In-Space Trade & Investment between the UK & Switzerland

GTM Global, in association with Space-Comm and Innovaud, presents an Interactive Roundtable Event @ Space-Comm, Farnborough
8th June 2023, 12:30-13:30 BST

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GTM Global in association with Space-Coom and Innovaud


8th June 2023
12:30 - 13:30 BST


Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre
Etps Rd, Farnborough GU14 6FD


Interactive F2F Roundtable

Delivering UK In-Space Business Growth from the Centre of Europe

Centred around the city of Lausanne on the shores of Lake Geneva, there is a dynamic and innovative in-space Swiss eco-system that wants to actively engage with UK space networks.

Key areas of focus include - a specialist workforce of engineers and technicians, a unique government offset funding programme, extensive academic and R&D connections, substantial corporate partnerships, and an open and flexible business climate full of growth and investment opportunities.

This private roundtable led by Innovaud, the economic development agency for the region, will explore these extensive and unique opportunities in trade and investment for UK companies to build collaborative European partnerships and market growth.

To register your interest in attending the roundtable session, click "Register now" button on this page and complete the form. Please note that to attend this roundtable, you will need to be registered as a visitor for Space-Comm Expo. More details can be found here.

Why Should You Attend

  • Access a dynamic and innovative in-Space community
  • Connect to an extensive academic, R&D and accelerator programmes
  • Meet in-Space Corporate Partners and Investors
  • Engage with a specialist workforce of engineers and technicians
  • Understand how the unique Swiss Government’s Offset Funding scheme works

Biz Development

Routes to market, channel partners, strategic sales, corporate ventures...


Offices, staff, payroll, HR, warehousing, manufacture, logistics, agreements...


Regulatory & legislative compliance, sales taxes, legal, accounting, reporting...


Investment, debt finance, grants, state aid, R&D tax relief, banking, Fx...

State Aid & Support

Economic Development Organisations & FDI, State benefits & incentives...

Event Speakers

industry experts

Mark Stimpfig

Co Founder GTM Global

Providing advice & guidance for tech and digital scale up brands to expand internationally & support companies looking to land & expand into the Greater Phoenix region USA

Yannis Willi

Head of Invest & Deputy Head, Swiss Business Hub UK + Ireland

Yannis is a Deputy Head Swiss Business Hub UK + Ireland at Swiss Embassy, the Official Channel of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.

Frederic Dubois

Key Account Manager, Innovaud

Frederick is a Key Account Manager at Innovaud, the innovation agency for the canton of Vaud in Switzerland’s Lake Geneva region. He supports foreign companies wanting to establish a presence in the heart of Europe.

Grégoire Bourban

Head of Space Exchange, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Grégoire is working at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) as head of Space Exchange Switzerland (SXS) within the Vice-Presidency for Innovation (VPI). SXS supports Swiss organisations and individuals with a platform to prepare for the future challenges in the space field.

Didier Manzoni

General Manager Space, Deputy CEO - Member of the Executive Board, APCO Technologies SA

Didier is a Deputy CEO & General Manager Space at APCO Technologies SA, specialising in the design and manufacturing of high quality mechanical and electromechanical equipment for Space, Energy and Industry applications.

Tim Just

Head of Portfolio for AI and Data economy, Innovate UK, part of UKRI

Tim is responsible for the full portfolio across the AI and Data Economy Grand Challenge area of Innovate UK, a part of UK Research & Innovation. The Grand Challenges areas are the core delivery areas of the UK's Industrial Strategy. The AI and Data Economy directorate includes the Space sector so still a first point of contact for the UK space sector within Innovate UK.

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