Michal Brichta is a co-founder of the Slovak Space Office and the head of its implementation branch working under the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency SARIO. In 2019 he initiated a new strategic approach to the comprehensive development of national space industry capabilities. Building on this approach, his team works today to support the further development of the Slovak space sector and its internationalisation. Michal Brichta is also the Slovak delegate in the Council of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the chair of the IAF European Subcommittee.
The presentation will highlight activities aimed at the development of the Slovak space ecosystem, that resulted in its significant growth and helped Slovakia to become an Associate Member of the European Space Agency (ESA).