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Space Frontiers Lecture Series
 

February 27, 2014

NewSpace: A Great Innovation Economy Emerges

Richard M. David
CEO and Co-Founder of NewSpace Global

7:00 pm
Duncan Hall, McMurtry Auditorium

Reception at 6:30 in the Lobby outside McMurtry Aud.

ABSTRACT
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.

BIO
Richard M. David is CEO and Co-Founder of NewSpace Global, a New York-based information services provider that focuses on the NewSpace industry. Richard has spoken at numerous venues worldwide including PayPal, Atmel Corporation, Harvard Business School, Stanford University, the Swiss Embassy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Center for Vision & Values, the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), Canada Space Commerce Association, Space Tech Expo, the Space Frontier Foundation’s NewSpace 2013 conference, and the 2013 NewSpace Investor Conference. Richard holds a JD from the University of California at Berkeley, a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and is currently an industry advisor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Commercial Space Operations program. Prior to launching NewSpace Global, Richard worked as a private equity fund formation attorney for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in their New York and London offices. Richard has appeared on NBC, Fox News, the John Batchelor Show, and the Space Show, and he has been interviewed for several domestic and international publications including USA Today, Euromoney, The Economic Times, and Le Temps.