Banca Transilvania supports AIM HIGHER ROMANIA, a series of premiere events in Romania on Space, Technology and Innovation
05 May 2023 Reading time 4:00 minutes
NASA and international astronauts are coming to Romania in June to talk about space, technology and innovation and about Romania's role in the Artemis Accords, which cover common principles, guidelines and best practices for lunar exploration.
Space for a Better World - a non-profit foundation in Florida, whose mission is to inspire and educate people of all ages about space exploration, and OP Global Events - also an American company specializing in high-class international events organize AIM HIGHER ROMANIA, June 11-14, in Bucharest, with Banca Transilvania’s support as a Platinum Partner.
AIM HIGHER ROMANIA will feature the following first-time events for Romania: Space Day Romania, B2B Space & Tech Innovation Summit and AIM HIGHER Gala.
Astronauts participating in AIM HIGHER ROMANIA:
- Nicole Stott NASA Astronaut, Aquanaut & Artist, with 104 days spent in space and the 10th woman in the world to go into space, as well as founder of Space for Art Foundation;
- Dumitru Prunariu, Romanian cosmonaut, the first and only Romanian who has travelled to Space;
- Sara Sabry, Africa's first and only astronaut. She headed into space in 2021 with Blue Origin;
- Peggy Whitson (virtual), NASA and Axiom astronaut - the most days spent in space of all NASA astronauts;
- Dr. Soyeon Yi (virtual) South Korea's first and only astronaut specializing in biotechnology.
Details about AIM HIGHER ROMANIA events:
- Space Day Romania, 11 June: public event for all ages, hosted by the Politehnica University of Bucharest;
- B2B Space & Tech Innovation Summit, 13 June: event dedicated to discussions about the aerospace business, entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence, investment opportunities, aerospace and technology diversity and inclusion;
- AIM HIGHER Gala, 14 June.
AIM HIGHER ROMANIA events are organized by Christina Korp - Purpose Entertainment and founder of SPACE for a Better World and Oana Tucker - founder of OP Global Events.
"Romania has always been on my travel bucket list for several reasons. Having witnessed the beauty of this country from space only, I'm thrilled to get to know it up close, to experience its culture and meet its people for the first time. I look forward to sharing my impressions of the wonder of space exploration with Romanians, hoping to inspire them both to explore beyond our planet and to contribute to the development of new technologies to foster an exploration that ultimately benefits both our planet and all life forms we share it with" - Nicole Stott, NASA Astronaut.
"Space science is essential for Earth observation and climate research, including crop monitoring and food supply, among many other important initiatives. We need all skills in Space, not just engineers, scientists and astronauts. As we venture back to the Moon via the Artemis missions, we will need everyone. Every job we need on Earth will be needed in Space, as well. Romania has a unique opportunity to lead the way in this area" - Christina Korp, former manager of astronaut Buzz Aldrin and founder of Purpose Entertainment and Space for a Better World.
"Romania has known a tremendous development and has become known for software development and now for artificial intelligence. Through this event we want to inspire Romanians, and Space is such a great topic to do this. I'm excited to help bring this inspiration to my home country. I want to present our beautiful country and its extraordinary people, who bring added value to Romania every day" - Oana Tucker, CEO and Founder of OP Global Events.
"We are happy and proud to support this special event, which I am sure will inspire Romanians like nothing else before. For a few days we will enjoy the presence in Romania of people who have been in Space and from whom we can learn what courage, dedication, curiosity, education and perseverance really mean and that everything is possible when you believe in Dream Big" - Ӧmer Tetik, CEO, Banca Transilvania.
11 MAY 2023