Mar 22

Understanding Commercial Opportunities in the Space Industry

About this event

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) helps to deliver on the UK Space Agency’s commitment to growing the Space industry across all regions of the UK.

This online seminar will examine emerging commercial opportunities from a range of space industry organisations, including Airbus Space & Defence, Thales Alenia Space, and AAC Clyde Space, as well as support available to businesses from the UK Space Agency for developing innovative new technologies.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to benefit from direct introductions to the speakers.

This event is the beginning of a dedicated long term project, involving local government, industry, UK Research & Innovation, the UK Space Agency, the Department for International Trade, and all of the region’s universities, to actively support businesses across the North West to understand, develop, and eventually apply their capabilities across the rapidly growing and diversifying Space sector.


09:00 – Virtual event opens

09.15 – Introduction – Alan Cross, Science & Technology Facilities Council

09:30 – Speaker presentations (including Q&As)

  • 09:30 Alberto Dosio, Senior Procurement Manager, Thales Alenia Space
  • 10.00 Peter Anderson, Chief Commercial Officer, AAC Clyde Space
  • 10.30 Martin Lee, Programme Procurement Airbus Defence & Space
  • 11:00 Helen Roberts, General Support Technology Programme (GSTP) Manager, UK Space Agency

11:30 – Open session with Q & A

12:00 – Close of event

Other events in this series include:

Digital – How businesses in the digital sector can use satellite data to develop new Earth focused products and services (24th February)

Research – What’s next for the UK Space Sector in the North West (25th February)