How to innovate using your existing resources

26 January 2023

4:30 – 6:00pm (GMT)

Central London & virtual



4pm: In-person arrivals

4:30-6pm: Roundtable

6-7pm: Drinks & networking

When leveraged properly, innovation can help identify opportunities and threats, disrupt status-quo, and significantly improve services. But how can organisations do this with their existing budgets, resources and staff? How can they create a culture of innovation so that every team member is responsible to do this?

We will hear examples and case studies where innovation was achieved with what they had available at that time.

Zebulon Scoville

Deputy Chief Flight Director @ NASA


Zebulon Scoville holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Aero/Astro Engineering from Stanford University.  He currently serves as a Deputy Chief Flight Director at the Johnson Space Center while also preparing upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon. He was the lead Flight Director for the NASA/SpaceX Demo2 mission which was the first crewed flight of the Dragon capsule. He led International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 52 for 3 months. He was the lead Flight Director for the SpaceX 10 cargo resupply mission. He has led several Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVAs), and Russian vehicle operations. He was also lead for development of emergency operations on ISS and in 2021 was on console when a newly installed Russian laboratory module fired several large thrusters unexpectedly causing the ISS to lose attitude control and perform 1.5 backflip tumbles. Previously, Zeb was the Lead  for the EVA Task Group. During his time in that role, 34 spacewalks were executed which completed the assembly phase of ISS.

In early roles, Zeb served as a Flight Controller and  Trainer  for  the  EVA  Systems  and  Task  Groups.   He  has supported 16 Shuttle and numerous ISS increment missions and was the Lead EVA Officer for STS-123, STS-128, and STS-131.  After the Columbia accident, he helped develop Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System (TPS) inspection and repair techniques in support of the Return to Flight effort.  His background includes expedition mountaineering, and aviation experience for the Civil Air Patrol US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Lisa Denzer

Commercialisation & Innovation @ EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY


Lisa Denzer
Innovation Officer for BSGN and the Erasmus Service
Commercialisation & Innovation Team (HRE-XI)
Directorate of Human Spaceflight & Robotic Exploration

Lisa Denzer is managing ESA’s Innovation Centre at the European Space and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in The Netherlands which provides expertise and facilities to foster innovation across ESA. As Innovation Officer, Lisa is also responsible for developing and implementing the overall Innovation Plan for the Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration.

Lisa also leads the development and operations of the Business in Space Growth Network (BSGN) which has the aim to foster the growth and development of the LEO and Lunar Economy. As part of the BSGN, Lisa established three Industry Accelerators in the areas of Agriculture & Food, Life Sciences, and Advanced Materials / In Orbit Manufacturing to stimulate demand for commercial applications making use of commercially available space-based platforms such as the International Space Station.

Prior to joining the European Space Agency in 2018, Lisa has worked in the field of digital innovation and software development across various industries such as Robotics, FinTech, E-Commerce, Retail, and Real Estate. She holds a Bachelor in Political Sciences from the University of Hamburg in Germany and a Master of Science in IT, Digital Innovation and Management from the IT University in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This meeting is open to Innovation Partnership members and partners. If you are a board member / C-suite / senior leader and wish to apply to join please email