The National Forum on Contemporary Space Research (NAFSKI) seeks to demonstrate the latest breakthroughs and achievements of space science and technology.
NAFSKI is organized by Space Branch of the UPB. It gathers leading researchers and innovators from Bulgaria and beyond, creating new opportunities for collaboration.
Sofia Tech Park
09:30 – 18:30
The estimated value of the space economy stands at $470 billion in 2022, while Citi forecasts space industry revenues to reach $1 trillion by the year 2040. Vast new opportunities are opening up for business to both participate and benefit from space activities.
The Business in Space segment will meet the local ecosystem and leading space companies, giving insight into some of the most innovative solutions on the market. The day will focus on the following topics:
Business in Space will shed light on the industry’s latest achievements, potential hurdles and challenges to growth in the industry, and new opportunities for commercial activity. A dedicated networking session will allow participants to explore new collaboration opportunities.
Science is the source of space innovation. Fundamental science is the main arena of non-commercial international collaboration in space, while applied science brings great discoveries closer to practical benefit.
The Science in Space segment is dedicated to the newest Bulgarian achievements in space science, participation in international projects, and R&D work by young scientists. The program includes:
Science in Space is meant to raise awareness on local research efforts and create a platform for domestic and international collaborations, discussions, exchange of ideas and new opportunities for young scientists.
09:30 – 18:30
09:30 – 18:30
The introduction of STEM subjects and popularization of engineering and scientific programs across different levels of education are key ingredients of a strong space sector.
Education for Space will present programs of different educational institutions in the field of space. The state of affairs and perspectives for space education in Bulgaria will be addressed through several thematic discussions.
Education for Space day seeks to address the requirements of educational institutions. The focus of this segment is to help design a STEM environment that effectively cultivates engineers and scientists who will build a better tomorrow.
NAFSKI 2022 will be held at Incubator Building of Sofia Tech Park, Tsarigradsko Shose 111 boulevard.
The main panels and discussions will be held at The Venue.
Venelin KOZHUHAROV (Faculty of Physics)
Galin GYULCHEV (Faculty of Physics)
Elisaveta PENEVA (Faculty of Physics)
Kamen KOZAREV (Institute of Astronomy, BAS)
Marusya BACHVAROVA (Space Research & Technology Institute, BAS)
Stoyan MISHEV (New Bulgarian University)
Vladimir BOZHILOV (Faculty of Physics)
Dobrinka SMOLETSOVA (Institute of Astronomy, BAS)
Gergana GUEROVA (Faculty of Physics)
Zdravko DIMITROV (Sfera Technologies)
Irina GANCHEVA (Faculty of Physics)
Stefan LALKOVSKI (Faculty of Physics)