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 car on display at Autodesk Gallery

 

3D printed dress
3D printed dress

“I really loved the hands-on examples, exhibits and displays”. – one of the delegates

In 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.

Brian Lim, CEO of Hypercubes presenting his San Francisco-based startup which seeks to manage global resources through a constellation of low-cost miniature satellites.
Brian Lim, CEO of Hypercubes presenting his San Francisco-based startup which seeks to manage global resources through a constellation of low-cost miniature satellites.

 

Luna Horizon, one of the winning teams from the Disrupt Space Summit challenges pitching their project
Luna Horizon, one of the winning teams from the Disrupt Space Summit challenges pitching their project

 

Networking and business speed dating at the Startup Exchange
Networking and business speed dating at the Startup Exchange

After the main activities some of the delegates attended the local baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates. A Beck’s scarf was spotted in the audience – the name of the local beer brewed in Bremen.

San Francisco vs Pirates baseball game at AT&T Park
San Francisco vs Pirates baseball game at AT&T Park

 

Beck's scarf spotted at the baseball game
Beck’s scarf spotted at the baseball game