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OpTIC Space Incubation Programme Launch

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G2G Communities were pleased to be asked to have an exhibition stand at the opening of the Space Incubation Units at OpTic St Asaph on Tuesday 6th July.

The incubation units are designed for young technology businesses with high growth potential, the OpTIC incubation centre offers a fully serviced high quality space at an all-inclusive price. Uniquely, tenants are supported to achieve their potential through a tailored programme of business, technical and financial mentoring.

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Over seventy people attended the opening and the event attracted a number of high quality speakers, including: Caroline Gray Director, OpTIC Technology Centre, Glyndŵr University; Helen Roberts/Colin Baldwin UK Space Agency; Chris Atherton Chair of the Northern Space Consortium and John Whalley, Chief Executive Aerospace Wales Forum.

Our LEGO Robots attracted a number of visitors to our exhibition stand including ITV broadcasting. They videoed the robots in action and interviewed Moira Lockitt (Director) about the work of G2G and the role of LEGO as an educational resource.

Moira said ‘Using the LEGO robots with young children makes them realise that Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) can be fun, exciting and provide quality employment in the future’. ‘At G2G we use LEGO for all sorts of STEAM education and training with children, young and older adults’. ‘The growth of Space related industry in Wales in the next ten years will be worth billions to our economy and It’s really rewarding for us to think that G2G has played a small part in this and one day we may find that we helped to develop another person that will follow the footsteps of Tim Peake into Space’.

G2G Communities covers the whole of North Wales, so if you would like to talk to G2G about organising events and activities in your community, School, Library, Business/Industry please contact us.

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