European Space Agency

Global Space Economic Workshop Building & Powering



The European Space Agency together with Harwell Campus and Metalysis are delighted to invite you to the Global Space Economic Workshop@UK to be held on July 18th at the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT) in Harwell Campus, United Kingdom.

The Workshop will bring together major space and non-space stakeholders from the energy, advanced material, biomedical and space domains, to discuss potential cooperative initiatives. This reflects the three clusters that have formed at Harwell in the domains of Space, HealthTec and EnergyTec. 

Several high profile panels and splinter working sessions will be organised with the participation of leaders from industry, academia and European institutions, to discuss new cross-disciplinary partnerships and to promote disruptive innovation and commercial opportunities. Working sessions will address diverse challenges related to such topics as:

  • advances in battery technology and how they can benefit both space exploration and the interworking of autonomous vehicles and renewable energy;
  • advanced manufacturing and materials and in-situ resource utilisation, both for habitat construction on the moon or other planets and for use in the construction of satellites, spacecraft and down-to-earth applications  and
  • the perspectives brought forward by new biomedical research conducted in micro-gravity to protect or improve life both in space and on Earth.

Participants from institutional and commercial parties and the communities and actors in the domains of energy, materials, space and biomedical are invited to attend the event. For further information about the GSEW, please click here

To register, click HERE.


09.00 – 09.30                     Guests registration and welcome coffee

09.30 – 09.55                     Institutional welcome
                                          Barbara Ghinelli, Director, Clusters and Campus Development, UKRI-STFC
                                          Geraldine Naja, Head of Industrial Policy and Auditing Department, 
                                          ESA Dion Vaughn,CEO,Metalysis

09.55 – 10.00                     Setting the stage and reminder of the objectives and dynamic of the day
Luca del Monte, Head of Industrial Policy and SME Division, ESA

10.00 – 10.20                     Introduction to ESA-RAL Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory
                                          Andrew Barnes, Senior Technology Engineer, ESA

10.20 – 10.35                     Inspirational Talk
                                          Martina Caironi, Paralympic Athlete and ESA Grand Challenge Ambassador

10.35– 10.50                      Coffee Break  

10.50 – 12.20                     New Materials and Energy Industrial Panel Discussion
                                          Moderator: Alan Brunstrom, ESA

                                         - Angus Horner, Partner and Director, Harwell Campus Partnership

                                         - Parth Mehta, Business Development Manager, Siemens

                                         - Alex Brinkmeyer, Space Materials Engineer, Oxford Space System

                                         - Tim German, Government and Regulator Relationships, Energy Stems Catapult

12.20 – 12.30                      Q&A

12.30 – 14.00                      Networking Lunch

14.00 – 14.15                      Key-note Speech
                                          Nick Cox, Head of Space Technology Strategy, UKSA [TBC]

14.15 – 14.45                      Metalysis – ESA Grand Challenge Presentation
                                          Luca del Monte, Head of Industrial Policy and SME Division, ESA 
                                          Melchiorre Conti, Director of Technology, Metalysis

Afternoon working session

Addressing challenges through creativity and innovation 
Participants will be split into different working tables. Through several working tables the objective will be to discuss and creatively co-design future cross-domain partnership opportunities in the domain of new materials and energy

14.45 – 16.00                     Further exploration of morning’s reflections [working groups]

16.00 – 16.15                     Coffee Break

16.15 – 17.00                     Restitution of working groups

17.00 – 17.30                     Conclusions


Event Date

18 July 2018

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Published 04 July 2018
Last updated at 31 July 2018 - 08:06