NewSpace: A Great Innovation Economy Emerges - Richard M. David

When NewSpace Global (NSG) launched in 2011, it tracked approximately 125 companies in the NewSpace industry. Today, NSG analysts cover nearly 600 companies around the world. In addition to the ubiquitous SpaceX, Orbital Sciences, and Virgin Galactic, there are hundreds of innovative companies from university or garage-born start-ups to Fortune 500s, building potentially world-changing products or services developed in or for space. This talk will start by providing an introduction to the unique characteristics that define NewSpace. Then, by examining the innovations of the recent past and forecasting such exciting developments into the near future, we will come to understand how NewSpace is emerging as today's great innovation economy.