University of Strathclyde in partnership with International Space UniversitySpace Cyber Executive Course and Conference

Space Cyber Executive Course and Conference

May 13-17, 2024

The first Executive Space Course to be offered in Scotland by the International Space University (ISU) will be hosted and developed in partnership with the University of Strathclyde Business School (SBS). The programme will have cybersecurity as its central theme and includes postgraduate level micro credentials.

The Course will be followed by a two-day conference with the theme “Space: Securing our Entrepreneurial Future".



Executive Space Course:
"Space: Securing our Entrepreneurial Future" conference:


Further Information

International Space University (ISU)

Strathclyde Business School (SBS)

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC)

Executive Course:

May 13-15 at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School 

Executive Space education at ISU provides an overview of space and space-related subjects. Courses are intended for professionals working in the space sector or professionals currently working outside the space ecosystem who want to develop a better understanding of the rapidly evolving space sector. This course – developed with Strathclyde Business School – will focus on cybersecurity.

The 3-day executive course will cover:

  • An overview of the Space Sector and Cyber Security in Space
  • Satellite Building and programming overview
  • Understanding threats, vulnerabilities, detection and response
  • Emerging Space Technology, policy, law/regulation and compliance (with a cyber-security focus)
  • International co-operation, space diplomacy and geo-political context
  • Entrepreneurship in Space and opportunities in space cyber
  • Simulation and decision-making exercise
Course Faculty/Speakers

Attending the course will incur a fee of £1,950 – this fee includes all course materials, all lunches, a reception and attendance of the conference.


May 16-17 at the Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde

The conference - Space: Securing our Entrepreneurial Future - is open to those attending the Executive Course and anyone interested in the conference theme or associated research.

This exciting event will delve into the intersection of space technology innovations, cyber security, thought leadership and entrepreneurship, bringing together speakers from the world of academia, industry, and security to explore the emerging challenges in the commercial space sector.

The key focus of this conference is the increasing need to prioritise secure-by-design cyber security and resilience planning from the outset, in a rapidly growing space industry. This is particularly important as there is a global skills gap in both the space and cyber domains. By addressing these challenges and fostering collaboration, the conference aims to pave the way to work together to create a secure and thriving entrepreneurial space sector.

There will be a Civic Reception in Glasgow City Chambers on May 16 at 7pm and there will be further networking opportunities during the two-day event.

Conference Programme


"Space is a strategic priority for the University and there is a definite skills gap in the cybersecurity sector – there is a global shortage of skilled cyber security experts of some 3.5 million. We’re focusing on an area that’s got huge employment prospects for our students."
Dr Sharon Lemac-Vincere,
Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Organiser: Dr Sharon Lemac-Vincere, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Sharon is an interdisciplinary academic in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and a visiting academic at the International Space University in Strasbourg. She works at the intersection of the dual domains of space and cyber, bringing a blend of expertise in entrepreneurship, space technology, cybersecurity, simulation, and legal knowledge.

With an understanding of the complex challenges faced by the space industry, Sharon seeks to leverage her interdisciplinary background to create transformative learning experiences that bridge the gap between theory and practice.  

About ISU:

The International Space University provides interdisciplinary educational programmes to students and space professionals. ISU is the sole university worldwide devoted entirely to space education since 1987. It comprises a central campus in Strasbourg (France) and hubs in the USA and the Asia Pacific region.

It has more than 5600 Alumni in over 110 countries which includes astronauts and entrepreneurs along with current and former space industry and government leaders.

About Strathclyde Business School:

Founded in 1948, Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is a pioneering, internationally renowned academic organisation that shapes and develops the business minds of tomorrow.

SBS is one of four faculties forming the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and its subject departments and specialist units collaborate to provide a varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary courses. We have a number of established international centres where we offer degrees such as the Strathclyde MBA.  

"A collaboration with the University of Strathclyde for this Executive Space Course with a focus on Cyber Security is a unique offering for the sector. Hosting this course in Scotland, and in particular Glasgow that is at the heart of satellite manufacturing in Europe and one of the world's leading small satellite manufacturers with AAC Clyde Space or Spire, is a powerful offering."
Professor Nicolas Peter
President International Space University, Strasbourg

Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6116/6105/6117


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