he Space Forum team is proud to announce that Spas Balinov, CEO & Co-Founder, 4skies, will be a guest speaker at the Space Forum 2016 which will take place on May 10-11, 2016, at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg.
In 2009, Spas co-founded NovaNano to invent and develop technology in the field of Nano-Satellites. In 2015, the company became 4SKIES to focus on providing affordable and fully-featured worldwide data connectivity via Nano-Satellites.
Spas has always been fascinated by space, rockets and satellites. While at university, he was the president of an award winning rocketry club (GIFAS and CNES Innovation prizes). Perhaps it was these scale models that helped him develop his long-term vision that nano-satellites could bring viable responses to economic development challenges. In 2005, he went on to create the first French student team working on micro-satellites within the Student Space Exploration & Technology Initiative (SSETI) at the European Space Agency (ESA). Spas, who speaks four languages, graduated in 2008 with a double Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from INSA Lyon (France) and from the Federal University of Siberia (Russia).