Space Hub Yorkshire brings you the Innovate Space Festival.
Space is more than rockets and astronauts. Space applications impact our everyday life and by 2030 space will become an integral part of every business across the world . There are many businesses who could be exploiting space more to innovate, grow and drive revenues and profit – is yours one of them?
Space Hub Yorkshire are hosting a two-day hybrid Innovate Space Festival on Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 March 2022 at the University of Leeds.
This business focussed event is targeted at early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators in the space sector, or those who may wish to move into the space sector, though there will be networking opportunities for companies of any size. There will be talks, workshops and networking opportunities to encourage and support early-stage innovation in the Space sector. The aim is for businesses to network over Space and to ‘Spin In, Spark New, Scale Up’.
Tuesday 15th March is primarily focussed on giving SMEs toolkits and coaching on topics such as funding opportunities, what investors look for, how to win funding and write pitches.
Wednesday 16th March will be focussed on scaling up, accessing skills, with opportunities to network with larger companies.
Confirmed speakers and sessions:
- Why Innovation is important in West Yorkshire – opening remarks by the West Yorkshire elected Mayor, Tracy Brabin;
- How Space is helping businesses to innovate – Joel Freedman, Satellite Applications Catapult;
- Digital Innovation and Space… It’s Not Rocket Science – Alan Cross and Paul Bhatia, European Space Agency;
- Accessing Skills – Kathie Bowden, UK Space Agency;
- Innovation Development – Prof. Tony Morgan, University of Leeds;
- Women in Space – WECAN, Leeds Beckett University;
Space Hub Yorkshire is excited to be working with artists and visual culture academics involved in the Space sector and will be featuring:
- the exhibition of Dr Katherine Harrison – ‘Leaving Earth Behind: Images of the Home Planet is New Space and Popular Culture’; and
- Space-themed creative writing, Liesl King, Terra Two: An Ark for Off-World Survival
Free 30 min consultations will be offered by Appleyard Lees to attendees of the event, to talk through any potential Intellectual Property filings or advise on the patent and design process.
This is a FREE Space Hub Yorkshire event, delivered in collaboration with Leeds University Business School and funded by Leeds City Council’s Innovation@Leeds programme.