Space Florida to Host UK Delegation Next Week

Seminar: UK – US Space Technology Opportunities

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) invites you to participate in a dynamic seminar to learn about the latest developments in UK Space industry.

The UK space industry has gone through many exciting changes, which is presenting numerous commercial opportunities. By its nature, the space sector and supporting subsectors such as telecoms, GPS, integrated applications and robotics create large-scale international projects and contracts that could provide tremendous opportunity for US and UK business. This seminar will focus on these opportunities as well as provide more detailed information how to collaborate in target science areas and tap into R&D funding.

Focus areas include:

  • Latest developments in UK space, including the newly functioning UK Space Agency
  • Update on the Harwell International Space Innovation Center
  • Presentations on the UK space industry, UK company capabilities and collaboration and partnership opportunities
  • Overview of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and opportunities for joint research and collaboration
  • A look at the US space environment by Space Florida

Keynote Speaker:

Keith Mason – Chief Executive of the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council, representing the UK Space Agency. Previously the Chief Executive of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), and prior to that Head of UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics and Director, Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

UK Speakers:

Barbara Ghinelli
– Head of Business Development for the International Space Innovation Center
Stuart Martin
– Space Division Director, Logica
Phil Davies
– Director, SSTL
Chris Bee
– Director, Rutherford Appleton Lab


Date: 30 March 2011
: Seminar: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Reception: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
: Hilton Cocoa Beach
1550 North Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Please RSVP no later than March 23rd (Space is limited):

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the UK Government’s international business development organization, supporting businesses seeking to establish operations in the UK and helping UK companies grow internationally. The services offered by UKTI bring together a network of business sector specialists and support teams in British Embassies and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) posts all around the world, as well as key experts in government departments across the UK.