Join techUK for a convergence of established satellite companies and pioneering space start-ups at an event where you'll network with the brightest minds shaping the future of the UK space industry.

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday 25 April
  • Timings: 14:00 - 18:00
  • Ticket prices: This event is free to attend. 
  • Venue: techUK London office, 10 St Bride Street, EC4A 4AD


14:00 – 14:30: Networking and arrival

14:30 – 15:00: Introduction and Keynote address

15:00 – 15:50: Journey to commercialization and success in space

15:50 – 16:05: Coffee break

16:05 – 16:35: Start-up showcase

16:35 – 17:00: Remarks on the UK Ecosystem

17:00 – 18:00: Networking session





Ecosystem remarks


Start-up Showcase

  • Alex Bird, Director at Deloitte (Chair)
  • Richard Johanson, CEO at Archangel Lightworks
  • Silviu Pirvu, CTO and Planning Director at Optimal Cities 
  • Alex Hudson, CEO at Optect 
  • Matteo Cuccorese, CEO at Spaice 
  • Viktoria Urban, Marketing & Comms Coordinator at Spaceflux

Related content and events

techUK has published an Emerging Space Technologies Industry Perspective Report

This explores the opportunities to be created by the growing commercialisation of space and unveils a blueprint for the UK to emerge as a leading force in the rapidly evolving industry.

You can read the full report here.

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This event is part of UK Tech Week

UK Tech Week highlights the innovation, expertise, and talent in the nation's tech sector, championing the vibrant ecosystem across the UK.

Please find more information here.




SME networking: Collaboration in defence, national security and cyber

In the morning of the 25th of April, the Defence and National Security team will host a SME pitch and networking session for members aimed at facilitating collaboration among SMEs in the defense, national security, and cybersecurity sectors. Book your ticket here.

Why attend? 

If you are an established company,

  • Discover cutting-edge technologies and solutions from agile start-ups. 
  • Engage in panel discussions with industry leaders and policymakers.
  • Network with a curated selection of high-potential start-ups across areas like satellite communications, Earth observation, and space manufacturing. 

If you are a start-up,

  • Take centre stage and present your groundbreaking ideas to a range of investors, industry experts, and potential partners from established satellite companies. 
  • Network with influential players in the UK space ecosystem.
  • Learn from the expertise of established companies and industry leaders, refining your vision and strategy to navigate the ever-evolving space landscape.

Who should attend?

  • Executives and decision-makers from established satellite companies
  • Investors and venture capitalists focused on the space industry
  • Start-up founders and teams developing innovative space technologies
  • Government officials and policymakers shaping the UK's space strategy
  • Researchers, academics, and students with a passion for space services and applications

This is more than just an event; it's a launchpad for the future of the UK space industry. Don't miss this chance to connect, collaborate, and ignite the next generation of space pioneers.

Contact us

For any inquiries or additional information, please contact us at [email protected].

Sophie Greaves

Sophie Greaves

Head of Telecoms and Spectrum Policy, techUK

Tales Gaspar

Tales Gaspar

Programme Manager, UK SPF and Satellite, techUK

Matthew Wild

Programme Assistant - Markets, techUK