Prof Xu Shuyan and NIE Alumus, Mark Lim featured on Astropreneurs: To The Stars And Beyond, CNA

Prof Xu Shuyan and NIE Alumus, Mark Lim featured on Astropreneurs: To The Stars And Beyond, CNA

Date
Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Once the industry of large nations with deep pockets, space is now open for business to everyone, including six unlikely entrepreneurs from Singapore with potential game changers

The program aims to look at startups in the space-tech industry, and the founders based in Singapore. The documentary aims to highlight the challenges faced by the niche space industry including astronomical costs required to get things tested for space, alongside building a developing space industry and ecosystem through nurturing talent from ground up.

In this documentary, our NIE alumnus, Mark Lim will give a description of the history of the development of our center - Space Propulsion Centre, Singapore (SPCS) at NIE – Moving from grant applications, to the overhaul of the laboratory facilities, to translation into viable products waiting for technological demonstration in space.  He also gives an account of how he evolved as an academic – from teaching in schools, to research, and coming full circle to wanting to contribute back to bringing more talented individuals in the pipeline for the space tech industry. Finally, he will provide insights on how space tech startups can maneuver by avoiding getting stuck in the “fund raising” phase, and actually move with limited resources to develop systems in tandem while securing small pockets of funds to keep operations afloat.



For the entire episode of Astropreneurs: To The Stars And Beyond, head over to Toggle.

Source: Channel NewsAsia