“Space for Growth” – Growing the space sector in Ireland
Irish Space Industry Group – Conference – 2017
November 16th 2017
Lecture Theatre X103, Engineering Building,
Athlone Institute of Technology

Registration – 9:00 to 10:00
Morning Session:
10:00 Welcome – Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin, President, AIT
10:05 Opening Address – Minister John Halligan T.D.
10:15 Government Strategy for the Irish Space Sector
10:30 Realising Ireland’s Potential in Space – An Industry Perspective – Danny Gleeson (ISIG)

10:45 ESA Space Solutions Ireland – David Gibbons (Tyndall)
11.00 EIRSAT 1 – Ireland’s first satellite – Lana Salmon/David Murphy (UCD)
11:15 Making Commercial Sense of Earth Observation Data – Sinead McGlynn (Parameter Space)

11:30 Coffee Break

11:45 Closest to the Sun – Advanced Surface Coatings for Space – Kevin O’Flynn (ENBIO)
12:00 Irish Technology in the CST-100 Crew Transportation System – Dave Lowney (Curtiss-Wright)
12:15 Use of Earth Observation Data in Marine Applications – Charlotte Kelly (Techworks Marine)
12:30 Nammo Ireland Space Technology Developments – Jim White, CEng (NAMMO Ireland)
12:45 Sports Science and Human Spaceflight – Diane Cooper (AIT)
13:00 European Southern Observatory/Opportunities for Ireland – Matt Redman (NUIG)

13:15 Morning Session Closing Remarks – Lorraine Hanlon (Parameter Space/UCD)

13:30 – 14:30 Networking Lunch

Afternoon Session – 14:30 to 17:30
“Doing Business with ESA” – Introductory training course on navigating proposals for ESA contracts. Speaker: Peter Hollidge. This short and informative training course seminar is sponsored free of charge by Space Industry Skillnet.

If you would like to attend this event please contact Catherine Lenehan by email at: for registration and programme information.