UK Space Investment Forum

Space technologies are helping us solve some of our biggest societal challenges, and are bringing more returns to the economy than ever before. The UK is now home to over 1,700 space businesses, and represents an enormous commercial opportunity for the investment sector in the UK and beyond.

The UK Space Agency’s Space Investment Forum exists to connect investors with the increasingly exciting and innovative market, accelerating growth and catalysing investment into the UK space sector.

The Space Investment Forum brings innovators seeking investment face-to-face with investors looking to participate in this sector. The forum provides the perfect opportunity for participants to learn from, and network with, each other.

Picture of Lord Willetts, Chairman of UK Space Agency

Our thanks to Lord Willetts for addressing the Space Investment Forum – Leeds

We would like to extend our thanks to Rt Hon Lord Willetts FRS, Chair of UK Space Agency and President of the Resolution Foundation for giving the keynote address in Leeds.

He served as the Member of Parliament for Havant (1992-2015), as Minister for Universities and Science (2010-2014) and previously worked at HM Treasury and the No.10 Policy Unit.

He has held a range of Chair and Board positions across the space and science sector. He sits as the current Chair of the Foundation for Science and Technology, and was formerly Chair of the British Science Association, Non-executive director on the Board of Surrey Satellites, member of the Space Policy Advisory Board for the EU External Action Service and of the ESA Expert Group on the Future of Space in Europe.

He is a visiting Professor at Kings College London and an Honorary Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.

Thank you to all innovators, investors and space sector specialists who attended the Edinburgh event 

We had a great turnout to the Space Investment Forum Edinburgh which took place recently on 30 January at the iconic Dynamic Earth venue.

Photos of the day have now been added to the gallery and you can view the video below.

Meet the speakers

Our speakers for the event are drawn from government, from space entrepreneurs and from the investor sector. 

Register for one of our events

If you are neither an innovator seeking investment, nor an investor, but you are operating in the sector and would like to be considered as an invited attendee to the event, please email briefly outlining your connection to the space ecosphere, your job role and why you think it would be useful for you to attend.

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