The Connected Skies Summit

DATE: 17 May, 2022

LOCATION: British Science Museum, London and join us virtually.

START TIME: 9:30 am END TIME: 5:30 pm

Sky’s the Limit – Connecting Cities with Connected Skies . Join us for a two day hybrid event on 17 and 18 May 2022

The Connected Skies Summit will bring together the UK’s Air Mobility and Airport Innovation Ecosystem and demonstrate how investors can benefit from partnering with the latest, bravest and most innovative companies. Set in the British Science Museum, the Summit will stand on the shoulders of British and global innovation legacy to plan for the future of air mobility, airport and aviation innovation.

Convening Future Thinking Aviation communities, national and global policy makers, startups and SMEs alongside thought leaders to the Summit will stimulate debate and action.

Join us to:

  • Debate the necessary regulatory and policy steps needed to enable the transformation of places through new forms of air mobility
  • Learn more about UKRI future flight challenge work that the Connected Places Catapult is involved in
  • Explore the roadmap and next steps for zero emission flight infrastructure in the UK
  • Interact with thought leaders engaged in the transformation of flight and mobility to accelerate the adoption of innovation
  • Showcase the progress being made in the development of business cases of new modes of aviation

AGENDA

Day One – 17 May 2022

09:30 – 10:00 – Registration and networking

10:00 – 11:00 – THE AMBITION OF AIR MOBILITY AND FORWARD-THINKING AVIATION

Kicking off with a bang we hear from our keynote speakers about the future policy and ambition of air mobility and forward-thinking aviation with a placemakers lens on.

11:00 – 11:45 Networking Break and exhibition

11:45 – 12:45 – OVERCOMING CHALLENGES TO REALISE THE AMBITION

Our speakers will delve into the big picture challenges from a number of perspectives and explore the intervention currently in place or needed for the UK to realise the ambition set in the preceding session, followed by a panel Q&A.

12:45 – 14:00 – Lunch and Networking Break

14:00 – 15:00 – THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIETAL OPPORTUNITY

Air Mobility and forward-thinking aviation have the potential to bring enormous economic and societal benefits to the UK, contributing to levelling up and connecting citizens like never before. Hear and discuss with our speakers on how the UK can benefit from investing in these new technologies and integrating them into our transport network.

15:00 – 15:45 Networking Break

15:45 – 16:45 – BUILDING A SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS

In order to realise the ambition of Air Mobility and forward thinking aviation the whole system of systems requires attention. In this session, hear the perspective from a number of key organisations in this complex system of systems and what their ask may be.

1645 – 1700 Wrap up

1700 – Networking Drinks

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Day Two – 18 May 2022

09:30 – 10:00 – Registration and networking

10:00 – 10:45 – WHAT IS BEING DONE TO REALISE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UK?

Yesterday we heard the wow factor – today we hear and discuss the how factor! Kicking off with keynote speakers who will set the scene for the opportunities in our airports and commercial aviation and then working through three key priority areas for UK Air Mobility and future thinking aviation – Decarbonising Aviation, Future Aviation and Aviation Sustainability.

10:45 – 11:30 Break and Networking

11:30 – 12:30 – DECARBONISING AVIATION

Hear from the leaders in decarbonising aviation about the progress and challenges faced by the industry

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch and Networking

13:15 – 14:15 – FUTURE AVIATION

Hear from the end users, investors and actors in the system of systems that will lead to new classes of vehicles being integrated into our skies.

14:15 – 15:00 Break and Networking

15:00 – 16:00 – AVIATION SUSTAINABILITY

There is more to sustainability than decarbonisation of tail pipe emissions – hear from our speakers about the opportunities within our airport ecosystems for creating a more economically and environmentally sustainable aviation industry and how innovation in the supply chain can drive towards this.

16:00 – 17:00 Closing remarks

17:00 Networking drinks