Our archive of SPACEtalks events and testimonials from our attendees.
"...That’s one of the reasons that I’m here at SPACEtalks today. To meet other parts of the civil sector, other interested stakeholders who may share challenges or have things which they can share with us or be interested in working with us to solve those problems."
Defence Innovation - Portfolio Assistant Head
UK Ministry of Defence
"Very interesting conference with a commercial focus. Good size too - not too large meaning networking was simple."
Space Professionals Ltd
"Attending the Space talks was very eye-opening and it gave you quite the insight into governmental thoughts, ideas to private companies and how to move forward."
Technical Support Executive
"Space Talks 2020 in London was a well organised top event which covered a broad range of interesting topics and trends in the space industry."
Space Ambassador & Private Astronaut Trainer
Space Training Academy
27th April 2022
Set in the pioneering Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, SPACEtalks 3.0 was an insightful space commercialisation conference, filled with thought provoking discussions on space related topics covering space inclusivity, earthly logistics and supply chain, sustainability, SPACs, IP, and much more.
From Robert Gibbs, Assistant Administrator for the Mission Support Directorate at NASA, delivering his keynote speech via Zoom at 4am to our closing panel, A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Manufacturing & Testing, completing the day with an upbeat discussion on industrialisation the space industry, we encountered, listened to and learned from dedicated experts at top of their field.
The conference brought together 35 speakers, 16 sponsors, over 170 in-person attendees, alongside 100 + virtual viewers. With representatives of international space agencies & associations, space tourism vendors and robotics & autonomous systems manufacturers, among others, in attendance there was never a quiet moment. Networking and conversations flowed, covering a range of topics including; business management practices, techniques for the commercialisation of assets and the latest trends in space funding & investment.
35 Speakers | 16 Sponsors | 200+ Registered Participants
Dr Joanna Hart, Harwell Space Cluster Development Manager, UKRI - Science and Technology Facilities Council
Robert Gibbs, Assistant Administrator for the Mission Support Directorate, NASA
Stephan Reckie, Executive Director, GEN Space
Mark R. H. Burrows, Head of Business Incubation, Development Manager, Harwell Campus - STFC
Catherine Holt, Horizon Europe National Contact Point Space, Innovate UK
Ibrahim Al Qasim, Deputy Director General, UAE Space Agency
Annette Toivonen, Senior Lecturer in Space Tourism, Department of Tourism Business at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Dan Jones, Space Technology Cluster Manager, UK Space Agency
Ray Stott, Co-Founder, SpaceSpecialists Ltd
Daniel Carew, Principal, IQ Capital
Amanda Campbell, Head of Net Zero, Satellite Applications Catapult Ltd
Dr. Hira Virdee, Founder & CEO, Lumi Space
Prof. Rob Buckingham OBE, Director of RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments), UK Atomic Energy Authority
Tobias Lin, National Space Strategy implementation Policy Lead, BEIS - Space Directorate
Cy Keogh, Senior Advisor, Manufacturing Technology Centre
Dr Alastair Barrow, CEO, Generic Robotics
Robert Elliot, Head of Business Development, RAL Space
Dr Christoph Beischl, Associate Deputy Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law (ISPL)
Arfan Chaudhry, Deputy Director International Strategy and Regulation, BEIS - Space Directorate
Tim Davies, Head of Capability, Space and Communications, UK Defence Solutions Centre
Simon Drake, Partner, Space Ventures Investors
Dr Tim Flohrer, Head of Space Debris Office, ESA
Bryant Mishima-Baker, Attorney, United States Air force
Andrew White, Partner, UK & European Patent Attorney, Mathys & Squire LLP
Posy Drywood, Partner, UK & European Patent Attorney, Mathys & Squire LLP
Dan Etenberg, CEO, LIA Aerospace
Raphael Roettgen, Managing Partner, E2MC Ventures
Eric Stallmer, Executive Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy, Voyager Space Holdings
Andre Ronsoehr, Investment Director, Seraphim Capital
Tihomir Karakashev, Founder & CEO, Cosmonauts
Manny Shar, Head of Analytics, BryceTech
Jon Porter, European Business Development Director, Velo3D
Mike Collett, Founder & Managing Partner, Promus Ventures
Shan Dulanty, Chief Engineer for the Industrial Growth and Space Sector, Manufacturing Technology Centre
Dr Axel Roenneke, Vice President Key Accounts & Sales, Beyond Gravity
Keval Dattani, CEO, Space Power