About

Space Suppliers Summit Glasgow 2021 (S³) is a premier international business convention that focuses on the upstream companies and entities working in space manufacturing and exploration.

S³ brings together industry leaders to network and engage in a high-level conference day, as well as workshops and one-to-one business meetings. This supply chain-oriented event is designed to let participants come together to share, collaborate, learn and explore opportunities for business engagement.

Why Scotland?

  • Scotland is home to nearly a fifth of all UK space jobs
  • Plans to have a £4 billion share of the global space market by 2030
  • There are several potential vertical and horizontal spaceport sites across Scotland, including Sutherland Space Hub and the Shetland Space Centre
  • Space Hub Sutherland was granted planning approval by the Highland Council in August 2020
  • Rocket and Satellite launches planned for early 2020s
  • Important regional developments exploring launch activities in support of Scotland’s space ecosystem
  • Scotland will be able to offer full end-to-end capabilities in the small satellite supply chain
  • Industry and technology advancements are supported by world-class academic research from institutions such as the University of Strathclyde and the University of Edinburgh 

Why Glasgow?

Glasgow is a key hub in the Scottish space industry, finding itself at the forefront of a European revolution in space systems, payload manufacture, launch and downstream activity. By fostering an ecosystem that encourages new partnerships and actively seeks out collaboration, the region has seen continued success in the global space market.

 

  • Versatile and agile space sector
  • Close collaboration between government, industry & academia
  • Excellent engineering hub of innovative and diverse companies working in international markets
  • #1 for small satellite production in Europe
  • Awarded incubation funding by the UK Space Agency to bring young companies working in the space sector to Tontine Innovation Hub
  • Part of a UK-wide network of space incubators, supporting the UK’s plans to achieve 10% of the global space market by 2030
  • Horizontal launch capabilities under development at Glasgow Prestwick Airport backed by an £80 million investment package
  • Universities at the forefront of skills development and R&D in the space sector

Event Program

Day 1

2022

Space Suppliers Summit Conference

Networking Reception

Following the conference, participants will be invited to continue their networking during an official welcome reception cocktail, providing an opportunity to keep building relationships and engaging with industry contacts.

Day 2

2022

Business Meetings and Workshops

The Business-to-Business Meetings are a highly effective way for you to meet with target companies, in a pre-selected, custom agenda built for each company based upon its requests and input in our event portal before the event opens.

The Space Suppliers Summit

The Space Suppliers Summit is an International Business Convention featuring a conference and Business Meetings – with a focus on innovative technologies and market developments driving change in demand for Suppliers, Buyers, R&D and technology companies interested in learning more about the future of the upstream space manufacturing sector. Industry coverage includes:

Suppliers & Subcontractors

 

  • Industry Players
  • Technology & Innovative Solutions
  • Startups
  • Service Providers, Partners & Enablers
  • Education, Research & Development, & Training
  • Institutional Partners

Buyers, End-Users and Contractors

 

  • Industry OEM, Tier-1 and Contractors
  • Supply Chain, Procurement, and Quality
  • Commodity, Strategic Sourcing
  • Engineering, R&D, Design and Quality
  • Partnership Research
  • New Market Evaluation

Industry Coverage

Satellites & Cubesats

Spacecraft Manufacturers

Launch Vehicles & Subsystems

Material & Component Suppliers

Ground Segment Systems & Equipment

Incubation & Development

Applied Research

Software & IT

Target Figures

150

Companies

250

Participants

10

Countries

3200

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