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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.
When NewSpace Global launched in 2011, we tracked approximately 125 companies in the NewSpace industry. Today, our analysts cover over 600 companies around the world. While many have heard of SpaceX, Orbital Sciences, and Virgin Galactic, there are hundreds of innovative companies, from “garage” 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.