SpaceUp Leicester 2018 would not be possible without the following organisations:


Printech Circuit Laboratories (PCL) was founded in 1980 and has continually evolved as a technology driven company, offering real solutions and close working relationships with many start-up companies, leading OEM’s and other technology driven companies throughout the world.

PCL continues to broaden its technology portfolio in the demanding and ever changing environment of today’s electronic market place. We offer our customers the ability and resources to support the advanced technology needs of the Aerospace, Defence, Telecommunications, Industrial and Medical market places.

PCL manufactures all types of printed wiring from conventional through to complex M/Ls and Flex rigids as well as all types of Microwave and Metal Backed boards. Standard finishes include tin, tin-lead, electro-plated nickel, electro-plated gold both hard and soft pure gold, and hard gold for edge connectors.

Other finishes include electroless nickel, electroless nickel/immersion gold (ENIG) and immersion silver. We process materials from 0.03mm up to 10mm in thickness and up to 1.2 metre in length, but larger on request.


HE Space Operations is a thriving privately owned company specialised in personnel recruitment exclusively for space agencies and the space industry. HE Space Operations is international, with offices in the Netherlands (Noordwijk), Germany (Bremen and Darmstadt) and the USA (Houston).


The International Space University develops the future leaders of the world space community by providing interdisciplinary educational programs to students and space professionals in an international, intercultural environment. ISU specialises in providing graduate-level training to the future leaders of the emerging global space community at its Central Campus in Strasbourg, France, and at locations around the world.


The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science.

ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world’s most productive astronomical observatory.

The Leicester Astronomical Society meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of most months at the National Space Centre, Leicester. They are a friendly group whose members have a wide range of expertise. In addition to the Tuesday evening meetings, observing sessions are held on some Saturdays when conditions permit.

Leicester Startups is a community for existing & aspiring entrepreneurs as well as supporting businesses and organisations.


R&R Space Ltd – Formed by two space enthusiasts and aspiring entrepreneurs, Ryan Laird and Ryan Bradley-Evans, R&R Space is an events organiser focused on space entrepreneurship, which seeks to break down the formal barriers of entering the space industry, inspiring non-space groups into utilising space applications to help foster innovation.