Space expert to talk at NETpark about growing business opportunities (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Space expert to talk at NETpark about growing business opportunities
THE man behind the UK space industry will give a talk at a south Durham science park next month.
Tim Just has joined the list of speakers at Spacetech13 to explain to delegates how opportunities in space technology can mean big business.
Mr Just, head of space at the Technology Strategy Board, is the man responsible for helping the UK space industry grow from £9.1bn to £40bn by 2030 and will be providing businesses with an insight into what it could mean for them at Spacetech13.
The one day conference, which is organised by Business Durham, the business gateway for Durham County Council, will be held on Thursday, March 21, at the North East Technology Park (NETPark) in Sedgefield.
The event is aimed at companies who are interested in exploring new and developing opportunities within the global space technology industry.
Mr Just joins delegates from Telespazio VEGA, the Cherenkov Telescope Array, the European Space Agency, The Satellite Applications Catapult Centre and NOVA, a US company involved with the Mars Curiosity Rover.
The event will be chaired by UKspace, the trade association for the space industry.
Stewart Watkins, Managing Director of Business Durham said: “Spacetech 13 provides a fantastic opportunity for businesses across a diverse range of industries such as automotive, engineering, construction and software to come together and explore new opportunities in a growing market.”
Tickets are available at spacetech13.northeasttechnologypark.com