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ISCF Future Flight Networking Event - Infrastructure

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You, like us, will be only too aware of the fast-developing situation with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and wellbeing of our attendees and staff is our priority and, with this in mind, we have decided to move the three ISCF Future Flight Networking Events from physical events to 3 online webinars:

  • Infrastructure - 16th April
  • Use cases - 23rd April
  • Regulation - 30th April

We will work with you and all of our attendees and speakers to ensure that, despite not being face-to-face, we still give you as much opportunity to network and connect as possible.

Online Networking Platform: If you have opted in for access, this will be made available the week before the online event. You will be able to search the other participants and request 1:1 meetings with them which will be scheduled in the afternoon of the event via video chat embedded within our platform.

We welcome your feedback as to how the events are working online and how we can improve or increase their reach in these ever-changing circumstances.

Connecting people to collaborate and drive change through innovation has never been more important. Thank you for continuing to engage and we look forward to meeting you ‘online’ at this event.

Phase II of UKRI's ISCF Future Flight Challenge will open on 6th April and to support the creation of consortia, KTN is hosting three themed networking events. The events are open to anyone interested in forming or joining a consortium.

The aim of the three events is to:

  • Convene interested parties to enable new collaborations to form
  • Raise awareness of the successful applicants from Phase I (as they will lead the consortia for Phase II)
  • Attract non-traditional aviation companies to Future Flight
  • Inform on the capabilities and expertise on offer to support your Future Flight project

Infrastructure Programme:

10:00 Welcome
Michelle Carter, Head of Transport, KTN

10:05 ISCF Future Flight
Gary Cutts, Challenge Director, Innovate UK

10:25 TBC

10:40 Cranfield Global Research Airport
Iain Gray, Director, Cranfield University

10:55 Urban Infrastructure for UAMs
Darrell Swanson, Director, Swanson Aviation Consultancy

11:10 Break

11:30 HAPS
Chris Hall, Space Applications Project Manager, UK Space Agency

11:40 Digital Catapult
Madalina Nazare, Head of Collaborative Research and Development, Digital Catapult

11:50 Connected Places Catapult
Mark Westwood, CTO, Connected Places Catapult

12:00 Satellite Applications Catapult
Paul Febvre, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult

12:10 Break

12:30 Q&A

12:50 Pitches*

13:50 Close of Webinar
Michelle Carter, Head of Transport, KTN

14:00-16:00 Pre-scheduled Meetings**

*2 minute pitch presentations
If you are interested in presenting a 2 minute pitch to highlight your own capability, please express your interest during registration and we will contact you to let you know if your request is successful and send you a presentation template. This option is open to successful Phase I applicants and anyone interested in joining a consortium.

**Pre-scheduled meetings
Powerful event networking through 1:1 virtual meetings. Delegates can upload their profile, search other users’ profiles and book video chat meetings via the platform.


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