MSSL becomes a member of ISIC

29 August 2012

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MSSL has become a member of the International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC) in Harwell, Oxfordshire. ISIC drives innovation and enterprise, creating new technologies and developing applications and intellectual property for the benefit of the UK. Launched in May 2011, ISIC is a not-for-profit organisation based in the UK formed between industry, academia and government.

MSSL’s Technology Management Group will manage the programme of activity for ISIC, and is recruiting two new members of staff to develop and deliver training courses to organisations within and outside the space sector. MSSL staff will also mentor winners of NASA’s Space Applications Challenge.

Barbara Ghinelli, Executive Chair of ISIC, said: “We are delighted to welcome MSSL into our organisation. MSSL’s key contribution will be in helping us develop and deliver executive training courses, and will also support our involvement with the National Space Academy to facilitate the education of young scientists and engineers to improve their employability in the space sector upon graduation.”

Barbara continued: “ISIC is continually in talks with organisations who are interested in becoming members. Each organisation brings different capabilities, expertise and experience – all additional assets which ISIC can then offer its customers. We are also talking to a number of organisations in respect of Affiliate Membership which has been defined to offer smaller organisations the opportunity to get more involved with our activities. ISIC has an ‘open-door’ policy, and the more we collaborate with each other, the greater chance we have of developing and growing the UK’s space sector.”

For more information about ISIC, please contact:

Dr Michael Emes (m.emes [a t] ucl.ac.uk)
Programme Manager for MSSL-ISIC
UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Holmbury St Mary, RH5 6NT, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1483 204285

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