Join Us For Breakfast:
Friday, April 5, 2019
at The Jackson Center,
6001 Moquin Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
Breakfast Begins at 7:15am,
Program Starts at 7:45am
Tickets: Click Here
Featured Guest Speaker
Dr. Renato Krpoun,
Head of the Swiss Space Office,
Dr. Renato Krpoun
Head Swiss Space Office
Dr. Renato Krpoun is Head of the Swiss Space Office at the State Secretariat for Education Research and Innovation of the Swiss Confederation.
Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
The Swiss Space Office is responsible for the preparation and implementation of space policy in Swit- zerland. In his capacity, Dr. Krpoun is the Head of the Swiss Delegation to ESA and responsible for the Interministerial Coordination for space activities in Switzerland. He is also member of the Board of Trustees of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI).
Born in 1978, Dr. Krpoun obtained his engineering degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Tech- nology in Lausanne (EPFL) and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen. He has devoted his profes- sional career in the space sector and has been the co-initiator of the first Swiss satellite “SwissCube”, which was launched in 2009. Prior to joining the Swiss Space Office, Dr. Krpoun held several positions in Industry. Amongst others, he was responsible for setting up a subsidiary of a Swiss aerospace and defence group in Huntsville, Alabama (USA). He has lived and worked in Brazil, as well as in the United States.