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Upstream Day | 26th March 2024

Luca del Monte

Luca del Monte

Head of Commercialisation Department

European Space Agency
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Donna Shafer

Associate Center Director - Johnson Space Center


George Freeman

Member of Parliament for Mid Norfolk

House of Commons
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Peter Guthrie

Head of Space 

Highlands and Islands Enterprise
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Gemma Wilson

Harwell Cluster Development Manager

Harwell Space Cluster
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Tobias Lin

Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

National Space Capabilities Lead Space Directorate
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Pierre Festal


Promus Ventures
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Gail Eastaugh

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Cornwall Space Cluster
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Rebecca Huffee

Space Cluster Manager

Space West
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Simone Hartless

Head of Cluster Growth

Satellite Applications Catapult Ltd
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Rob Desborough

Managing Partner, and CEO Seraphim Accelerator

Seraphim Space
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Mohsen Al Awadhi

Director of Space Missions Department

UAE Space Agency
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Moritz von Klot

Investment Team

Earlybird Venture Capital
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Jerry Yang

General Partner

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Nick Shave

Managing Director

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Joanne Wheeler


Alden Legal
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Piera Di Vito

Φ-lab Invest Officer 

European Space Agency

Timo Karakashev

CEO and Founder


Julie Black

Director, Missions and Capabilities

UK Space Agency
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Tomas Navarro

Future Projects Engineer

European Space Agency
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Paul Williams

Executive Director

Black Arrow Space Technologies
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Nick Appleyard

Head of Applications and Solutions Department CIC-A Head of Establishment for ECSAT (UK)

European Space Agency

John Auburn


Auburn Space Consulting Ltd.

Downstream Day | 27th March 2024

Nick Appleyard

Nick Appleyard

Head of Applications and Solutions Department CIC-A Head of Establishment for ECSAT (UK)

European Space Agency

Sanjeev Gordhan

General Partner

Type One Ventures
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Louise Butt


Space South Central Enterprise Network
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Stuart Catchpole

Space Cluster Manager

Space East
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Phil Carvill

Head of Clusters (NW) and Chair of the UK Space Regional Cluster Advisory Board

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Robert Hill

Head of NISO (The Northern Ireland Space Office)

Northern Ireland Space

David Pollington

Head of Research

Bloc Ventures
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Stuart Laws

Portfolio & Outreach Assistant Head

Ministry of Defense Innovation Unit
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Roaya R. Bubshait

Head of Geospatial Analytics

National Space Science Agency - Bahrain
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Christian Ziach


High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
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Christopher Magazzeni


IQ Capital
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Tales Gaspar

Programme Manager – UK SPF and Satellite

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Krish Ramadurai


Harmonix Fund
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Robert Cross

International Market Access Lead for Space Applications

UK Space Agency

Tony Forsythe

Head of Space Technology

UK Space Agency
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Daniel Carew

Deep Tech Investor

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Joanna Hart


Space Partnership
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Sam Adlen


Space Solar

Harry Morgan


7percent Ventures
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Khaled Abou Zahr


SpaceQuest Ventures
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Liam Harris

Geospatial Applications Developer

Airbus Defence and Space
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Helen Fraser

The Open University
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Geraint Morgan

Research Fellow, Associate Director AstrobiologyOU

The Open University
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David Williams

Partner, Owner

Page White Farrer
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Steve O'Brien

Founder, CEO


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