Organiser: SEMLEP Growth Hub & Aerospace UP
Date & Time: 25 May 2021 - 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Contact Email: [email protected]
The commercial aerospace sector has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to a dramatic reduction in passenger traffic, in turn affecting aircraft demand. It is expected to recover slowly but travel demand is not expected to return to pre–COVID-19 levels before 2024.
Yet viewed in the right context, the state of the aerospace industry could represent an opportunity for commercial OEMs and suppliers to make needed changes. The next six to 12 months are a critical period in which to prepare for the recovery. It is particularly true in the SEMLEP area which is a place at the cutting-edge of research and expertise in aerospace and where businesses and universities are among the most successful in the country at working together to commercialise knowledge and test new technologies. The region is at the forefront of the future of flight aerospace sector deal which aims to make the UK a leader of hybrid-electric and electric propulsion and to exploit related new markets such as drones and urban air mobility vehicles.
SEMLEP in partnership with the University of Nottingham and the Midlands Aerospace Alliance are hosting an online event to showcase the aerospace sector research, expertise and opportunities in the region and the business support available to SMEs to make the needed changes for recovery.
Peter Horrocks CBE, Chair, SEMLEP
Hitendra Hirani, EU Programme Manager, University of Nottingham
Businesses stories showcasing how they benefited from business support
Edward Anastassacos, CEO, HEROTECH8
Vicky Hlomuka, Growth Hub Manager, SEMLEP Growth Hub
Dr Pamela Farries, Technology Manager, Midlands Aerospace Alliance & Lisa Brewer, Business Development Officer, University of Nottingham
Liz Boadi, Ecosystem Manager, Cranfield Eagle Lab
Andrew Chadwick, Technology Initiative Lead Aviation, Connected Places Catapult
Iain Gray, CBE, Director of Aerospace, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, Chair of OCAVIA– the Oxford to Cambridge Arc Virtual Institute for Aviation, Arc Universities Group
FlyZero – building UK roadmaps and supply chain to zero-carbon emission aircraft
Dr Katy Milne, Head of Industrial Strategy – FlyZero, Aerospace Technology Institute
Sustainable aviation, an airport perspective
David Vazquez, Head of Sustainability, London Luton Airport
Andrew Mair, CEO, Midlands Aerospace Alliance
Who is the event for?
This event is for South East Midlands entrepreneurs, businesses and suppliers who are operating or looking for opportunities in the aerospace sectorBook Now Back