National Physical Laboratory

Manufacturer Measurement Network Launch into Space and Nuclear

Date:
17 July 2018
Description:

This Manufacturer Measurement Network (MMN) event will be held in cooperation with NDI-EEF.

The UK space industry is a success story for manufacturing and an area for potential growth within the UK. The UK is getting the go-ahead to start building its own space launch sites, so it can launch rockets and satellites from a UK-based 'spaceport'.

Space is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK – in 2014/2015 it was worth almost £14 billion (6.5% of the global space economy) and gave jobs to around 38,500 people; and the laws to get the engines fired up on a spaceport are due to be passed during March 2018.

Of this enormous sum, 8% was directly attributed to manufacturing, and this is growing. The UK government has set a target for the space industry to grow to 10% of the world market by 2030 and is supporting this through the UK Space Agency by providing €200,000 grants for technology developments. Hear from Huddersfield-based SME 'Reliance Precision' about their work in this sector and learn more about how you can become involved.

The UK has an ambitious plan to develop the latest generation of nuclear power stations to fill the gap left by decommissioned stations and the move away from carbon burning technologies. To meet its objectives, there will be a need to manufacture components and assemblies in the UK from both current manufacturers of these parts and from new suppliers. The government, with Innovate UK, Research Councils and BEIS, expects to invest around £460m in nuclear research and innovation between 2016 and 2021. Find out more about opportunities such as the 'Small Modular Reactor', potential sources of funding, how to access this market and the support provided by organisations such as the Nuclear AMRC in Sheffield.

Speakers include:

  • Rik Stewart, Reliance Precision
  • Robert Elliott, STFC
  • Martin Booth, Witt UK Group
  • Rob Woollin, NPL
Venue:

3M Buckley Innovation Centre
Firth Street
Huddersfield
HD1 3BD

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Cost:

Free to attend, but registration is essential

Registration:

Register online

Contact:

izabela.rogala@npl.co.uk

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