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Feb 25

What’s next for the UK Space Sector in the North West

Find out about current and future investment plans for the space sector in the North West, and an introduction to the #NWSpaceCluster

About this event

This webinar offers a chance to hear from national funders on current investment into the space sector, feedback on opportunities from the future, and hear from a number of research projects happening in the region.

Why is this event important?

The recent announcements of funding and development of space clusters across the UK and the Levelling Up white paper highlights the need for growing research and innovation outside of London and the Southeast.

There is now a great opportunity to reflect on the current research and innovation developments and funding for the space sector and the opportunities for the North West to drive R&D, industry research collaborations and to shape the future of the space sector in our region.

Provisional Agenda

13:00 Online Waiting Room

13:05 Welcome and Introduction to the North West Space Cluster development

13:15 Research and Innovation funding for the sector

Speakers Include

  • Dr. Natalie Jones, Engineering and Physical Science Research Council
  • Dr. Tom Doyle, Natural Environment Research Council
  • Dr. Carol Sunderland, Innovate UK
  • Dr. Colin Vincent, Science and Technology Facilities Council
  • Dr. Federico Di Vruno, Square Kilometre Array Observatory SKAO Spectrum manager and Co-Director of the IAU Centre for the Protection of Dark and Quiet Sky

14:00 Q&A and feedback on how to support research and collaborations

14:30 Highlights from across the North West

Through the open call to register, a number of presentations will be given in this segment

For further information contact Phil.Carvil@stfc.ac.uk