Students take on the challenges of living on the Moon

Innovative solutions to tackle problems associated with satellite technology and sustainable moon habitation were showcased by students during Space Park Leicester’s latest Enterprise Challenge.

Hosted by the University of Leicester’s School of Physics and Astronomy, the three-day event saw students take part in a dynamic workshop designed to bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world business challenges. 

The event was organised in collaboration with leading industry partners AWE, Meridian Space Command, Messium, and CGI.

Space Park Leicester Project Manager Frazer Stark said: "We’re incredibly proud of the creativity and dedication shown by our students during the Space Park Leicester Enterprise Challenge. 

“This event exemplifies our commitment to preparing them for real-world challenges and careers that demand not only technical skills but also entrepreneurial spirit. 

“Witnessing their ability to develop and pitch their innovative solutions was truly inspiring. 

“We believe experiences like these are fundamental in shaping the next generation of thinkers and leaders."

Students were grouped into teams and tasked with developing innovative solutions to complex space challenges which they presented to a panel of industry experts. 

The event allowed the students to apply their theoretical knowledge in practical scenarios and helped them to hone essential skills such as teamwork, communication and enterprise thinking.