Lucy Kennedy

Co-Founder & CEO, Spottitt

Lucy Kennedy is one of 3 co-founders and CEO of Spottitt, an innovative Harwell based start-up which is pioneering self-service satellite analytics for the energy, environment and infrastructure sectors.  Since 2014 Lucy has taken Spottitt from idea, through successful development grant funding from the European Space Agency to a commercially available service with its first paying clients. Her early career, post Masters in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University encompassed 16 years of project and operations management within FMCG engineering & manufacturing, followed by consulting all across Western Europe. Lucy would describe herself as somebody who has ‘grown into’, as opposed to being ‘born into’ entrepreneurship. She has a patient husband and 3 less patient children.


Programme sessions

14:30 – 15:30

How space-enabled applications are impacting daily life

For the UK space industry to reach its target of 10% of the global space market by 2030, many more space-enabled applications will need to be developed and adopted in the UK and beyond. Many of the 80 space organisations at the Harwell Space Cluster are already developing applications that will help companies save money and improve lives globally. This all female panel will highlight a few of these and the potential applications of the future in 2019 and beyond.

Who should attend?  Anyone who wants to know how the world around them is impacted by space and how space-enabled applications will drive the UK economy in the future. The speakers 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: Paulette Elliott, Lucy Kennedy, Regina Lally, Veronica La Regina and Roberta Mugellesi Dow

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