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Space Commerce Institute and GEN Space Sign Partnership Agreement To Expand Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

Space Foundation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nov. 30, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, announced that its Space Commerce Institute recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Global Entrepreneurship Network – Space (GEN Space) to explore collaborative opportunities to further support the space workforce and entrepreneurial supply chain.

The MOU provides a framework for the partnership between Space Foundation and GEN Space to examine joint ventures that will support the growing space economy.

GEN Space’s mission is to stimulate the creation of startups and scale-ups focused on entrepreneurial opportunities in space by connecting, advising and inspiring entrepreneurs and the future workforce.

Space Foundation and GEN Space have agreed to collaborate in the following areas:

  • GEN Space will explore ways to leverage and utilize Space Foundation programs and services to meet the evolving needs of those they serve.
  • GEN Space and Space Foundation will explore ways to develop unique collaborative programs for new customer sets.
  • Space Foundation and GEN Space will continue dialogue around sharing programs, resources and networks to the benefit of stakeholders.

About the Global Entrepreneurship Network

The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates programs, like GEN Space, in 200 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross-border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier entrepreneurship ecosystems that create more jobs, advance education, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth. For more information visit: www.genglobal.org.

About Space Commerce Institute

Space Commerce Institute is a program offered by Center for Innovation and Education to facilitate access and growth for university students, entrepreneurs, businesses and professionals in the global space ecosystem. The program offers four distinct pillars of service, each designed at various levels to support specialized needs throughout phases of growth: Space Foundation University, Professional Development, Consulting Services, and Specialized Programming. To learn more about Space Commerce Institute, visit www.spacefoundation.org/sci.

About Center for Innovation and Education

Center for Innovation and Education, a division of Space Foundation, is a lifelong learning provider for the global space ecosystem that offers workforce development and economic opportunity for pre-K-12 and university students, teachers, entrepreneurs, businesses and space professionals. Programs and resources are delivered in person or virtually around the globe. Through its Workforce Development Roadmap of programs and resources, Center for Innovation and Education enhances the outlook and opportunities for careers, jobs and business ventures. To learn more about Center for Innovation and Education, please visit www.spacefoundation.org/cie, and visit www.discoverspace.org to learn more about Space Foundation Discovery Center.

About Space Foundation

Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to information, education and collaboration for space exploration and space-to-Earth industries that define the global space ecosystem. Driven by a partnership model, Space Foundation operates three divisions that unite the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through support from corporate membership, sponsorship, fundraising and grants. Symposium 365 is the premier source for media and events, including Space Symposium and The Space Report. Center for Innovation and Education is a lifelong learning platform. Global Alliance facilitates collaboration around the world. Visit Space Foundation at www.SpaceFoundation.org, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, InstagramTwitter and YouTube.

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Media Contacts:

Rich Cooper
Vice President, Strategic Communications & Outreach
Space Foundation
(202) 596-0714
[email protected]

Dottie O’Rourke
TECHMarket Communications
(650) 344-1260
[email protected]


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