Mosaic and the International Space University

Lucy Stojak and Patrick Cohendet have presented the ISU as well as its challenges and perspectives for years to come.

The International Space University (ISU), a school, a university, an institute… What is it ?

“The ISU is synonym of boldness, as its three founders, two Americans Peter H. Diamandis and Todd B. Hawley, and a Canadian, Robert D. Richards have managed, during a meeting in the USA in 1986 at which several space agency leaders and known personalities were present, to convince these individuals, such as the writer Arthur C. Clark and the astronaut Harrison Schmitt of the Apollo 17 mission to launch an interdisciplinary, intercultural and international university […]”

Learn more on the ISU through this presentation by Lucy Stojak during the last edition of the Soirées des Cycles Supérieurs at the ETS, last 18th September.

Measuring the Impact of Investments in Space: New Challenges, New Perspectives

Extract
“In an open innovation system, economic benefits are formed differently, resources change through time, spin-offs have become an important source of value, and spin-in mechanisms are necessary. Space projects have to combine efficiency, high quality and innovativeness/creativity throughout the value-chain, agencies have to cope with the tension between “faster, better and cheaper” and innovation, and, finally, the market has to support free entrepreneurship in the space sector. […]”

Learn more on the ISU project thanks to this presentation by Patrick Cohendet during the last edition of the Soirées des Cycles Supérieurs at the ETS, last 18th September.