Upstream Space Science & Innovation Audit Project – Portsmouth



University of Portsmouth
Portland Building Room 2.33C
University of Portsmouth


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24/04/2018 - 3:00 pm


24/04/2018 - 5:30 pm

Event Background:

You are invited to take part in a discussion as part of the BEIS-sponsored Science & Innovation Audit for Upstream Space Project. The Science & Innovation Audit is a major piece of work helping shape local and national investment across a variety of sectors. The Science & Innovation Audit for Upstream represents an excellent and unique opportunity to influence senior Government with respect to the future strategic direction of, and investment into, the upstream sector.

As an Upstream Space SIA partner working in support of the UK Space Agency, the South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications is hosting a series of workshops in the South to address the following questions:

  • What are the UK’s current strategic capabilities in the fields of launch vehicles, launch systems, satellite systems and ground systems?
  • What are our competitors’ comparative strengths and potential future market opportunities?
  • What future emerging commercial opportunities exist in the sector – and how well placed is the UK to respond?
  • How can we develop new market capability (to better sell the UK’s capabilities & anchor more supply chain opportunities within the UK) by better connecting industry to new expertise either in industry or academia?
  • How can we ensure that the Space 4.0 economy can take firm root in the UK, encouraging innovative companies to set up here and creating the trading and (skills, supply chains etc.) and the regulatory conditions within which they can flourish.

Who should attend?

Businesses that operate in any of these areas are particularly encouraged to attend:

  • Access To Space (launch vehicles, infrastructure & stage equipment, rocket propulsion, systems, components & materials)
  • Satellites & Vehicles (Chemical & Electric Satellite Propulsion, Small & Cubesats, Payloads, Sub-systems & components, IAT)
  • Ground Systems & GSE (Systems, sub-systems, Instrumentation, Calibration, IAT)
  • Exploration & Enabling Technologies (Robotics & Automation, AI, Rover platforms, V&V methodologies, physical testbeds, Modelling & Simulation, Power and computation)

We would also welcome attendance from academics, research organisations and experts carrying out research in these areas as well as key stakeholders in the Space Sector – Upstream or Downstream who have experience and knowledge to share.

Why should you come?

The ambition is to:

  1. Foster collaboration and allow networking opportunities
  2. Identify areas of global competitive advantage in the Upstream Space sector
  3. Help to strengthen future bids for inward investment & export contracts in the sector
  4. Make a powerful case for championing and promoting the South East of England and its businesses at home and internationally as a go-to region for enterprising innovation in the sector
  5. Define future innovation and priorities for the Upstream Space Sector going forward

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