South West Space Innovation Event

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South West Space Innovation Event

Wednesday 23rd January @ 09:30 - 15:00


Wednesday 23rd January
09:30 - 15:00
Event Category:


Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab
Met Office HPC Complex, Upper Richardson, Exeter Science Park
Exeter, EX5 2FS United Kingdom

The University of Exeter is delighted to invite you to our regional ‘Space Innovation’ event, at the Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab, on Wednesday 23 January 2019.

This networking event will give businesses, individuals and academia an excellent opportunity to:

  • Engage with the rapidly growing UK Space Industry
  • Gain valuable insights on key topics around Space
  • Find out more about diverse Space-related challenges & funding opportunities
  • Develop space-related capabilities
  • Foster project consortia and bid proposals
  • Help to nurture a regional space community

Inspirational Keynote Speakers include:

  • Miles Carden – Director, Spaceport Cornwall
  • Ian Jones – Chief Executive, Goonhilly Earth Station
  • Donna Lyndsay – Regional Ambassador, European Space Agency
  • Andy Bennett – KTN Manager for Space, Innovate UK KTN
  • Maria Kalama & Josie Gough – Innovate UK
  • Daniel Smith – Director of Business Development, Skyrora
  • Mark McCaughrean – Senior Advisor for Science & Exploration, European Space Agency (TBC)

Key Funders

  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Innovate UK (IUK) & Industrial Strategy Challenge Funds
  • Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
  • Satellite Applications Catapult
  • SETsquared
  • UK Space Agency (UKSA)

Outline Agenda

  • 09.30 – Arrival, registration and coffee reception
  • 10.00 – Upstream challenges and opportunities (Design, Materials, Manufacturing, Electronics & Systems)
  • 12.30 – Networking buffet lunch
  • 13.30 – Downstream challenges and opportunities (Data, AI, Communication, Location and Navigation)
  • 15:00 – Close