The 4th Asia-Pacific Space Generation Workshop (AP-SGW 2017)

Bengaluru, India

November 11-13, 2017

The 4th Asia-Pacific Space Generation Workshop (AP-SGW 2017) is a two-and-a-half day regional workshop for university students and young professionals in the Asia-Pacific region to be held in the cosmopolitan IT city of Bengaluru, India in November 2017 in conjunction with the 24th Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-24).

With AP-SGW, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) aims to highlight the insight for the future and launch the perspective of the next generation on the topic of promoting Asia-Pacific regional collaboration in the space sector.With India’s Mars Exploration Initiative, China’s Lunar Exploration, Japan’s Multi-GNSS Development, and the rise of emerging space developing countries, Asia-Pacific region has now gained a strong voice in the global space industry. Combined with both evolving government efforts and emerging commercial initiatives, Asia-Pacific not only reflects enormous potentials for space exploration but also summons a promising reserve of talents in preparation for a stage of fusing different channels to boost space advancement.   


Registration for AP-SGW 2017 is CLOSED Now!

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Students and Young Professionals:  REGISTER HERE
Senior Delegates and Industry Professionals:  REGISTER HERE

Workshop Registration Fee: - 
Students and Young Professionals: US$10 
Senior Delegate/Industry Professional: US$100

NOTE: The registration fee has to be paid as a confirmation of attendance from the delegate once he/she receives an acceptance email from the Delegate team.

The registration covers Delegate Welcome Pack, two days catering onsite (lunch and coffee breaks), Opening Dinner with International Night, Closing Gala Dinner, materials needed for the Workshop, and transportation to and from the airport. The delegate should cover by themselves - lodging, airfares, visa fees and other personal expenses.

Opening Dinner with International Night (extra Ticket): US$50
Closing Dinner (extra Ticket): US$50

The 4th AP-SGW 

Up to 100 delegates, mainly university students and young professionals under 35 years old in the Asia Pacific region, are expected to participate through a series of workshops, panels and guest presenters. This year’s working group topics are:

  1. Social-Economic Impacts of Regional Satellite Navigation Systems
  2. Space Diplomacy: Bridging the Divide
  3. CubeSats as an enabler of Space Technology in Developing Nations  
  4. Space Exploration
  5. Ecosystem for Young Space Entrepreneurs
  6. Regulatory Hurdles and Space Policy  

This year’s AP-SGW also features a new optional Speed Mentoring Event. During the event, aspiring young space entrepreneurs will have the precious opportunity to share their ideas, exchange understanding with and learn from established Space professionals in the region.

Applications for the event are OPEN NOW!! Please refer to the timeline for details. Applicants will be asked to provide information on their experience in the space sector and their motivations for applying. Based on applicant's interests and prior experiences, and the merit of their application, the AP-SGW delegates will be selected and then assigned to one of the working groups.

AP-SGW is a unique opportunity for the upcoming space sector leaders in the region to contribute their voice to the regional space sector policy, and exchange ideas on pertinent issues such as competition, cooperation and peaceful uses of outer space that will shape the space industry of the region in the future. Additionally, AP-SGW provides the optimal forum to network with other future, regional space leaders as well as to develop the necessary leadership and team collaboration skills to rise to the top.

To conclude the workshop, the output from the working groups will be presented at the AP-SGW and further submitted as SGAC recommendations to United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS), in addition to potentially presenting them at various international conferences.


Applications Open: - 1st August 2017

Last Date for submission of Completed Applications: - 25th August 2017 10th September (extended) Second priority basis upto 17th September

Notification of Acceptance / Rejection: - 31st August 2017 15th September (extended)

Request for VISA Support: - 5th September 2017 15th September (extended)

Closing of Registration (Fee Payment): - 20th September 2017 10th October (extended)



If you have any questions about your prospective application to the 4th AP-SGW, please feel free to contact the following for support: -

Delegates Team: Ms. Veena Shelvankar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Mr. Vinod Sridhar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Local Organizing: Dr. Jayakumar Venkatesan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Event Manager: Dr. Shashank Khurana (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Sponsors and Supporters

The AP-SGW Team would like to thank its sponsors, official partners and generous donors for their support in organizing this event


ISRO Signion Systems



 Official Supporters

 Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization


 Australian Youth Aerospace Association


 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


 Nepal Astronomical Society


 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs  BITS Pilani, Dubai  Team Indus 



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