Niels Peter Q Marstrand

Industrialism Advocate; Aerospace Investor

Copenhagen Region, DK

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CAPABILITIES (Years of experience/involvement indicated)

Special: Industrial Finance

Old-Economy Renewed (20+ years), Advanced Industrials (Electronics, Machinery, Automation) (10+), Aerospace (10+), Very Long-Term Portfolio Management (15+), Nordic Industrials (6+), Heavy Industrials (Mining, Materials, Chemicals, Fuel, Renewables) (5+), Software & Internet (15+), Private Spaceflight (5+), Advanced Maritime (4+), New Automotive & Mobility (3+), Microindustrialism & New Industrials (2+).

Special: History of European Deployment

History of Technology & Exploration (20+ years), History of Science (5+), History of the Enlightenment (10+), Industrial Revolution (10+), French Revolution & Empire (20+), 17th Century (5+), 18th Century (10+), 19th Century (15+), Renaissance (15+), Nordic/Baltic History (5+), Historical Gaming (5+).


Political Economy (25+ years), History (20+), Financial Analysis (15+), Technology Investment (15+), Space (20+), Political Communication (20+), Public Speaking (15+), Simulated Worlds (10+), Electronic Activism (3+).



Nordic Space Endowment (Current)

Founder & Administrator, from 2008

NSE invests long-term in the space sector, in advanced sea-air-land mobility, & in “space-ready” enterprise: old-economy industrials showing fresh vigour ahead of physically demanding future frontiers. NSE builds on distinctive, continual research into the foundations of industrial & technological deployment.

Det Radikale Venstre / Danish Social Liberal Party

Resident Writer & Political Auxiliary at Parliament, 2002-07

Ideological research & communication at the party headquarters, shaping fundamentals of my present book project Space-Ready Europe (see Publications below). Advice to leadership on historical & theoretical components of policy.

The Kesera Think Tank

Copywriter & Advisor, 2001-02

Fellow since its 1999 foundation of this spearhead collective of artists, scientists, thinkers. Presently also became a committed advisor & contributor to outward communication, together with aspects of strategy & business development.

Western Epicentres of Invention

Grand Voyager, 2000

Individual 8-month round-the-world study & research expedition to a comprehensive sample of key industry & innovation hubs: Seattle, Houston, Silicon Valley (Palo Alto, Sunnyvale), Sydney, Perth, Stockholm, Helsinki, the Paris Region. Instructive observation; keen interaction.

European & American Technology Sector

Private Investor, 1998-2000

Put earlier theory in practice as successful investor in exchange-traded technology stocks (three-digit annual AUM % growth; continuous two-digit %-point outperformance of specialist indices). Liquidated all in early 2000, later migrating to industry & aerospace.

Conferences; Private & Public Institutions

Author, Speaker, Consultant, 1996-98

On publication of my book Ny renæssance (see Publications section below), toured extensively as paid speaker & debater. Very strong demand & attendance, with lively audience involvement. Also consulted for three private companies.

Nationwide Press; Education Sector

Freelance Writer & Lecturer, 1993-96

Composed début book, & in-depth articles on technology & education sold to nationwide Danish newspapers Politiken, Berlingske Tidende, Børsen, & Weekendavisen (see also Publications section). Began delivering lectures & courses to educational institutions.


EDUCATION (Click here for full details PDF)

Yale University

Master’s Degree in International Affairs (International Relations), 1990-92

Yale Fellowship/Scholarship, 50 % of tuition fees, 1990-92. Graduate Student Senator 1990-91.

New College, University of Oxford

BA Hons (+ procedural MA 1995) in Philosophy & Modern Languages, 1987-90

Graduation with First Class Honours & 2 separate Distinctions 1990. Scholar of New College 1988-90.

European School Brussels I

European Baccalaureate, 1978-85


PUBLICATIONS (Click here for full list PDF)

Frontier Europe


Website featuring 45+ posts on the history & future of European discovery. Aimed at interested general reader, free of numbered notes, but with references in academic format, as well as strong tagging & cross-indexing.

Space-Ready Europe: How our Frontier Begins on Earth


Book manuscript in English. A blueprint for the metamorphosis of Europe into a space-ready, yet strongly cohesive society. Based on fresh insight into the 18th-19th Century Industrial Enlightenment, & its interaction with the Northern parts of our continent.

Ny renæssance: arbejde, energi og idealer i det 21. århundredes Europa

Copenhagen: Rosinante, 1996

Book in Danish (New Renaissance: Work, Energy, & Ideals in 21st Century Europe). Printed & sold-out twice, exceptionally reviewed & exposed, listed on the Top 10 of two nationwide newspapers, endorsed by two successive Prime Ministers & many other political leaders.

Articles; Interview Appearances; Public Speaking

Nationwide: all media + live. Mainly 1993-2006

30+ articles published in Danish reviews, newspapers, & other edited media. Interviewed solo on eight occasions for TV, radio, or nationwide print. 65+ conference speeches or public lectures delivered to a large variety of audiences.



Danish (native/trilingual)

English (native/trilingual)

French (native/trilingual)

Spanish (working proficiency)

Latin (elementary reading proficiency)



Literature, Strategy Games, Swimming, Walking, Travel.


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(J Paul Getty on the Wildcatter – the independent operator of early oil & minerals prospecting days.)