Bruno Carvalho

Ilex Space

After co-founding a web software services company back in 2003, Bruno decided to chase is passion and has been working in space since 2005, when he joined a company specifically to work on the Herschel and Planck programme, in Cannes, France.

Bruno, returned to Portugal in 2007 and joined CRITICAL Software, as Business Development Manager, where he was responsible for the strategy and for driving the internal competence creation for the company to strive in the space market.

Bruno moved to the UK in 2011, where he was offered a position as Business Development Manager at SCISYS UK Ltd. There he was responsible for a joint strategy for the company’s Space division, including opportunities to spin-off capabilities into other markets and developing long-term relationships with both institutional and commercial partners and clients.

At the beginning of 2016, Bruno was invited back to CRITICAL Software, to its branch in Southampton, where he assumed the role of Business Development Director, responsible for the for the space market globally within the group (beyond the United Kingdom, CRITICAL Software was developing space activities in Portugal and Germany).

In June 2017, Bruno founded Ilex Space Ltd, in the UK, which aims at providing strategic business consultancy in the Space market in Europe, and now have a presence in the UK and Portugal.