December 23, 2022 12:17 pm Published by

It was one HELL of a ride at Cosmonauts, let’s recap 2022!


The end of the year is a time for reflection. It’s the perfect time to look back on our achievements, celebrate our victories and create new memories.


We managed to smash out TEN wholesome events here at Cosmonauts! These include; SPACEtalks 3.0, Future Lawyer Week USA 2.0, Dublin IP and R&D Summit, Future Lawyer Week UK 4.0, FAIR-Space, London IP Week 5.0, Global Agritech Investment Assembly (GAIA), Tomorrow Matters, Legal Innovators UK 3.0 and last but not least Legal Innovators California 3.0! Oof! That is a one-packed list. 🤩


With over 2300 attendees, 445 speakers and 250 event partners – we are more than proud of all our accomplishments and we can only hope to continue flourishing to do BIGGER and better! 


Most importantly, the Cosmonauts team would like to express their gratitude as without your sublime expertise, our events could not have been as successful as they were; so THANK YOU for your much appreciated contributions.    


Now, make yourself comfortable and let us take you on a Cosmonauts throwback ride, where we will zoom through all our successful events via our first-class highlight videos, with a sneak peak to what we have lined up for 2023! 🚀


You can also check out all of our events using the button below!



Ready for take off? Let’s begin and take a moment to whizz through our events!


SPACEtalks 3.0 (27th April)


SPACEtalks 3.0 event was a space inspired conference with a commercial focus, that took place at Harwell Campus in partnership with the Science & Technology Facilities Council, on the 27th April 2022, and virtually for a wider audience.


We brought together the brightest minds in the industry, government experts and industry professionals. The SPACEtalks panel sessions facilitated powerful discussions regarding space tech and the future of the industry, with speakers from world-leading institutions including the ESA, BEIS, and the UAE space agency


We were pleasured by the one and only Ray Stott, International Liaison Manager at SpaceSpecialists Ltd. Ray shared his personal insights on space robotics and their relation to space exploration. What an unforgettable power panel that was! 🤖💫


Pre-register for SPACEtalks 4.0 below!


Legal Innovators UK 3.0 (10-11th Nov)


Legal Innovators (LIUK) is all about gathering people to share their views on how combining law and tech will make practising law more efficient, easy and accessible. 


Legal Innovators was a two-day conference that took place in the heart of London at etc.venues St Paul’s with day one focusing on how legal organisations and services propel innovations in the legal sector and day two covering the leading-edge innovations in in-house legal teams and how they affect clients.


The exhibiting area was definitely one of our favourite highlights! Our sponsors; eBrevia by DFIN treated us to their candy grabbing machine and a game of connect four, DISCO brought along their disco ball setting the scene for the drinks receptions after day 1, private practice day, and Betty Blocks pulled out their best uniform for the conference – their colourful tulip suits straight from the Netherlands… The list of fun at Legal Innovators was endless!


Join us at Legal Innovators UK 4.0 2023 by pre-registering below!


London IP Week 5.0 (19th-21st Sep)


London IP Week 5.0 was a two day IP event that took place from the 19th-21st of September in the heart of London at etc.venues St Paul’s, designed to bring industry leaders and decision makers together to collaborate and shape the industry of how we use IP. 


The week kicked off with an IP Commercialisation Workshop hosted by Mathys & Squire Consulting, followed by a two-day conference focusing on the intersection of technology and IP as well as IP management.


London IP Week 5.0 was delighted to have Cozen O’Conner’s very own Jim Gale and Barry Golob – The Dynamic Duo who gave a wonderfully engaging session regarding litigation and patent trade secrets – what a team! 


Our speakers travelled from around the world to join us, from Australia to Singapore to everywhere in between!


In case you missed out, pre-register for London IP Week 6.0 2023!


Tomorrow Matters (26th Oct)


Cosmonauts were honoured to present our first inaugural Tomorrow Matters (TM) event on October 26th, 2022 at etc.venues St Paul’s in the heart of London, UK. The one-day conference addressed people pioneering in environmental technology as well as investors who are assisting them in doing so. The event was a rockstar moment for the Cosmonauts crew, with almost 140 guests!


Tomorrow Matters facilitated over five fascinating panels covering the importance of renewable energy, how to establish and effective IP management strategy, public and private sector collective action, investors tips and tricks when getting investor ready and what makes a fundable venture, six roundtable discussions, four live pitch presentations a fireside chat and plenty opportunities for networking sessions!


Be at the forefront of the Environmental Technology sector by pre registering for tomorrow Matters 2023 below!


Global Agritech Investment Assembly (GAIA) (25th Oct)


At Cosmonauts we launched our first inaugural green tech investment conference, the Global Agritech Investment Assembly (GAIA)! This one-day, in-person conference took place on the 25th of October 2022 at etc.venues St Paul’s in the heart of London and welcomed over 100 participants from different agriculture and high-technology agriculture industries in addition to many participants from the public and non-profit sector as well as investment and consulting firms.


GAIA is an event that strives to connect industry professionals in order to give possibilities for creativity, thinking, and learning, as well as to present the most recent technology, in order to build a better future for agriculture.


We welcomed the incredible Andreas Wilhelmsson, Chief Strategy Officer, Ljusgarda, discussing the low tech solutions literally changing lives by enhancing nutrients in soil to nurture families in Nairobi, Kenya! Cosmonauts were also delighted to have the one and only Ray Stott, Co-Founder of SpaceSpecialists giving a keynote address on the relevance and importance of space in agritech! 


If you loved GAIA or missed it, don’t worry! Pre-register for GAIA 2023 below!


Dublin IP and R&D Summit 2.0 (22nd-23rd March)


Dublin IP and R&D Summit 2.0 was an action-packed and ground-breaking conference that teamed with numerous IP, legal, and technology professionals from across the world and delivered two days of revolutionary and key content yet again! 


Enterprise Ireland made Dublin IP and R&D Summit 2.0 possible! Joe Doyle’s keynote speech on ‘The Role of the State in Promoting Increased IP Activity in Start-ups and SMEs’, which followed Stephen Creaner’s Opening Remarks, kicked off the conference with a slew of fresh perspectives on the value of intellectual property in today’s market.


Wish you hadn’t missed Dublin IP and R&D 2.0? Cosmonauts have your back!


Legal Innovators California 2.0 (9th June)


Artificial Lawyer and Cosmonauts were pleased to bring the event over the pond to San Francisco, California in 2022 after three successful Legal Innovators UK events from 2019 to 2022, and it was a BLAST!


Legal Innovators California (LIC) took place on June 9th 2022, with over 5 panels, presentations, demos and 30+ speakers sharing the latest from innovation and technology in the legal industry. Akin to its successful London-predecessor, Legal Innovators California has something for everyone interested in the world of legal tech!


We could not have hosted the show without our forward thinking sponsors: Elevate, ContractPodAi, DISCO, eBrevia by DFIN, Epiq, Evisort, Flatiron Law Group LLP, Gavelytics, Jus Mundi, LinkSquares, Neota, SpotDraft, TermScout, Time by Ping, Wolters Kluwer, Autologyx, Malbek, Bonterms, LexCheck, Checkbox, LawDroid, Pramata, Betty Blocks, Definely, and Trusli


Pre-register for Legal Innovators California 3.0 2023 and become a part of the California technology, innovation and the business of law conference!


Future Lawyer Week USA 2.0 (14th-15th March)


FLW USA 2.0 was a 2-day interactive legal innovation event hosted in March 2022 on the East Coast. Day 1 of the event was made up of a full day hackathon powered by Josef with Day 2 being a full day conference packed with content specific to the sector; this includes networking opportunities, thought-provoking discussions hosted by industry experts!


FLW USA 2.0 was co-hosted by an extraordinary group of legal and technological partners that sponsored the event and brought together top-tier speakers from around the globe as well as bespoke attendees from General Counsels, Private Practice litigation lawyers to CEO, CTO and Innovation Managers, including: Sandra Metallo-Barragan, Chief, E-Discovery Division, The New York City Law Department, Trena Patton, Solutions Architect, Leopard Solutions, Gail Murphy, Technical Innovation Manager, Thomson Reuters, Alison Morpurgo, Managing Director, Legal, UBS and many more! 


Future Lawyer Week USA 3.0 follows seven sold-out shows, with the UK series moving into its sixth edition as popularity equally soars across the pond.🥳


Pre-register for Future Lawyer Week USA 2023!


Future Lawyer Week UK 5.0 (18th-20th May)


FLW UK 5.0, held at etc.venues in St Paul’s and organised in partnership with headline sponsors DISCO, Neota, and LitiGate, was an enlightening conference filled with thought stimulating conversations on Legal Tech related topics such as hybrid working, data security, document automation, and much more.


FLW UK 5.0 was filled with stellar panels but the conference’s most  inaugural panel was definitely; ‘In the Aftermath,’ which generated a grand discussion among legal professionals from across the sector about the move to hybrid working. They emphasised the obstacles that virtual learners encounter and made us reconsider the importance of face-to-person contacts in the onboarding process.


The flagship conference gained over 500 participants, 25 exhibitors and over 100 remarkable speakers!


Secure your ticket to Future Lawyer Week UK 6.0!


FAIR-Space


SpaceSpecialists and Cosmonauts joined together in 2021 to establish a partnership focused only on the space business. Following the success of SPACEtalks, the FAIR-SPACE team sought us for assistance in presenting two hybrid events to showcase the institution’s achievements over the previous five years. And so we did!


Event 1 – The first day of the event consisted of The FAIR-SPACE Robotics Summit, hosted by the Future AI & Robotics in Space (FAIR-SPACE) Hub, UK Space Agency (UKSA), Satellite Applications Catapult, and National Robotics Network (NRN), with experts from the robotics and space industry coming together with researchers and government professionals to explore transformative possibilities and chart a roadmap for the future. This took place on 16th February in Media City, Manchester. 


Event 2 – Followed by the second day of the event; The FAIR-SPACE Showcase event which featured the completion of a five-year programme. This event featured a remote live demonstration of haptic technology and robots being controlled between two sites, Edinburgh and London, highlighting the vast potential of the technologies. The Cosmonauts team constructed a hybrid venue that enabled live streaming across three universities: Edinburgh University, Surrey University, and Imperial College London.


Tickets to FAIR-Space are free! Check out the agenda for 2023 below!


Our 2022 events have concluded, but the industry is ever-changing! We’re delighted to continue organising events that allow people to get together and discuss ideas in an open environment. 


We have a whole host of wholesome events planned for 2023. Check them out below and secure your place at one of our forefront conferences! 


We’d love for you to be a part of one of these amazing events! Sponsorship might be a good fit for your business; learn more about the perks in this blog:


Already decided you want to be a part of the adventure? Contact the team now to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, supporting a Hackathon, or even co-hosting!

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