speaker profile

Harald Köpping Athanasopoulos, Head of Trend Management

Harald Köpping Athanasopoulos is a futurist at 2b AHEAD ThinkTank in Leipzig, Germany. Relying on expert interviews and the Delphi foresight method, in 2023 he has authored a study on the future of the global space economy, with a focus on space technologies and infrastructures as well as on commercialisation and future business models. Holding a PhD in Management Studies from the University of Liverpool, he has also been a long-standing member of the ESSCA space policy research group, having published several articles and book chapters on European and global space policy. An edited volume on the commercialisation of space, coedited with Sarah Lieberman and Thomas Hoerber, was published in 2023.