SKA SDP UK Industry day

Today I attended the SKA SDP UK Industry day. I was the smallest SME attending (in number of employees, not personal body mass!) We got a very informative deep dive from the SDP lead, Paul Alexander, and lots of good discussion on how to proceed to the bidding phase. There is lots of interest in forming a UK consortium to bid. Simon Berry from the SKAO indicated that the procurement/bidding process would occur in 2018. So we have a couple of years to form relationships. I am a very minor player in all of this, of course, but I do expect to be able to contribute, most probably at the interface between SDP and the putative UK SDP production consortium. My presentation expressing these interests is here.