Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire Global, one of the Seraphim Space portfolio companies, has published an impactful presentation on how Government has backed innovation and created champions. Its highly recommended reading.
Government has always driven innovation far more than it generally gets credit for. Mariana Mazzucato has highlighted this a lot in her work. One sector we see this particularly strongly is the space sector. Inspired governments have driven innovation and created local space champions for many decades by leveraging the power of being an anchor customer to draw in private risk capital. I am convinced that the future will be like the past here. Would be great to hear people's comments to the data and thoughts presented in the slides below (which I had created for a conference in Luxembourg and the Space Finance Forum from the European Investment Bank). hashtag#space hashtag#innovation