Cameroonian Ifriky Tadadjeu designs space missions and systems

Ifriky Tadadjeu stands out as a visionary in the space industry. Founder and CEO of Nanosatellite Missions Design, he designs innovative space missions and systems, thus contributing to the development of the sector in Cameroon.

Ifriky Tadadjeu (photo) is a Cameroonian computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Nanosatellite Missions Design (NMD), which designs space missions and systems focused on nanosatellite projects.

Founded in 2021, NMD is a space technology company that, in addition to innovating in the design of space missions to detect objects and situations such as natural disasters, contributes to advancing the autonomy of onboard satellites. It is led by a team of experts with over 20 years of experience in diverse areas, including project management, artificial intelligence drones, self-driving cars, robotics, web object detection and more.

NMD also provides services in the areas of agriculture, environmental management, civil administration, defense, finance, education and research. The courses offered by the company are aimed at all levels of specialization. Upon completion, individuals will be able to join a space agency or mission and assume management, administrative and technical roles.

Ifriky Tadadjeu is also the owner of Ifriky Ltd, a company he created in 2014 to host his business projects. The company developed TellMee, a customer review platform, and MyLogz, which provides digital ID cards and logbooks.

Graduated in physics in 2007 from the University of Buea, Ifriky Tadadjeu obtained a master’s degree in satellite systems engineering in 2012 at the ESIEE school of technological innovation in Paris. He also holds a PhD in electrical engineering obtained in 2016 from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Before embarking on entrepreneurship, the Cameroonian worked, between 2013 and 2015, as a national point of contact for the Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Space Applications Program. In 2016, he joined the Cape Peninsula University of Technology as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2018, he became a space mission analyst at the University of Montpellier Space Center. He works there until 2020.

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