Space Suppliers Summit Scotland
Workshop Programme

5th October 2022

10:10 – 10:40

Flight Ready Cameras For Space

Joe GrahamSales Manager, Raptor Photonics
As more CubeSats go up into LEO orbits, there is a growing interest in optical payloads. But how do you choose the right camera? There are many decisions to make including sensor resolution, pixel size, sensor format (ie CCD, CMOS or InGaAs), wavelength optimisation, optical configuration, interface and comms, size, weight and power.
And when the optical payload has been selected, will it survive the shock and vibration of launch? Will it be affected by cosmic radiation?
In this talk by Raptor Photonics, a UK camera company, you will learn some of the many considerations required by primes and integrators to image in space. Raptor has many cameras currently on live missions on CubeSat payloads. You can share from some of our experiences and learnings. 

10:45 – 11:15

How DASA Can Support Your Space 

Debra Carr, Innovation Partner – Scotland, Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)
Anis Mourad, Access to Mentoring and Finance Partner, Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)
Deb Carr and Anis Mourad from the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will present on how DASA can provide funding and business support for your business. DASA finds, funds and fast-tracks innovative ideas that benefit the Armed Forces and National Security. DASA works closely with the dstl Space Programme and UK Space Command.

11:20 – 11:50

The Stupidest Thing Ever…Or Not!  Opportunities for suppliers in Space Based Solar Power (SBSP)

Cy Keogh, Senior Advisor – Business Transformation, Manufacturing Technology Centre
Despite the pronouncement by Elon Musk that Space Based Solar Power (SBSP) was ‘the stupidest thing ever’, at least six countries are already in the advanced stages of defining a SBSP solution and/or have trials under way.  Whilst in its early stage, the UK has outlined both a potential solution and the principal components of the system. This workshop is for organisations who feel they may have the capability to contribute to the project as it develops. 

11:55 – 12:25

Prepare to launch – Protecting Space-Bound Innovations Using Intellectual Property

Franziska Luckert, Senior Associate, Marks & Clerk LLP
Louise Mansion, Associate, Marks & Clerk LLP
Scotland is emerging as a key player of the UK’s space sector with almost a fifth of all UK jobs being based in Scotland. Additionally, the number of small satellites produced in Scotland is larger than in any other European country. There has been a steep worldwide growth in patent filings in space-related technologies in the past decade with the UK being one of the top three European actors that drive European patent filings.
This workshop will discuss the available types of intellectual property that businesses and research facilities can use to protect their space-bound innovations, including any challenges that may arise, for example in relation to the protection of computer-implemented, Artificial Intelligence and additive manufacturing technologies. In addition, this workshop will examine how intellectual property may be used to secure investment in space-bound technologies.

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