Space Suppliers Summit Scotland
Conference Programme

4th October 2022

09:00 – 09:05

Chair’s Opening and Conference Commencement

The Evolving Space Value Chain: Traditional Space, New Space and Beyond

09:05 – 09:20

Scottish Minister Presentation

Ivan McKee, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise
09:20 – 09:35

Scotland’s Space Sector: Growth Through Innovation

Craig Clark, Chair, Space Scotland
09:35 – 09:50

How to Build a Successful Commercial Business Through Space

Joel Spark, Co-Founder and GM, Spire Global
09:50 – 10:30

Panel Discussion: Understanding Where the Space Market Opportunities are Today

  • Diversifying into the space industry
  • Democratisation of the space sector and prospects for new market entrants
  • How to successfully navigate shifting business models and partnerships in the commercial space sector

Panel Moderator:

Malcolm Macdonald, Professor of Applied Space Technology, University of Strathclyde

Peter Anderson, Chief Commercial Officer, AAC Clyde Space
Callum Norrie, Integrator, Space Network Scotland
10:30 – 10:45

How Power Can Transform the Space Market

Tom Burgess, Vice President, UK MOD, Rolls-Royce Defence
10:45 – 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 – 11:35

Roundtable: Working Together to Win the European Launch Space Race

David Oxley,Director of Strategic Projects, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Mick  O’Connor, Programme Director, Prestwick Spaceport
Vicky Montag, Director, Discover Space UK
Scott Hammond, Deputy CEO, SaxaVord Space Centre


11:35 – 12:15

Panel Discussion: How Can Traditional Space and New Space Cooperate to Drive Industry Developments?

  • Leveraging knowledge-sharing and partnerships between New Space entrants and established market players
  • Adopting a cooperative international approach to space access and regulation

Panel Moderator:

Matjaz Vidmar, Lecturer in Engineering Management, University of Edinburgh


Jessica Regan, Project Programme Portfolio Manager, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Grant Lewis, Project Manager, Lockheed Martin UK Space
David Pile, Regional Director-UK, Europe and Mena, Northrop Grumman Space 

12:15 – 12:30

Multi-Sector Industry Collaboration to Inspire New Products and Innovation

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

Future-Proofing the Launch Supply Chain

13:30 – 14:10

Panel Discussion: How Can We Fill the Gaps and Reinforce the Space Supply Chain ?

  • Best practices for accessing space-adjacent industries: best practices
  • Finding a route to market as a non-space entity
  • Regional vs. national vs. global scale-up for SMEs


James Hinds, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus OneWeb Satellites


14:10 – 14:30

Airbus Defence and Space Presentation

David Phillips, VP – UK National Programmes, Telecom Satellites, Airbus Defence and Space
14:30 – 15:15

Panel Discussion: Developing a Workforce Fit for the Industry Requirements of Today and Tomorrow

  • How can industry attract and retain top talent in the space manufacturing sector?
  • Industrial-academic collaboration to match requirements
  • Challenges and opportunities of increasing diversity in the manufacturing sector

Warrick Malcolm, Director, ADS Scotland
Paul Sheerin, CEO, Scottish Engineering
A representative, National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland 

15:15 – 15:30
Accessing Accreditation to Qualify Existing Products for Space
15:30 – 15:50

Afternoon Break

15:50 – 16:30

Panel Discussion: How Can We Build Carbon Neutral Space Supply Chains?

  • Role of advanced manufacturing in saving energy and reducing inefficiencies
  • Developing reusable launch systems
  • Bridging gaps between industry and academia to drive innovation


Derek Harris, Business Operations Manager, Skyrora
Barnaby Osborne, Small Technology Coordinator, ESA
Tim Burbey, President, Blueshift
Christian Schmierer, Co-CEO, Hylmpulse Technologies 


Data Collection for Space Applications

16:30 – 17:10

How Can Upstream Support Downstream to Capitalize on the Data Revolution?

  • Ensuring continuous improvements and relevance for the end-user
  • Combining satellite and IoT technologies for end-to-end data services
  • Integrating micro-data centres into new satellite designs

Dr. Hina Khan, Senior Project Manager, UK Stakeholder Engagement, Spire Global UK
17:10 – 17:30

Challenging a New Approach of Innovations in Space Technology Toward a Fusion Evolution of Consumer and Space Technologies

Munetaka Ueno, Research Director, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Plenary Conference Close and travel to cocktail venue

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