"Dear Sir / Madam,
For as long as there has been spaceflight, space-based science, knowledge and research has helped to drive innovation here on Earth.
But with the International Space Station, the opportunities are greater than ever – with the potential to address some of humanity’s greatest challenges.
Often, these opportunities will rely on the space community working collaboratively with research organisations on Earth, to share information and ideas.
With the ISS being fully operational, we are ready for organisations to invest in innovative research and technologies.
That is why – on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration – I am inviting you to join us
at the Space for Inspiration – ISS and Beyond a major event where we will build new relationships and explore the future, together.
We are expecting space and non-space leaders from all over the world, to learn about recent successes, and discuss how research in space is creating
new solutions to overcome key issues in life sciences, engineering, smart materials and food production.
Importantly, the conversation will be very much driven by the participants, and at ESA we’re always eager to listen.
We do hope you’ll take an active role and make your voice heard.
As well as discussions and real-world examples from expert speakers, you’ll have ample opportunity to network with senior colleagues across
key industry sectors, including a dinner at London’s iconic Science Museum.
If you can join us, please register here, by Thursday 07 July at the latest.
To offset the event’s running costs, we have also established a participation fee of €250.
For more information please refer to the website: http://space4inspiration.esa.int
I look forward to welcoming you at what will be a useful and inspirational event.
Director of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration"