Space technology event for Leicestershire businesses

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 31, 2010 04:45 PM |
You don’t have to be building satellites or launching rockets for space to be relevant to your company. Find out more at a free business event at the National Space Centre on 14 April.

Are you running a business and not taking full advantage of 21st century space technology? Space technologies affect everything from transport (hence the ‘sat’ in ‘satnav’) to ecology to healthcare and all commercial points inbetween. Space, as the old saying has it, is the place.

Actually the specific place is the National Space Centre here in Leicester which on Wednesday 14 April will host a free business event. Representatives from Leicestershire’s three universities will come together with local companies who have taken advantage of space research expertise to offer positive case studies of how space technology can boost business.

Staff from the University of Leicester will host a seminar on 'Commercial Technology Applications drawn from Space Science Exploration', including a presentation by Dr George Fraser, Director of our Space Research Centre. This year marks the 50th anniversary of space research at the University so we're pretty experienced in this area.

Our chums from De Montfort University will discuss how to 'Start your Space journey today: How GNSS Space Technology can give your business a "lift off"'; and the Loughborough University gang will discuss the benefits of 'Virtual Reality Systems'. There will also be a keynote speech by Alan Brunstrom from the European Space Agency (ESA).

This free event runs from midday to 4.30pm including lunch and refreshments. It has been organised by Prospect Leicestershire and 3U4B (which is the Three Universities for Business initiative and not, in fact, a minor character from Star Wars).