The first of this year's East Midlands regional lectures will be hosted by the University of Leicester. Dr Matt Perkins FREng, Chief Executive Officer, Oxford University Innovation Ltd, will deliver his talk about Space missions.

Humans have a strong desire to explore; to see what is over the horizon and beyond the next hill. The outcome of such exploration has resulted in many benefits to the human race.

Space continues to provide the next frontier to be explored. It has the power to both inspire and motivate people to attempt great things.

It is perceived as a difficult and dangerous environment that is expensive to operate within. The benefits realised from the large investments already made are not always obvious.

The presentation will address these perceptions, explaining how space missions are created, the types of resources and skills required and the benefits humans obtain from this important work. 


4.30pm Welcome, refreshments and posters


Space missions - The What, How and Why?

Dr Matt Perkins FREng, Chief Executive Officer, Oxford University Innovation Ltd

6.15pm Networking reception and posters
7.00pm Dinner


The lecture is free attend and open to the public, please register through the Eventbrite website.

The dinner is for Fellows' and invited guests only, tickets cost £45 (VAT included). 

All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to Events Team. A request for cancellation (and refund) will be accepted up to Thursday 20 April 2017. Royal Academy of Engineering must make commitments to suppliers at that time and making changes will result in additional costs or penalties. If the cancellation request is received after the deadline, we cannot issue a refund.

Speaker biography - Matt Perkins FREng