6th February 2024

Space Suppliers Summit
2024 Day 1 Plenary Conference

09:00 – 09:05

Chair’s Opening and Conference Commencement

Dr Andy Campbell

Founder, Scottish Space Network

09:20 – 10:10

Panel: Space industry growth opportunities

Moderator:

– Andy Grey, CEO, Exotopic

Panelists:

– Derek Harris, Business Ops Manager, Skyrora

– Professor Craig Clark, Professor of Practice for Space, University of Strathclyde

– Abhiram Nair, Founder and Chief Researcher, Erets Space

– Alex Bird, Lead, Deloitte Ventures SpaceTech Team

11:20 – 12:10

Panel: Launch collaboration: How can spaceports offer a more robust and exportable service by working together?

Moderator:

– Andy Grey, CEO, Exotopic

Panelists:

– Andy Bradford, Co-Founder & Director, UK Launch Services Ltd 

– Stuart Fyvie, Co-Founder, Fire Arrow

– Peter Guthrie, Head Project Manager, UK Vertical Launch Space Programme, Highlands and Islands

12:10 – 12:30

Closing the gap to net zero in space launch

Andres Gutierrez

Head of Strategic Development, Orbex

14:00 – 14:20

Connecting upstream and downstream to create full turnkey solutions

Simon Reid

Managing Director, D-Orbit UK

15:00 – 15:50

Panel: Driving innovation in space propulsion

Moderator:

– Professor Kostas Kontis, Mechan Chair of Engineering and Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow

Panelists:

– Roberto Valla, C.O.O. and Chief Investment Officer, Astrum Drive

– Dr James Lambert, Head of Operations, Pulsar Fusion Limited

-Christian Bauer, Project Lead Advanced Propulsion Systems, DeltaOrbit

-Harald Köpping Athanasopoulos, Head of Trend Management, 2b AHEAD ThinkTank GmbH

17:00 – 17:15

Closing remarks

Hina Khan 

Executive Director, Space Scotland

09:05- 09:20

Space in Scotland: Strengths and opportunities

Richard Lochhead

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Scottish Government

10:10 – 10:30

Challenging a new approach of innovations in space technology toward a fusion evolution of consumer and space technologies

Munetaka Ueno

Research Director, Space Exploration Innovation Hub Center, Japan

10:30 – 11:20

Panel: Strengthening the UK’s capability base to prepare for a larger space economy

Moderator:

– Juliana Suess, Research Analyst and Policy Lead Space Security, Royal United Services Institute

Panelists:

– Grant Lewis, Project Manager, Lockheed Martin UK Space

– Sandra Craig, Business Development Manager: European Space and Defence, Spirit Aerosystems

– Andrew Fournet, Business Development Space, Defence and Intelligence, CGI

-Martin Lee, Space Program Procurement Manager, Airbus Defence & Space

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:20 – 14:40

Leveraging Strategic Partnerships for the Evolution of a Space Business

Peter Anderson

Chief Commercial Officer, AAC Clyde Space

14:40 – 15:00

Developing smallsat technologies: standardisation vs. custom development

Udai Bindra

Systems Engineer, Kongsberg NanoAvionics

15:50 – 16:10

Accelerating uptake of new technologies into the space sector

Sean Sutcliffe

CEO, Oxford Space Systems

16:10 – 17:00

Panel: How can we promote a safer and more sustainable in-space environment?

Panelists:

– Portia Bowman, CEO, Growbotics Space Ltd

Panelists:

– Barnaby Osborne,  Small Satellite Technology Coordinator, ESA

– Jonas Radtke, COO and Co-Founder, OKAPI:Orbits GmbH

– Sebastian Hill, UK Head of Engineering, Orbit Fab

– Matt Wills, CEO & Co-Founder, Sustain Space

Orbital Launch Capabilities and Requirements

Enabling Technologies for New and Advancing Space Markets

In-Orbit Operations

7th February 2024

Space Suppliers Summit
2024: Day 2 Workshop Programme

CONFERENCE ROOM B
10:55 – 11:20

Spaceport 101: understanding the requirements and challenges for vertical and horizontal launch

Mick and Stuart will discuss all things Spaceports, from where they are located to what’s involved in building them and the challenges and opportunities they bring.

Mick O’Connor, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Fire Arrow

– Stuart Fyvie, Co-Founder & Technical Director, Fire Arrow

CONFERENCE ROOM B
12:25 – 12:50

Airbus supply chain requirements

– Martin Lee, Space Programme Procurement Manager, Airbus Defence and Space

– Peter Gibson, Head of Commodity: Service Support & Maintenance, Airbus Defence and Space

CONFERENCE ROOM B
14:00 – 14:55

Understanding the skills gaps and workforce challenges in the space sector

Moderator: 

– Dr Hasan Abbas, Senior Lecturer, Electronic & Nanoscale Engineering, University of Glasgow

Panelists: 

– Divyanshi Gupta, Executive Trustee, UKSEDS

– Joseph Dudley, Director and Co-Founder, Space Skills Alliance

– Derek Polowyj, Senior Recruitment Consultant – Deep Technologies, Eden Scott

CONFERENCE ROOM B
09:55 – 10:50

Cybersecurity for Space: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator:

– David Ferbrache OBE, Managing Director, Beyond Blue

Panelists:

– Penny Allen, Solutions Director, Quorum Cyber

– Ian McGowan, Managing Director, Barrier

Maxine Bulmer, Vice-President Consulting Delivery – Cyber Security, CGI

– Fiona Stone, Space Resilience Programme Manager, UK Space Agency

– Martin Lee, Space Programme Procurement Manager, Airbus Defence and Space

CONFERENCE ROOM C
10:55 – 12:50

West of Scotland space cluster workshop (for companies in the West of Scotland ONLY)

CONFERENCE ROOM C

Company demonstrations and workshop sessions

6th February 2024

Space Suppliers Summit
2024 Day 1 Plenary Conference

09:00- 09:05

Chair’s Opening and Conference Commencement

Dr Andy Campbell

Founder, Scottish Space Network 

09:05- 09:20

Space in Scotland: Strengths and opportunities

Richard Lochhead

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Scottish Government

09:20 – 10:10

Panel: Space industry growth opportunities

Moderator:

– Andy Grey, CEO, Exotopic

Panelists:

– Derek Harris, Business Ops Manager, Skyrora

– Professor Craig Clark, Professor of Practice for Space, University of Strathclyde

– Abhiram Nair, Founder and Chief Researcher, Erets Space

– Alex Bird, Lead, Deloitte Ventures SpaceTech Team

 

10:10 – 10:30

Challenging a new approach of innovations in space technology toward a fusion evolution of consumer and space technologies

Munetaka Ueno

 Research Director, Space Exploration Innovation Hub Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Launch Capabilities, Requirements and Developments

10:30 – 11:20

Panel: Strengthening the UK’s capability base to prepare for a larger space economy

Moderator:

– Juliana Suess, Research Analyst and Policy Lead Space Security, Royal United Services Institute

Panelists:

– Grant Lewis, Project Manager, Lockheed Martin UK Space

– Sandra Craig, Business Development Manager: European Space and Defence, Spirit AeroSystems

– Martin Lee, Space Program Procurement Manager, Airbus Defence & Space

– Andrew Fournet, Business Development Space, Defence and Intelligence, CGI

11:20 – 12:10

Panel: Launch collaboration: How can spaceports offer a more robust and exportable service by working together?

Panelists:

– Andy Bradford, Co-Founder & Director, UK Launch Services Ltd 

– Stuart Fyvie, Co-Founder, Fire Arrow 

– Peter Guthrie, Head Project Manager, UK Vertical Launch Space Programme, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

12:10 – 12:30

Closing the Gap to Net Zero in Space Launch

Andres Gutierrez

Head of Strategic Development, Orbex

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

Enabling Technologies for New and Advancing Space Markets

14:00 – 14:20

Connecting upstream and downstream to create full turnkey solutions

Simon Reid

Managing Director, D-Orbit UK

14:20 – 14:40

Leveraging strategic partnerships for the evolution of a space business

Peter Anderson

Chief Commercial Officer, AAC Clyde Space

14:40 – 15:00

Developing smallset technologies: standardisation vs. custom development

Udai Bindra

Systems Engineer, Kongsberg NanoAvionics

15:00 – 15:50

Panel: Driving innovation in space propulsion

Moderator:

– Professor Kostas Kontis, Mechan Chair of Engineering and Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow

Panelists:

– Roberto Valla, C.O.O. and Chief Investment Officer, Astrum Drive

– Dr James Lambert, Head of Operations, Pulsar Fusion Limited

– Christian Bauer, Project Lead Advanced Propulsion Systems, DeltaOrbit

-Harald Köpping Athanasopoulos, Head of Trend Management, 2b AHEAD ThinkTank GmbH

15:50 – 16:10

Accelerating Uptake of New Technologies into the Space Sector

Sean Sutcliffe

CEO, Oxford Space Systems

In-Orbit Operations

16:10 – 17:00

Panel: How can we promote a safer and more sustainable in-space environment

Moderator:

– Portia Bowman, CEO, Growbotics Space , ESA

Panelists:

– Barnaby Osborne,  Small Satellite Technology Coordinator, ESA

– Jonas Radtke, COO and Co-Founder, OKAPI:Orbits GmbH

– Sebastian Hill, UK Head of Engineering, Orbit Fab

-Matt Wills, CEO & Co-Founder, Sustain Space

17:00 – 17:15

Closing remarks

Hina Khan

Executive Director, Space Scotland

7th February 2024

Space Suppliers Summit
2024: Day 2 Workshop Programme

CONFERENCE ROOM B
09:55 – 10:50

Cyber and Quantum Panel Discussion

Moderator:

– David Ferbrache OBE, Managing Director, Beyond Blue

Panelists:

– Penny Allen, Solutions Director, Quorum Cyber

– Ian McGowan, Managing Director, Barrier

Maxine Bulmer, Vice-President Consulting Delivery – Cyber Security, CGI

– Fiona Stone, Space Resilience Programme Manager, UK Space Agency

– Martin Lee, Space Programme Procurement Manager, Airbus Defence and Space

CONFERENCE ROOM A
10:55 – 12:50

West of Scotland space cluster workshop

CONFERENCE ROOM B
10:55 – 11:20

Spaceport 101: Understanding the Requirements and Challenges for Vertical and Horizontal Launch

Mick and Stuart will discuss all things Spaceports, from where they are located to what’s involved in building them and the challenges and opportunities they bring.

Mick O’Connor, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Fire Arrow

– Stuart Fyvie, Co-Founder & Technical Director, Fire Arrow

CONFERENCE ROOM B
12:25 – 12:50

Airbus Supply Chain Requirements

– Martin Lee, Space Programme Procurement Manager, Airbus Defence and Space

– Peter Gibson, Head of Commodity: Service Support & Maintenance, Airbus Defence and Space

CONFERENCE ROOM B
14:00 – 14:55

Understanding the Skills Gaps and Workforce Challenges in the Space Sector

Moderator:

– Dr Hasan Abbas, Senior Lecturer, Electronic & Nanoscale Engineering, University of Glasgow

– Divyanshi Gupta, Executive Trustee, UKSEDS

– Joseph Dudley, Director and Co-Founder, Space Skills Alliance

– Derek Polowyj, Senior Recruitment Consultant – Deep Technologies, Eden Scott

CONFERENCE ROOM C
10:55 – 12:50

West of Scotland Space Cluster Workshop (for companies in the West of Scotland ONLY)

CONFERENCE ROOM C

Company Demonstrations and Workshop Sessions