Sunday, November 17, 2019

TalentSpark and Informatics Ventures voyage into Scotland’s Space Sector

On the 7th November TalentSpark and Informatics Ventures will host an evening dedicated to showcasing Scotland’s space sector at the Bayes Centre, University of Edinburgh.

The evening promises to capture the imagination and inspire those working in the industry and beyond and inform those looking for insight, with leading industry speakers from academia and industry.  

Dr Ram Ramamoorthy, Associate Professor and Executive Committee Member for the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and Dr George Goussetis, Head of Research Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems at Heriot Watt University will give their thoughts on current and potential research and the application of data and leading technologies in the future of space exploration and data analysis

Craig Clark, Founder and CSO of AAC Clyde Space will address the audience, discussing the challenges of building a space business and the growth of Scotland’s satellite sector and the potential for growth in this area.

This will be followed up by a panel discussion on the future potential of the Scottish space sector with some notable experts including, Peter Young, Chairman of Global Surface Intelligence; Adrian Smith, CFO Ecometrica; Oleg Dmitriev, Head of Technical Operations at Skyrora and Karina Wardak, Business and Innovation Manager at Higgs Centre for Innovation.

It promises to be a hugely insightful event with very passionate and knowledgeable speakers

“Since the Space Industry Act passed in March 2018 businesses in Scotland have jumped on the opportunities that this has presented by establishing themselves as strong global players in all aspects of the process from research to launch and everything in between. This has opened a whole sector with high demand for real specialist skills. We are looking forward to welcoming a host of industry experts who can highlight how far the industry has developed in Scotland and where the opportunities lie” said Jane Kennedy, Associate Director, TalentSpark.     

“Informatics Ventures was at the genesis of the tech entrepreneur ecosystem here in Edinburgh and we remain very much at the heart of it, now in the Bayes Centre. Sitting cheek by jowl with the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics underlines our commitment to satellite and space tech entrepreneurship right here in the aspirational Data Capital of Europe.” Commented Dr Steve Ewing, Director of Entrepreneurship, Bayes Centre

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