Opportunities for Leicester & Leicestershire Companies to Enter and Benefit from the Growing Space Sector on their Doorstep

By LBF2020 (other events)

Tuesday, November 10 2020 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

A webinar for Leicester and Leicestershire businesses especially manufacturing companies detailing the opportunities for existing space business and those with no space connection at all. A great opportunity to join the growing space sector and local cluster to benefit from the range of innovation support programmes, expertise and high-tech facilities available at the Space Park Leicester. The event is open to all businesses interested in capitalising on the growing space cluster in Leicester, applying for R&D and innovation grant funding and launching new products and services using the space enabled expertise, research and solutions from the University of Leicester.

The webinar will showcase opportunities and information about:

  • Business space available at Space Park Leicester from 2021
  • SPRINT (Space Research and Innovation Network for Technology)
  • ESA Business Incubation Centre @ Space Park Leicester
  • STAR (Space Technologies Application from Research) Accelerator

The webinar is primarily for business in the Leicester and Leicestershire area that have an interest in the Space sector – from those already involved in advanced manufacturing of satellites to data enabled from satellites – to those who want to explore the opportunities in the Space market, which is set to grow to £40billion in the UK by 2030. Thanks to Space Park Leicester, space based companies are already locating into the area. 

Companies should attend to learn about the opportunities in the space sector on their doorstep, to join the growing space cluster locally, to see if they qualify for funded support and grant funding to develop and launch their innovative technologies using the expertise and facilities at the University. The University’s innovation programmes will detail support available to business in this market.  

Attendees will gain a better understanding of latest developments and offers from Space Park Leicester at the University of Leicester and how their business can link up and benefit.  

10:00 - 10:05: Welcome/Introduction: Ross Burgon

10:05 - 10:20: Keynote:

  • Colin Baldwin (UKSA, Head of Local Strategy)
  • 15 minutes talk
  • 5 minutes Q&A

10:20 - 10:50: Panel:

  • Ross Burgon (UoL, facilitator)
  • Colin Baldwin (UKSA)
  • William Wells (UoL)
  • Point4Geo (Martin Stanley, MD) -- software downstream
  • BlocDigital (Frank McQuade, Director of Capability) -- software/digital

10:50 - 11:00: SPL overview, William Wells

11:00 - 11:20: SPL Innovation programmes: 

  • ESA-BIC (Paul Corazzo) - 10min
  • STAR (Omer Ozkirimli - 10min

11:20 - 11:25: Q&A

11:25 - 11:30: Summary/Closing Remarks: Ross Burgon

Mailing Address

Leicester Business Festival CIC, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BJ