23 February 2015 “Space: A New Entrepreneurial Frontier?” Oxford, UK


PIVT Oxford imageYours truly is on the panel for this… 18:00 at Pembroke College Oxford, the “Pembroke Innovative Ventures and Technologies” society.

The event is open to the public and free to attend, but please pre-register…

From the Event Facebook Page:

Come to the Pichette Auditorium at Pembroke College at 18:00 on Monday 23rd February to witness the lift-off of Oxford’s newest and most exciting society.

Featuring space sector experts from the Space Angels Network, the European Space Agency, the LSE, and the Satellite Applications Catapult, our launch event is for academics, entrepreneurs, and anyone with an interest in space.

The event will take the format of a series of short presentations and a Q&A session, which will then be followed by space-themed drinks and nibbles and the chance to talk directly with the speakers.

Chad Anderson is Managing Director of the Space Angels Network, the only global venture capital firm dedicated to investments in aerospace.

Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the LSE and editor of the journal Space Policy, as well as being a frequent media presence.

Alan Brunstrom is the head of the Applications Business Office at the ESA, with a particular focus on assisting SMEs with expertise and funding.

Sam Adlen is the head of Business Innovation at the Satellite Applications Catapult, which gives support to new companies aiming to develop satellite-based products and applications.

Places are limited – so remember to sign up!


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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.



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