From Sopot to the Stars

Young explorers, designers, startup representatives, space enthusiasts, future astronauts met at the Sopot Hotel on March 7 this year. The honorary guests of the meeting were astronauts: Mirosław Hermaszewski, Bertalan Farkas, Tony Antonelli, Loren Acton, Danny Olivas. The special guest of the conference was Daniel Obajtek, President of the Board, General Director of PKN ORLEN, who was the main sponsor of the conference, supporting young people in reaching for the stars.

During the conference, young explorers presented their ideas for a business related to the use of space technologies. Student starup won. The GLOB KIDS project took second place. The third place was taken by the team that presented the HECKTARE project.


The presentation of the projects was preceded by interesting presentations on the subjects: how to use artificial intelligence in space projects (dr. Jakub Nalepa), intellectual and industrial property protection (dr Paweł Chyc), opportunities for education in space technologies (dr Anna Chrobry) and the future of space exploration (dr Jose Morey). An important part of the meeting were conversations with experts and astronauts during breaks in the conference. The conference in this shape took place thanks to the idea and organization of Daria Malanowska, MySpace Foundation. Photo: Marek Grzybowski