September 26, 2021

The Roaring Twenties are upon us, and we had yet another excellent line-up of speakers for our next Meet Up!

With incredible aerospace potential to be found right here in New Zealand, we heard from local innovators about the new technologies that are launching aerospace further than it’s ever been before.

Brought to you by our Silver Sponsor, Dark Matter.

The Honourable Dr Megan Woods
MP for Wigram and Minister of Energy and Resources, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Housing, and Research, Science and Innovation

Minister Woods joined us via Zoom for an exciting announcement of a $12 million investment to support aerospace innovation.

Power Hungry: The Limitless Potential Of Deployable Energy Systems In Space
Fia Jones, CEO, Astrix Astronautics

We empower revolutionary missions in small satellites by providing the high power systems they need. Astrix’ deployable power system makes deployment in space simple and reliable. With the mass and volume constraints on small satellites, our technology dramatically boosts the capability of satellite functionality.

You’re Too Smart For Your Own Good 
Kaushik P. Kumar, Managing Partner, Dark Matter

So how do you take complex information and make it digestible and engaging for your fellow humans? Find out in this entertaining and insightful talk about the world of Dark Matter and Dark Spaces.

Scalable, Reliable And Sustainable Drone Logistics
Richard Adams, General Manager NZ,Swoop Aero

Swoop Aero was founded to change the way the world moves by making access to the air seamless, providing the world’s leading technology platform for scalable, reliable and sustainable drone logistics. Richard will discuss Swoop Aero’s operations and impact around the world, with over 10,000 flights to date delivering 310,000 individual items across networks that reach 2 million people. He will also discuss what the future holds for Swoop Aero, both in New Zealand and globally. 

Thanks again to our Silver Sponsor Dark Matter.