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Defining the Future Podcast Episode 2 - The Next Giant Leap

8th October 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Studio

What's the role of the UK space sector in the global Britain envisioned for the future?

Welcome to Shephard Studio’s Defining the Future podcast, sponsored by our partner Raytheon UK.

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The UK space sector has seen rapid development in recent decades, with a total income of about £15 billion and generating more than 40,000 jobs.

The industry and its government partners have identified significant room for growth in the coming years, fuelled by domestic investment and international programmes.

However, the sector faces a number of challenges. How can it recruit the people it needs, when there is a widespread shortfall of STEM-focused employees?

How can it support education across the board, from primary level to university students? And what will be the impact of leaving the European Union?

Welcome to episode two of the Defining the Future podcast, Shephard Studio’s series on aerospace and defence innovation, sponsored by our partner Raytheon UK - a company Invested in Britain, creating British jobs and supporting local communities around the UK.

In this episode, we sit down with the UK Space Agency and representatives from industry to discuss the space sector’s role in the global Britain envisioned for the future.

We spoke to Arfan Chaudhry, the UK Space Agency’s head of international policy and Kathy Bowden, Lead for Skills and Careers development at the organisation.

Paul Day, Business Development Executive at Raytheon UK, and Mark Dumville, CEO of GMV NSL, a developer of satellite navigation technologies provided the perspective from industry.

The Defining the Future podcast is brought to you in partnership with Raytheon UK - a huge thanks for their support. Thanks also the UK Space Agency and GMV NSL.

The Defining the Future podcast was produced by Tony Skinner, with video production by Adam Wakeling, script assistance by Gerrard Cowan, audio edits and mastering by Kevin Stokes, and narration by Denise Hammick.




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