Joanna Hart

Harwell Space Cluster Development Manager, UKRI – Harwell Campus

Dr Joanna Hart joined UKRI-STFC in November 2017 as the Harwell Space Cluster Development Manager, working to develop the Harwell Space Cluster by helping the 80 space organisations at Harwell Campus to grow and attracting new companies to set up operations at Harwell Campus.

Previously, Joanna was Head of Evaluation and Impact at the Satellite Applications Catapult, tracking key performance indicators and understanding the economic impact that Catapult is having on UK space companies, in terms of jobs and revenue growth. Joanna has nine years of experience in equity research at investment banks UBS and Credit Suisse. This involved advising global fund managers to buy and sell shares in European telecoms companies. Joanna holds a DPhil in Particle Physics from the University of Oxford, which involved working on the Central Tracking Detector (now a museum piece at the entrance to her office building).


Programme sessions

11:00 – 12:00

Space technologies to watch in 2019 and beyond

Oxfordshire has a key role to play in helping the UK space industry reach its target of 10% of the global space market by 2030. With 80 space organisations employing 800 people, Harwell Space Cluster is already home to many companies with leading edge, innovative space technology. This all female panel will highlight the technologies that are leading to step-changes in the UK space industry and let you know which companies to follow in 2019 and beyond.

Who should attend?  Anyone who wants to know more about the UK space sector the exciting developments within it and the innovative technologies that are changing the sector forever. The people you will be hearing from will be major players in the future of the space industry, so see them here first!

Location: John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre
Speakers: Shahida Barick, Joanna Hart, Rain Irshad, Elizabeth Seward and Shefali Sharma

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