Entrepreneurial Masterclass: Exploring the boundaries of possibility with tiny spacecraft

Entrepreneurship event

Entrepreneurial Masterclass: Exploring the boundaries of possibility with tiny spacecraft

  • Event time: 9:30am until 11:00am
  • Event date: 6th February 2023
  • Speaker: Professor Craig Clark (University of Strathclyde)
  • Location: Higgs Conference Room in the Higgs Centre at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Event details

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The application of innovation and science to business is not straightforward. In this talk, we will hear from Professor Craig Clark, who will discuss how a small space company explored the boundaries of the possible with tiny spacecraft, changing the face of the space sector forever and establishing Scotland as one of the fastest growing hubs of space technology in the World. Following the talk, there will be a Q&A and time for networking. 

Professor Craig Clark is a visionary space engineer and entrepreneur. He is known for his pioneering work on commercialising small satellites, in particular CubeSats. In 2005, Craig founded Clyde Space Ltd, Glasgow’s first space company. Amongst other achievements, including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (2017), Clyde Space produced UKube-1, Scotland’s first satellite, which was launched in July 2014.  

Craig is Professor of Practice for Space at the University of Strathclyde, Chairman of Sylatech Ltd, a Non-Executive Director of the Satellite Applications Catapult, a Non-Executive Director of the Glasgow Science Centre and the Chair of Space Scotland. Craig has an MBE for services to Technology and Innovation and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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