Fellowship 2020

KARMAN FELLOWS 2020

Selection Criteria

Selection Day

March 13-15th, 2020

The Karman Selection Day in March 2020 gathered for the first time an international board consisting of global leaders in tech, science, business, politics and the arts to help select an inaugural group of Karman Fellows.

179
52
15
candidate applications
shortlisted for presentation to the Selection Board
selected as Karman Fellows by the Selection Board

Selection Board 2020

Jean Jacques Dordain
CHAIRMAN

Jean-Jacques Dordain

Former Director-General of the European Space Agency
Alfred Véricel

Alfred Véricel

Managing Partner
Red River West
Antonin Baudry

Antonin Baudry

Film Director
Charles-Henri Levaillant

Charles-Henri Levaillant

Advisor to the Chairman & CEO
LVMH
Clay Mowry

Clay Mowry

VP Global Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience
Blue Origin
Elmar Broscheit

Elmar Broscheit

Managing Director
Macquarie Venture Capital Group
Florence Verzelen

Florence Verzelen

EVP Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications
Dassault Systems
Fu Kun

Fu Kun

Managing Director
China Academy of Sciences Capital Management
Gary Martin

Gary Martin

VP North American Operations
International Space University
Irene Ramme

Irene Ramme

CEO
Parmigiani Fleurier Europe
Irene Ramme

Karen Hitschke

Managing Director & COO FUNDS
Yunus Social Business
Ludovic Subran

Ludovic Subran

Chief Economist
Allianz SE
Marcel Reichart

Marcel Reichart

Growth PARTNER
Bertelsmann
Michael Najjar

Michael Najjar

Artist
Nicolas Chamussy

Nicolas Chamussy

Space Strategy Advisor
Airbus Group
Noor Sweid

Noor Sweid

General Partner
Global Ventures

Darrell Eterington

Space Journalist
TechCrunch
Pierre Jean Léna

Pierre Jean Léna

Astrophysicist
Richard Zijlma

Richard Zijlma

Former Director
Amsterdam Dance Event
Sun Gongling

Sun Gongling

Full Professor
International Space University
Richard Zijlma

Thomas Dittler

Founder & ceo
Dittler Industriebeteiligungen GmbH

Karman Week

July 7-9 2020

The Karman Week in July 2020 was a three-day virtual event designed for Karman Fellows to:

July 7 2020

Session 1

  • What Are We Going to Wear on Mars?
    Lisa Lang, CEO & Founder, ThePowerHouse GmbH
  • Sailing Solo through the World
    Alexia Barrier, World Level Regatta Sailor
  • How Does China Mitigate Space Debris
    Dr. Zizheng Gong, Chief Scientist, China Academy of Space Technology
  • Karman Fellows Get Together
    Agenda Brainstorm

Session 2

  • Developing a Treasured Vineyard Mixing Innovation and Tradition
    Jean-Michel Cazes, Founder & CEO, Château Lynch-Bages
  • En Marche! the Path to the Presidency in a Few Months
    Christian Dargnat, Chairman, En Marche!
  • Insights on the Future of Industrial Design
    Florence Verzelen, EVP, Industry, Marketing, Global Affairs, Dassault Systemes
  • Karman Fellows Get Together
    Agenda Brainstorm
July 8 2020

Session 1

  • Technology Innovation and International Cooperation Opportunities in China
    Fu Kun, Managing Director, China Academy of Sciences Capital
  • Transforming and Stabilising Global Economic Trends
    Ludovic Subran, Chief Economist, Allianz
  • Embarking on the Constellation Business - an Airbus Experience
    Nicolas Chamussy, Space Advisor, Airbus Group
  • Karman Fellows Get Together
    Q&A and Agenda Updates

Session 2

  • Snap Mission
    Evan Spiegel, Co-Founder and CEO, Snap Inc.
  • VC TALK: Managing a VC Firm in 2030
    Elmar Broscheit, Managing Director, Macquarie Venture Capital Group
    Noor Sweid,  General Partner, Global Ventures
    Alfred Vericel, Managing Partner, Red River West
    Chris Boshuizen, Operating Partner, DCVC
  • How Will Tech Impact Medicine in the Next 10-15 Years
    Vasudev Bailey, Partner, Artis Ventures
  • Karman Fellows Get Together
    Q&A and Agenda Updates
July 9 2020

Session 1

Session 2

  • Filming the Soul of a Submarine
    Antonin Baudry, Film Director
  • Space, a Laboratory of Global Cooperation: The Case of ISS
    Jean-Jacques Dordain, Former Director-General, European Space Agency
    William Gerstenmaier, Former Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, NASA & Senior Consultant, SpaceX
  • Why Music Matters?
    Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist
  • Karman Fellows Get Together
    Agenda Commitments

2020 Karman Week Speakers

Ouchhh / Ferdi & Eylul Alıcı

Ouchhh / Ferdi & Eylul Alıcı

AI & New Media Artist
Vasudev Bailey

Vasudev Bailey

Partner
Artis Ventures
Alexia Barrier

Alexia Barrier

World Level Regatta Sailor, Professional Ocean Race Navigator
Antonin Baudry

Antonin Baudry

Film Director
Chris Boshuizen

Chris Boshuizen

Operating Partner
DCVC
Elmar Broscheit

Elmar Broscheit

Managing Director
Macquarie Venture Capital Group
Jean-Michel Cazes

Jean-Michel Cazes

Founder & CEO
Château Lynch-Bages
Nicolas Chamussy

Nicolas Chamussy

CEO
Nexter
Christian Dargnat

Christian Dargnat

Chairman
En Marche!
Jean-Jacques Dordain

Jean-Jacques Dordain

Former Director-General of ESA
Fu Kun

Fu Kun

Managing Director
China Academy of Sciences Capital Management
William H. Gerstenmaier

William H. Gerstenmaier

Former Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations of NASA & Senior Consultant
SpaceX
Gong Zi Zheng

Gong Zi Zheng

Principal Research Scientist
China Academy of Space Technology
Karen Hitschke

Karen Hitschke

Managing Director & CIO Funds
Yunus Social Business
Lisa Lang

Lisa Lang

Founder & CEO
ThePowerHouse GmbH
Anne & Frédéric Lévi

Anne & Frédéric Lévi

Luthier
Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma

Cellist
Evan Spiegel

Evan Spiegel

Co-Founder & CEO
Snap Inc.
Ludovic Subran

Ludovic Subran

Chief Economist
Allianz
Noor Sweid

Noor Sweid

General Partner
Global Ventures
Florence Verzelen

Florence Verzelen

EVP Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs, Communications
Dassault Systems
Alfred Véricel

Alfred Véricel

Managing Partner
Red River West

Karman Day

November 7 2020

Karman Day 2020 was an invite-only event gathering key stakeholders representing a cross-section of industry, startup, finance, politics, arts and nonprofit sectors from across the globe. The guestlist included speakers from Karman Week, the Fellowship Selection Board, Karman Pioneers and Karman Fellows.

The event featured curated professional speed-dating sessions; the presentation of a cooperative project with Artist Michael Najjar of ten fictional and inspirational space scenarios from the year 2030; and presentations from the Karman Fellows relating to a core mission that they pursued throughout the Fellowship Programme - their Agendas and Commitments.

FellowS' Commitments

Over the course of the Karman Fellowship Programme, the Fellows discussed various global issues that space technologies can contribute to solving, together with challenges that exist within the space sector. The cohort organically divided themselves into four agenda groups based on their passions and expertise:

The commitments of the Karman Fellows can be found here:

Karman Fellowship Commitments 2020

Space^10

Space^10 is an artistic and science-fiction inspired document based ten years in the future that has been prepared in cooperation with the artist Michael Najjar whom we deeply thank. The views expressed in this document are independent, inspirational and artistic.

Karman Project - Space^10