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Bringing together the UK Space Sector

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In April, we brought together space leaders and experts across the private, public and academic worlds for ‘Event Horizon – a UK Space Symposium’. 

Partnering with The National Security & Resilience Consortium (NS&RC) and Fieldfisher, we held a fantastic day of debate, knowledge sharing and networking – the first steps in building a richer and more dynamic collaborative ecosystem across the space sector. 

Throughout the day 60 attendees, from SMEs to large enterprises, academia and not for profits listened to keynote talks stimulating much discussion and idea sharing. Doug Millard, deputy curator of the Science Museum, spoke about the future of space. As well as Alan Brunstrom, from the European Space Agency, on the influence of space on the economy. 

Stuart Martin, CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult, stressed the importance of the innovative technologies SMEs within the space sector are developing. These technologies may lead to the creation of new markets as they address everyday problems in the future. 

Vern Davis, Managing Director of Aerospace, Defence and Security for Sopra Steria commented:

“We are committed to enabling SMEs in the Space sector. We want to form the kind of relationships where SMEs can focus on growing their business knowing they have a trusted partner that will be with them long term.”

Event Horizon was an extremely positive day for the sector. As a collective, we are committed to shaping the future of the consortium and the UK space sector, together.

If you work or contribute to the UK space sector and would be interested in joining our consortium and future symposiums please complete this form.
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