A $1 Trillion Rise in the Future Space Economy

Sylvain Laporte


Canadian Space Agency

Sylvain Laporte was appointed President of the Canadian Space Agency in March 2015. Prior to this, he was the CEO of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office from April 2011. Previously, he held the position of Executive Director, Industrial Technologies Office at Industry Canada, where he managed financial contribution programs in R&D for aerospace, defence, security and space industries. Mr. Laporte gained extensive experience as an aerospace engineer over the course of his 20-year career with the Canadian Armed Forces. He earned a BSc. in Computer Science from the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean and a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the Royal Military College in Kingston.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is a federal agency responsible for coordinating all of Canada's civil space-related activities. It was established in 1989 with the mandate to promote the peaceful use and development of space, to advance the knowledge of space through science, and to ensure that space science and technology provide social and economic benefits for Canadians.

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