This week’s UK Space Conference at ICC Wales in Newport was a great success with attendees present from the entire UK and international space community including government, industry, academia, research and financial communities.
On the SPRINT stand, expert Innovation Advisers from our five partner universities – University of Leicester, University of Edinburgh, University of Surrey, University of Southampton and The Open University – made the most of the great networking opportunities and met with new small businesses, eager to find out more about SPRINT. It was also great to talk to companies with SPRINT projects currently underway and meet up with current and hopefully, future corporate and business partners.
We were also proud to play a role in the announcement at the conference that BAE Systems has been selected to deliver Lot 2 of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) SERAPIS framework agreement which focuses on the development of defence and security technologies for use in the space domain. BAE Systems will be drawing on support from the Satellite Applications Catapult and SPRINT to increase engagement with the rapidly growing UK supply base.
Ross Burgon, Head of the SPRINT programme added: “The conference is a pivotal international event, celebrating the continual growth and optimism of the UK space sector. SPRINT is keen to play its part in this and we look forward to continuing many exciting and productive discussions initiated at the conference.”