Niro Investment Group is one of the main partners of AIM HIGHER ROMANIA, a series of premiere events dedicated to space exploration, science, and technology, taking place in Bucharest from June 11th to 14th, 2023. AIM HIGHER ROMANIA seeks to inspire the local community through the fascinating story of space exploration and contribute to strengthening the relationship between the United States and Romania.
Through diverse and captivating activities over the course of four days, AIM HIGHER ROMANIA aims to bring the public, especially young people, closer to the wonders of space exploration, while highlighting Romania's role in the Artemis Program, a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency.
“Through this partnership, Niro Investment Group aims to stimulate innovation, encourage performance and excellence in the fields of technology and space industry, and inspire the younger generation about the career opportunities offered by these innovative domains”, said Clitemnestra Gadea-President of the board of administration Niro Investment S.A.
The first two days will be dedicated to SPACE DAY ROMANIA, an open event where families and students can interact with space heroes, including cosmonaut Dumitru Prunariu, the first and only Romanian to reach space, Nicole Stott, NASA astronaut and the 10th woman in the world to venture into space, and Sara Sabry, the first and only astronaut from Africa. The audience can participate in practical space-related activities, aimed at igniting curiosity and interest among young people.
“I feel it’s important to inspire through the wonder of space exploration and show it’s possible for anyone to find a pathway to a rewarding career in space. One thing I’m especially excited about is that we’ll also be launching a giant art project with Romanian kids and their families. We can’t wait to bring space to Romania.”, Nicole Stott said.
With the support of Niro Investment Group, Nicole Stott will offer to the participants of the Gala which will take place at Intercontinental Athenee Palace on June 14th, her book, 'Back to Earth: What Life in Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet―And Our Mission to Protect It.' Mrs. Stott invites readers on a journey that includes stories from her time in space and insights from scientists, activists, and changemakers dedicated to addressing our planet's greatest environmental challenges.
The second day of the event is dedicated to SPACE & TECH INNOVATION SUMMIT, that provides an exclusive platform for industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors to discuss space business, investment opportunities, artificial intelligence, diversity and inclusion in the technology and space industry.
The highlight of AIM HIGHER ROMANIA is the AIM HIGHER Gala, which celebrates the cooperation between the United States and Romania, the shared vision of pushing the boundaries of space exploration, and Romania's role in shaping the future of aeronautics and space research.
“This event will highlight the remarkable people and beautiful country of Romania while promoting potential career paths in space and technology. The event will also showcase the latest innovations in these fields. I hope that AIM HIGHER will inspire Romanians to be a part of something exciting, especially since nothing like this was organized before. I am proud and excited to bring NASA astronauts to Romania for the very first time”, Oana Tucker, Founder & CEO, OP Global Events, organizer of AIM HIGHER ROMANIA, said.