Exploring Opportunities in the USA



Satellite Applications Catapult
Electron Building
Fermi Avenue
Harwell Campus
OX11 0QR


18/09/2017 - 10:00 am


18/09/2017 - 3:00 pm

“…our exit from the European Union offers an unprecedented opportunity to reshape our independent trading ambitions and build on the already strong trading relationship with our single largest trading partner – the US.” – The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade


As the UK seeks to establish new trading relationships around the world, the USA is already taking high priority. This presents an exciting opportunity for US focused space exports to contribute towards the space industry’s target of 10% of the global space market by 2030. Non-EU exports already account for 51% of UK exports [Size and Health Study, 2016], which clearly demonstrates the ability of the industry to achieve success, with the USA the most important non-EU market [SGP Survey]. This workshop explored this new opportunity and how the UK can increase future exports to:

  • US space companies
  • US government entities
  • US consumers and non-space companies


10:00 – 10:30   Arrival, registration and refreshments

10:30 – 10:45   Welcome and Introduction (Phil Brown, UKSA)

10:45 – 11:00   Scale of the opportunity: the SGP analysis (Jaime Reed, Airbus)

11:00 – 11:15   Catapult’s engagement in the USA (Sean McCarthy, Satellite Applications Catapult)

11:15 – 11:30   Exporting to the USA: Perspectives from DIT (Laurie Spicer, Department for International Trade)

11:30 – 11:40   Coffee and Networking

11:40 – 11:55   Interactive session : UK strengths compared to the USA

11:55 – 12:10   UK and USA Business Opportunities – Oxford Space Systems

12:10 – 12:25   UK and USA Business Opportunities – Honeywell

12:25 – 12:40   Questions

12:40 – 13:00   Interactive session: Barriers and solutions & Prioritization of actions

13:00 – 15:00   Networking lunch & one to one meetings

15:00   Event Closed


If you would like to offer any feedback on the event, please email marketing@sa.catapult.org.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

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