Powered by the commercial application of satellite data and world class advanced engineering manufacturing, the space sector has become one of the UK’s fastest growing industrial sectors, trebling in size since 2010 with an annual income of £16.5 billion.
The North West’s strengths in nuclear, cybersecurity and advanced engineering manufacturing provide the region with enormous potential to capitalise from the unprecedented growth of the global space sector.
The North West Space Cluster was launched in 2022, in collaboration with a number of regional and national stakeholders, to take advantage of an opportunity to further contribute to the UK space economy. It also works collaboratively with the Harwell Space Cluster, which includes more than 100 organisations and over 1400 staff working together at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire. The cluster fosters an environment of collaboration and advancement for businesses looking to explore the benefits of applying space technologies to existing and future innovations as it actively connects those in the cluster to other clusters STFC is growing.
The North West Space Cluster comprises a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and networks supporting commercial, academic, and public sector interests within the region to deliver sustainable economic and societal development, further advancing the UK Space sector as a whole.