The Keystone Space Annual Conference convenes national and regional stakeholders in the rapidly growing commercial space industry to celebrate and amplify our region’s impact.
We coordinate monthly Working Group presentations to highlight space ecosystem participants and the Keystone Space Collaborative’s major milestones.
We have plans to launch the Keystone Space Innovation Challenge, inviting regionally tied companies with space tech or in-space R&D concepts to compete for cash awards and industry support.
We recently established the Keystone Space Innovation Center, a physical space innovation hub in the region based in Pittsburgh’s Northside.
With key partners, we plan to coordinate industry cluster development through the creation and advancement of the Space and Defense Innovation District.
Our goal is to lead the Keystone Space Advisory Council in growing the regional space economy, addressing challenges, and fostering space-related opportunities for businesses, funding, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and emerging technologies.
We provide workforce development programming to support our members talent acquisition needs in aerospace.
We give access to regional space metrics by way of space ecosystem reports and mapping.
We are proud to host and co-host nationally recognized space conferences and events in the tri-state region.
Keystone space offers a members-only portal for individuals and organizations representing industry companies, institutions, and businesses in the tri-state region.
Our Core Strategies
Three guiding principles form the foundation for our activities and programs.
Provide programs to build awareness and promote engagement for the space sector within the region.
Help to inspire and educate the next generation of space industry leaders in partnership with regional institutions.
Act as a gateway
Serve as the ‘go-to’ organization for those interested in accessing the region’s resources or access to space industry opportunities.
Facilitate new connections and collaboration for entering or expanding commercial space activities via our programs & initiatives.
Support economic development
Promote and advocate for the region’s strengths with space industry stakeholders, technology, talent, manufacturing, diversity and our proximity.
Help to recruit new companies and people to the region as a key space hub to drive job creation, new company recruitment and public/private funding.