

Scientifica 2021

4-5 September 2021, Zürich. “Can humans survive on other planets, and if so, how?” Space Innovation is taking part this year again in the Zürich Science Days on the topic of Life on other planets. The 2021 edition of Scientifica aims to show how nature inspires research and how we perceive and shape nature and culture. The event  is taking place in several locations of the ETH Zürich and University of Zürich (UZH) campuses.

Space Innovation in St-Luc for the OFXB Anniversary

31 July – 1 August 2021, St-Luc. After a restricted edition in 2020, St-Luc (Valais) is celebrating this year for an entire week the anniversary of its observatory with events such as a conference with Michel Mayor, sun observations and an exhibition. We have been invited to conduct an activity for families consisting of building and launching paper rockets.