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Dr Craig Brown
Director of Investment
UK Space Agency

Craig is Investment Director at the UK Space Agency, responsible for leading the Agency’s work to catalyse investment in the UK space sector.

Craig was Innovation Lead for Space at Innovate UK from 2014 – 2019, and then spent three and a half years in industry, working for SatixFy, which he helped grow significantly from an SME to a public company. Prior to joining Innovate UK, Craig spent 6 years at Airbus Defence and Space working on a range of programmes in both the science missions and downstream applications parts of the business.

In 2010, Craig was awarded his PhD from the University of Leicester where he worked on the BepiColombo MIXS instrument, following a couple of years working at the European Space Agency in the Future Programmes group.
He has remained active in the UK space community, leading the equality, diversity and inclusion work for the Space Skills Advisory Panel as well as helping coordinate the programme for the UK Space Conference.

The Investment Director leads the Agency’s work to catalyse investment in the UK space sector.

This role will forge strong relationships with space investors, suppliers and customers, create opportunities to bring new investment and revenue into the sector, and lead the delivery of Agency programmes.

Craig can be found on LinkedIn here.