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Space Hub Yorkshire

Event organiser: 

University of Leeds

Event format: Presentation/ Panel discussion

Maximum no. of attendees: 100

Wednesday 17th March | 14:30-16:30

Event overview: 

Space Hub Yorkshire is a UK Space Agency funded initiative led by the University of Leeds and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership to develop Yorkshire's local space industry cluster.

As part of West Yorkshire Innovation Festival, this event is an opportunity for space industry stakeholders from the Yorkshire region and further afield to engage with this exciting project.

There will be a series of talks from key leaders in the Space Hub Yorkshire team on how the Hub is developing a local space industry growth strategy and the context of the ongoing development of the wider UK space sector.

The event will showcase some of the exciting space industry work already going on in Yorkshire and conclude with a roundtable discussion where audience members will have the chance to join the discussion.


14:30 – 14:40 Welcome/Introduction to Space Hub Yorkshire - Anna Hogg and Mandy Ridyard

14:40 – 15:00 Innovation in the UK space sector - Stuart Martin (CEO Satellite Applications Catapult)

15:00 – 15:20 Growth strategy and case studies - Johnathan Hobson (Director Perspective Economics)

15:20 – 15:40 Support and opportunities available to local businesses in the space sector - Stephen Crow

15:40 – 16:25 Roundtable Discussion - Chair - Stephen Crow, Yorkshire Water - Richard Kershaw, LEP - Andrew Wright, More TBC

16:25 – 16:30 Closing remarks Anna Hogg and Mandy Ridyard

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