Opportunities in Westcott



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


07/03/2018 - 11:30 am


07/03/2018 - 2:30 pm

Event Background

Join us for a lunchtime briefing to hear about some exciting initiatives under development in Westcott, including a 5G Step-out Centre, a new Business Incubation Centre and other planned investments that include the UK Space Agency’s National Propulsion Test Centre and Reaction Engines rocket engine test facility.

Westcott is a historic rocket testing site, located near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and is already home to a thriving nucleus of space companies. The new initiatives on the site will offer companies access to specialist test facilities, incubation support and a vibrant environment to grow.
By focusing on propulsion, next generation resilient communication networks and autonomous systems the site will support the development of new technologies and applications for high growth markets.

Who should attend

This event will benefit companies – both small and large – working in the strategic areas mentioned above, academics and those interested in learning about the growth opportunities in these markets.


This agenda is a draft and subject to change.

11:30 Arrival and Refreshments

11:45 Welcome and Westcott Vision – Keith Mason, Westcott Stakeholder Manager

11:55 Opportunities in 5G Communications and the 5G Step-Out Centre – Kieran Arnold, Satellite Applications Catapult

12:15 Drones and Autonomous Systems – Marcel Quintana, Satellite Applications Catapult

12:30 The UK Launch Programme: An Opportunity for Propulsion Suppliers – Jacob Greer and Tony Forsyth, UK Space Agency

12:50 Westcott Business Incubation Centre – Henrieta Sanislova, Westcott Business Incubation Manager

13:00 Reaction Engines – Mike Hood, Electrical & Test Facilities Manager

13:10 Lunch and Networking

13:30 One to One Sessions – Please note that the purpose of the one-to-one sessions are to discuss opportunities for collaboration and provision of support with technical expertise. Unfortunately we are not able to discuss the sale of your products or services for the facilities. 

14:30 Satuccino


Registration for this event is now closed.

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