Interactive Sessions

Innovation Zone

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The Innovation Zone is located in the heart of the Exhibition Hall and features leading technology, revolutionary solutions and the latest applications being used across the UK space sector.

The Innovation Zone will include:

4Links Modular Satellite Development Systems
AVS UK Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR) Ion Thrusters
Deimos Space UK EssentialsMap
ispace Miniaturized Rover
Oxford Space Systems The AstroTubeTM Max boom
Pixalytics Sentinel-1 data
Reaction Engines SABRE Engine
Thales Alenia Space Skimsat and Omnisat
TISICS Pressure Vessel
University of Glasgow LISA Pathfinder Optical Bench/ Hydroxide Catalysis Bonded Hardware

Paper and Poster Sessions

Following exceptional demand, all applications have now been reviewed and 18 oral presentations and over 25 posters will feature at the UK Space Conference 2017. These will cover new mission concepts, new instrument concepts and mission results.

Paper Sessions
New mission concepts: Wednesday 31 May, 09:00 – 10:00
New instrument concepts: Wednesday 31 May, 10:15 – 11:15
Mission results: Wednesday 31 May, 14:15 – 15:15

Poster Sessions (located in The Gallery)
Wednesday 31 May, 11:15 – 12:00
Thursday 1 June, 10:30 – 11:15

Pitch to the Primes

Wednesday 31 May, 10:15 – 11:15

Successful SME applicants looking to enter or expand in the UK space supply chain will showcase their organisation to influential decision makers.

“Pitches” will take place in an open forum with representatives from Airbus, Inmarsat, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Thales Alenia Space, Earth-i and Clyde Space in attendance.

Next Steps

  • Download, complete and submit the application form along with any relevant supporting documentation
  • Closing date for applications is 09:00 on Monday 10 April 2017
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 28 April 2017
  • If you are offered a pitching slot you will need to register to attend to conference

Download Application Form


Wednesday 31 May, 14:15 – 15:15 & 16:00 – 17:00

Speakers will have just five minutes and five slides each to convince delegates and the judging panel of the merits of their innovative idea, after which, the audience will be able to ask the presenters questions in an open forum.

Call for speakers

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