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New funding to boost space sector growth across the UK

6 projects across the UK’s growing space sector have been announced today at Space-Comm Expo, following publication of the government’s Space Industrial Plan.

6 space cluster infrastructure and partnership projects graphic

The UK Space Agency is announcing a total of £500,000 for a further 5 projects today to foster collaboration between the UK’s network of space clusters:  

Space North

Uniting Space Hub Yorkshire, the North West Space Cluster, and Space North East England to showcase the region’s resilient communications expertise, attract inward investment and boost research and collaboration.  

Unlocking Space for Agriculture

Bringing together regional space and agricultural sectors in Scotland and the East of England to explore challenge-based opportunities through space capability research and knowledge-sharing. 

South West Space Partnership

Building on the strengths of Space West, the Cornwall Space Cluster, the West of England Combined Authority, Cornwall Council and Invest Bristol & Bath, this pan-regional partnership aims to promote the region’s space capability, attract international investment and develop strategic collaborations.  


Strengthening ties between the North West Space Cluster and Midlands Space Cluster, and their respective supply chains, to seize commercial opportunities in novel power systems for deep space applications.  

Using Earth Observation to monitor Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Seaweed Production

Leveraging Earth observation capabilities within NI Space, Space Wales and the Space East clusters to monitor water bodies for harmful algal blooms and seaweed production, improving delivery of local government services using space assets and data. 


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