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24- 26 September 2019

Please note that applicants need to register and purchase a ticket to attend the conference.


This year the soapbox sessions will be held in the heart of the exhibition on the spotlight stage.

Speakers will have just five minutes and five slides each to convince delegates the merits of their innovative idea.

To formally apply, please email with a 100 word paragraph of your innovative idea / solution.

The deadline for paragraph submissions is midnight on Sunday 30 June. Selected speakers will be notified on Wednesday 24 July. The winner will be awarded at the Gala Dinner on Wednesday 25 September.

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Pitch to the Primes

A fantastic opportunity for SMEs and Startups to showcase their innovations to a panel of influential space industry leaders.

The conference is looking to select candidates from upstream and downstream technologies to identify potential new supply chain opportunities.

“Pitches” will take place in an open forum to a judging panel of industry primes. 

Next Steps:

Please note - the deadline to submit an application for Pitch to the Primes has passed and submissions beyond Friday 31 May will not be considered.

  • Download, complete and submit the application form along with any relevant supporting documentation to 
  • Closing date for applications is 09:00 on Friday 31 May 2019
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Monday 24 June 2019
  • If you are offered a pitching slot you will need to register to attend the conference.

Download application form


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Innovation Zone

The UK Space Conference 2019 will feature a dynamic and collaborative Innovation Zone in the heart of the Exhibition Hall. Organisations are invited to showcase leading technology, revolutionary solutions and the latest applications.

The Innovation Zone will include:

  • Showcase plinths
  • Display cases

If you are interested to showcase your product or solution in the Innovation Zone, please download and complete this application form and return to no later than Friday 14 June 2019.

Applications will be reviewed by the UK Space Organising Committee and organisations will be informed of outcome by Friday 28 June 2019.

There will be a small charge of £100 for all UK Space Conference 2019 exhibitors who wish to submit a product into the innovation zone. If you are successful, your stand number will be profiled alongside your product /solution. A modest fee of £200.00 plus VAT will be charged to non-exhibitors and contact information can be displayed.


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Call for Abstracts (Posters and Papers) for Science: Inspiration, Innovation and Impact

Please note - the deadline to submit an abstract has passed and submissions beyond Friday 10 May will not be considered. 

We have received a considerable number of submissions in response to our call for abstracts to deliver an oral presentation or poster at the UK Space Conference 2019. This year, chosen abstracts will focus on the theme of Science: Inspiration, Innovation and Impact.

The sessions will include the wider benefits of science missions, showing how they provide inspiration, innovation and impact. Highlight new opportunities, technical challenges, and the economic benefits from space science programmes.

Submissions are currently being reviewed by an expert panel. Successful authors will be notified whether they have been given an oral presentation or a poster slot at the conference by the end of June. Key dates for the submission and acceptance process are listed below.

Key dates

Deadline for abstract submissions: closed

Authors notified: Monday 24 June 2019

Presentations due: Tuesday 10 September 2019

Conference: Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 September 2019

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