UK Space Agency Gives Financial Boost to Space Clusters

SWINDON, UK (UK Space Agency PR) — Ten space clusters across the UK have been given a boost, thanks to new UK Space Agency funding.

These regional hubs, known as space clusters, will support new and growing companies, building on local expertise and catalysing investment into the space sector.

Over £600,000 [US $812,267] will go towards supporting activities that create jobs and growth, including recruiting space cluster managers, to strengthen local space sector leadership groups and developing new business opportunities.

The funding comes as the Government is set to unveil its flagship Levelling Up White Paper later today (2 February 2022), setting out a plan to transform the UK by spreading opportunity and prosperity to all parts of it.

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Scottish Space Strategy Launched

Ambitious plan aims to create 20,000 jobs.

EDINBURGH (Scotland Government PR) — A new strategy to secure a £4 billion share of the global space market for the Scottish economy has been published. [Download PDF]

The Scottish Space Strategy sets out plans to develop a network of satellite launch sites, pursue green technologies and build on existing strengths in data analysis and research.

A collaboration between the Scottish Government and its enterprise agencies, industry group Space Scotland and the Scottish Space Academic Forum, its main aims include:

  • Positioning Scotland as a global leader for commercial space developments.
  • Establishing a range of managed launch and orbital services, supporting the largest launch capability in Europe.
  • Developing a world-leading environmental strategy for Scotland’s space industry, from reducing emissions to supporting the use of satellite data for environmental monitoring.
  • Building Scotland’s international economic opportunities through increased exports and target inward investment to plug critical gaps in capability.
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