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SpaceBakery project wins the Gold Prize at The Global Space Exploration Conference

25 June '21

Puratos represented the SpaceBakery Consortium during The Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) 2021 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, from 14 – 18 June 2021. The SpaceBakery Consortium was honoured to have been awarded the Gold Prize and been recognised so highly by the global space community.

Puratos at GLEX2021
Presentation Puratos at GLEX2021

The conference, co-organised by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and ROSCOSMOS, brought together leaders and decision-makers within the science and human exploration community to discuss recent results, current challenges and innovative solutions. It offered opportunities to learn about space exploration investment benefits, and discuss how those benefits can be further increased through thoughtful planning and cooperation.

Participation in this conference enabled us to get together with the industry-leading experts from different countries who want to study and explore space. It also allowed us to showcase our SpaceBakery project as a project that prioritises sustainability, health and the efficient use of natural resources, providing solutions that will be highly relevant to space technology tomorrow and on Earth today. Additionally, Puratos emphasized on the need and benefit to bring together various knowledge domains and expertise, our Consortium itself including several Belgian partners. Led by Puratos, all partners - Urban Crop Solutions, Magics Instruments, SCK CEN, Ghent University, Hasselt University, and Flanders’ FOOD - are working cooperatively, with the support of Flanders Innovation & Entrepreunship.

Puratos Research Manager Agronomy, Lucie Beckers, represented the SpaceBakery Consortium during the conference. During one of the Technical sessions under the category “Challenges of Life Support/Medical Support for Human Missions”, she presented the SpaceBakery project.

We are immensely proud to have been recognised for the work and efforts of our Consortium, as we have received the Gold prize for our SpaceBakery project among 250 other technical presentations.

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