Spaceport Sweden has been awarded the ”Innovation of the Year”, being promoted as a pioneer and role model for innovation combining science, nature and technology to develop new cutting edge experiences and developing space tourism in Sweden. The award was handed out at the Swedish Tourism Awards, in Stockholm on October 18th.
The jury's motivation;
Here we see a pioneer and role model of innovation, where unique experiences have been launched with a global impact. Through the combining of adventure, nature, science and technology, in an innovative manner, both in collaboration with partners and in the creation, they have established a unique new experience. The company is in a phase of development and is already launching new cutting edge experiences strenghtening Sweden’s attractiveness as a tourism destination. A small town will take center stage on the map as Spaceport Sweden is established as Europe’s first and foremost gateway to space offering commercial human spaceflights and services for academia and corporateds. This year's innovation has got star quality!
"We are very proud to receive this award, it really means a lot for us but also for the industry that is now being developed internationally. Spaceport Sweden is a pioneering effort with tremendous opportunities which we hope will both inspire and attract more partners for the development of new cutting-edge experiences strenghtening the attractiveness of Sweden as a destination. Like all innovative ventures it requires both determination and perhaps above all, courage. Hence we would like to thank everyone who has supported us along the way and help reach for the stars, says Karin Nilsdotter, CEO Spaceport Sweden