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Aerospace UP hour -- space sector in Midlands

Brought to you by MAA and University of Nottingham


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The next "Aerospace UP hour" is on Thursday 20 May, 11:00 - 12:30. 

Please register below.


You will be able to join this virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams. You can register right up to the start of the meeting. We will then send you a link to join.

(if you don't have Teams, you don't need special software, or to download anything, you will be able to join on the web in a couple of clicks; for any issues email joanne.cole@midlandsaerospace.org.uk)

These extended Aerospace UP hours focus on innovation and technology related subjects: R&D, funding, sustainable aviation, additive manufacturing, electrification, specialist composites, Industry 4.0, what help companies can get from the University of Nottingham and other research and technology bodies . . .


This week's topic . . .  space sector developments and opportunities

Among speakers already confirmed:

  • Kuo Wong of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd will talk about the company, technologies of interest and supply chain opportunities in space

  • Prof Martin Barstow of Leicester University will outline the history of space science at Leicester and talk about the wide range of expertise in the current research portfolio, which underpins the creation of Space Park Leicester. He will discuss the vision of the Space Park and how it is developing a new approach to working with business before providing an update on the current state of the project and the opportunities for involvement of businesses across the region.

  • Derek Harris from Skyrora (which is developing the next generation of launch vehicles for the burgeoning small satellite market) will provide an overview into the growth and challenges faced from start-up to now. He will speak about Skyrora's journey with 3d printing and its focus on environmental responsibility.

  • Dr Nigel Bannister of Leicester University will discuss an Institute of Technology bid for the Wave 2 IoT call currently open with the Department for Education. The focus of this bid is digital and advanced engineering/manufacturing, with an overarching theme of space.

  • Dr Andrew Mair of the MAA and Chloe Billing of the University of Birmingham will provide an update on the West Midlands Space Cluster research project

More about the meeting

Come along with your coffee! Arrive early if you can -- like a "real" meeting -- to help us start on time, and say hello.

You’ll be able to send us your questions and comments and network with other participants during the meeting.

And we often stay behind for 15 minutes more discussion and networking, just like a normal meeting -- all are welcome!

(All that's missing is the biscuits!)

Questions before the meeting, or technical difficulties booking or joining?

email joanne.cole@midlandsaerospace.org.uk

Are you eligible for funding and expert support?

Why not see now if your organisation is eligible for funding and expert support from the University of Nottingham and the Midlands Aerospace Alliance under the Aerospace UP programme?

Click here to fill in the simple on-line eligibility check & enrolment form. In a nutshell, the criteria are:

  1. SME (business with fewer than 250 employees, turnover less than €50m)
  2. business address in Midlands.

For any questions about the form and eligibility contact Sarah Walker, ERDF Project Manager, Institute for Aerospace Technology, University of Nottingham - s.walker@nottingham.ac.uk.

Register now!


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