to: 02 Jul 2020




Space is a growing market with many startups emerging. Business Incubation Centres are helping to inspire and work with entrepreneurs to foster business ideas to fully commercial startup companies. In this webinar we get a perspective of different space clusters across Europe in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and the UK.


Dr Joanna Hart – Harwell Space Cluster Development Manager, UKRI – Science and Technology Facilities Council

Dr Joanna Hart is the Harwell Space Cluster Development Manager, working with stakeholders to strengthen the Harwell Space Cluster by attracting new companies to Harwell Campus and helping those already there to grow. Since taking up the role, the Harwell Space Cluster has grown to 105 space organisations employing over 1,100 people from 80 organisations employing 800 in December 2017. Previously, Dr Hart was Head of Evaluation and Impact worked at Satellite Applications Catapult, and prior to that spent nine years working in investment banking looking at the telecoms sector.

Romain Erny – Director – Mobility and Space, Choose Paris Region

Romain leads the Paris Region’s consulting practice for the urban mobility and new space sectors. He has 10+ years of experience advising companies looking to expand and plug into the regional ecosystem. He is the co-founder of the Space Paris Region initiative.

More panellists to be announced shortly…