Puratos vertegenwoordigde het SpaceBakery Consortium tijdens 'The Global Space Exploration Conference' in Sint-Petersburg van 14-18 juni 2021. Het SpaceBakery Consortium werd vereerd met de 'Gold Prize' en ontvangt zo erkenning van globale ruimtevaart gemeenschap.
The conference, co-organised by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and ROSCOSMOS, brought together leaders and decision-makers within the science and human exploration community to discuss recent results, current challenges and innovative solutions. It offered opportunities to learn about space exploration investment benefits, and discuss how those benefits can be further increased through thoughtful planning and cooperation.
Participation in this conference enabled us to get together with the industry-leading experts from different countries who want to study and explore space. It also allowed us to showcase our SpaceBakery project as a project that prioritises sustainability, health and the efficient use of natural resources, providing solutions that will be highly relevant to space technology tomorrow and on Earth today. Additionally, Puratos emphasized on the need and benefit to bring together various knowledge domains and expertise, our Consortium itself including several Belgian partners. Led by Puratos, all partners - Urban Crop Solutions, Magics Instruments, SCK CEN, Ghent University, Hasselt University, and Flanders’ FOOD - are working cooperatively, with the support of Flanders Innovation & Entrepreunship.
Puratos Research Manager Agronomy, Lucie Beckers, represented the SpaceBakery Consortium during the conference. During one of the Technical sessions under the category “Challenges of Life Support/Medical Support for Human Missions”, she presented the SpaceBakery project.
We are immensely proud to have been recognised for the work and efforts of our Consortium, as we have received the Gold prize for our SpaceBakery project among 250 other technical presentations.