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First lessons from the US new space & tech scene

16 Aug 2016, 11:25 UTC
First lessons from the US new space & tech scene
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After a first day of welcomes and introductions, the first events of the main programme got underway.It started off with a visit to the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco, which explores the future of making things through exhibits that showcase pioneering design and inventive engineering.

3D printed car on display at Autodesk Gallery

3D printed dress

"I really loved the hands-on examples, exhibits and displays". – one of the delegatesIn the afternoon we hosted a “startup exchange” – an opportunity to connect space startups, organisations and accelerators in and around San Francisco with our delegation.Each startup/participant was given the chance to introduce themselves in a short pitching session before business speed dating. Participants could share their professional background and business goals, as well as seek exposure to new markets in a series of exchanges.

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