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Aerospace UP Networking Event with The Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT)

When and Where

  • Date: 20 September 2021
  • Start & End Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Outside Leicestershire

Address: Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, Herald Way, Derby DE74 2TZ

Event Details

We would like to invite you our event at the Radisson Blu, East Midlands Airport on 20th September from 4-7pm. Come and join us for a couple of hours of food, coffee, and conversation with no pressure to sell or sign up.
  • Do you need funding and support to bring a new product/service to life?
  • Can we help you to explore your innovation potential?
  • Could the Aerospace sector be your next opportunity for growth?


Andrew Mair – Chief Executive, MAA

Andrew has led the work of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance, which represents over 300 companies in one of the world’s largest aerospace clusters, for 20 years. He is dedicated to supporting and promoting the work of the aerospace supply chain and demonstrating why the Midlands is such a great region for developing innovative solutions to global aerospace challenges. Andrew is passionate about bringing together industry, academia and government to ensure the region maintains its competitive advantages into the future.

Annette Rothwell – Peer to Peer Networking, MAA

Ms. Rothwell is a seasoned VP level executive and board member with extensive experience in industries undergoing transformational change. She is a proven executive leader in General Management, Procurement and Supply Chain, Operational Excellence (CI) and Project Management working with senior stakeholders including regional Mayor and Government.

Since 2011, she has served as a director on the board of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance, the regional body for the Aerospace, Defence and Security industry. She provides strategic review and oversight of regional business, financial and planning decisions. She also chairs the supply chain performance group supporting national initiatives and SME organisations.

Hitendra Hirani – EU Programme Manager University of Nottingham

Hitendra has played a pivotal role within the Institute for Aerospace Technology since its inception. With a background in production engineering and a PhD in Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, he uses his expertise to drive R&D-related activities focused around aerospace technologies. Hitendra’ s knowledge is widely regarded and he sits on several national and international working groups, committees and panels.

David Tetlow – R&D Project Lead P.A.K Engineering Ltd

David has a real passion for Engineering and Renewable Energy and P.A.K are currently involved with the University of Nottingham and Aerospace UP both as an SME and a sub contractor and have a very unique story to tell. P.A.K manufacture wire wound finned tube for the cooling power industry. They also supply plain tube and Ubends, and a number of oil coolers and Heat exchangers that they manufacture.

We also have representatives from:

  • University of Derby
  • University of Nottingham
  • Precision Manufacturing Centre University of Nottingham
  • University of Birmingham
  • Wylde Connections
  • Alliance Procurement Solutions

Aerospace UP

As a pan-Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) project, Aerospace UP is available to SMEs in 8 Midlands LEP areas:

  • Black Country
  • Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
  • Greater Birmingham and Solihull
  • Greater Lincolnshire
  • Leicester and Leicestershire
  • South East Midlands
  • Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. This event is classed as State Aid under De Minimis to participating businesses, but is delivered completely free of charge. For more information about the programme, please visit the Aerospace Unlocking Potential website.


If you have any questions about the event or the programme, please contact AerospaceUP@nottingham.ac.uk

Privacy Information

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Your data will also be used to comply with the reporting and monitoring requirements of our funders, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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