Westcott Expo:
Space for the Future

28th July 2021 - 10:00am

We would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate the success of the Westcott Space Cluster over the last three years and share the vision for the future.


The event will take place both in-person at Westcott Space Cluster and virtually in a first-of-its-kind, hybrid format. You will hear from senior representatives from the Satellite Applications Catapult, Bucks LEP, Westcott Venture Park, and subject matter experts from the fields of Space Propulsion and Manufacturing, Health and Agri-tech applications using 5G & space connectivity, drones and much more. We will showcase the Westcott BIC companies who will tell us about their amazing journeys and the innovative products and services they are developing. 


The event will also feature a ground-breaking ceremony for a brand new, £multi-million facility at Westcott, the latest in the Catapult’s linked network of Disruptive Innovation for Space Centres (DISC).


Whether attending in person or on-line, you’ll also have the opportunity to take a tour of the site, network with other attendees and companies and meet the teams working on making Westcott Space Cluster a global centre for space, right here in the UK.


Reasons to attend:

  • Learn more about the vision for the Westcott Space Cluster, and how it can support the growth of your business
  • Meet and learn about the innovative start-ups being supported at the Westcott Business Incubation Centre
  • Understand current and future capabilities and facilities at the site, including Space Manufacturing, Advanced Communications, Agri-tech and Health applications, the forthcoming Drone Port, Antenna Farm and many more
  • Network with companies based at Westcott, and other space sector organisations

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    *Please note due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and following government guidelines there will be limited number of places available to attend the event in person. We will therefore send a confirmation email to those successfully registered to attend the event in-person. If you have not received an email confirming attendance in person you can still join the event virtually.

    Draft Agenda

    09:30 – 10:00Arrival and registration
    10:00 – 10.05Welcome – Henrieta Sanislova, Westcott BIC Manager
    10:05 – 10:15Westcott Vision – Alan Cox, CCO, SA Catapult
    10:15 – 10:25Richard Harrington, CEO Buckinghamshire LEP
    10:25 – 10:30Propulsion & Space Manufacturing @ Westcott – Mike Curtis-Rouse, Head of Manufacturing for Space, SA Catapult
    10:30 – 10:50Panel Session 1: Propulsion; The Key to Building a Lunar Economy
    Marcos Damian Perez, Lift Me Off  Space
    Joshua Western, SpaceForge
    David Pile, Northrop Gruman
    10:50 – 11:00Q&A
    11:00 – 11:30Coffee Break & Networking
    11:30 – 11:35Healthy Living Lab @ Westcott – John Vesey, Business Manager, SA Catapult
    11:35 – 11:55Panel Session 2: The Healthy Living Lab Approach to Care Closer to Home
    Speakers: TBC
    Hammad Jelani, Apian Ltd
    11:55 – 12:05Q&A
    12:05 – 12:10Agri Living Lab @ Westcott – Gina Mercier, Business Development Lead, SA Catapult
    12:10 – 12:30Panel Session 3: The Agri Living Lab Approach for a Connected and Resilient AgriFood System
    Christian von Scheidt – CEO, E-Nano Ltd 
    Parmjit Chima, Head of Engineering, Harper Adams University
    Dr Ashweeni Beeharee – Head of Communication Systems Engineering, Ubiquitous Connectivity, Satellite Applications Catapult
    12:30 – 12:40Q&A
    12:40 – 12:45 Drone Ports @ Westcott – Kieran Arnold, Director of Ubiquitous Connectivity, Satellite Applications Catapult
    12:45 – 12:50

    Space, Security and Sustainable Growth at Westcott Nigel Mackenzie, Westcott Venture Park

    12:50 – 12:55Closing remarks – Martin Smye-Rumsby, Westcott Area Manager
    13:00 – 14:00Lunch & Networking
    14:00 – 15:30Westcott BIC Company Pitches & Exhibition
    Site Demos

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