Event
2 October, 2023
8:45 am - 9:45 am

George Freeman MP, Rt Hon Lord Willetts, Suzie Imber, and Professor Richard Ambrosi

Winning the space race: Boosting the UK space sector for growth and innovation

Speakers:

  • George Freeman MP, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation
  • Rt Hon Lord Willetts, Chair of the UK Space Agency
  • Suzie Imber, Professor of Space Physics, University of Leicester
  • Professor Richard Ambrosi, Director, Space Park Leicester

Reform is delighted to be hosting a panel event at the Conservative Party Conference in partnership with University of Leicester.

The UK is well on track to becoming a global superpower in the space sector, which underpinned 15% of our economic activity in 2020 and is set to keep growing. Our technologists and astrophysicists consistently make ground-breaking discoveries, while our commercial space sector has achieved internationally significant milestones in satellite communications and earth observation technologies. 

Attention is rightly turning to the best ways to harness this British success story and use innovation in science and technology to address domestic challenges.

Reform is delighted to hold this panel with George Freeman MP, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation; Rt Hon Lord Willetts, Chair of the UK Space Agency; Suzie Imber, Professor of Space Physics, University of Leicester; and Professor Richard Ambrosi, Director, Space Park Leicester to discuss how to capitalise on the UK’s leading space sector. This event is kindly sponsored by University of Leicester.

You can watch the full panel here: