Horizon Works – The Opportunities Series … #4 The Space Opportunity

In association with Space North East England – The final frontier – how engineering and manufacturing companies can launch into the space sector

With an increasingly vibrant space cluster in the North East, new applications and the emergence of innovative technologies and solutions, it’s certainly an exciting time to be in space – and take advantage of the opportunities the sector offers. At the fourth event in our Opportunities Series, you’ll find out how you can diversify and grow in the space sector, as our expert speakers explore the North East’s existing cluster, highlight supply chain opportunities and help you to understand the space technology landscape.

Time: 12.00 – 2.00pm

Venue: Horizon Works HQ, NE23 7RZ

Ticket Price: Free

North East England is home to an expanding space cluster. There are more than 40 companies in the region which are developing technologies for space or solutions utilising satellite applications, and 1300 people are employed in the sector.

And there’s more to come for the region, with cluster organisation Space North East England aiming to increase the number of jobs in the industry to 10,000 by 2030, building on the last ten years of growth.

So we’re delighted to have Elaine Scott, Centre Manager – Space North East England as our guest speaker for The Space Opportunity. Elaine’s presentation will cover:

  • A guide to the space sector and North East England’s cluster
  • An overview of the space economy and its market segments
  • Key opportunities in the sector for engineering and manufacturing businesses
  • How the global space market is changing
  • The UK Government’s space strategy

In addition, The Space Opportunity will feature case studies from:

  • Alnwick-based 3S Northumbria, which provides sustainable space solutions grounded in the principles of a circular economy for space
  • Boyd Technologies, a leading innovator in sustainable engineered material and thermal solutions, which has a facility in Ashington.

These presentations will provide further insight into how companies can engage with the space sector. They’ll be followed by a panel discussion and Q and A session, giving delegates the chance to quiz the experts and gain further guidance. There’ll also be lunch, plenty of fresh coffee and networking!

The Space Opportunity, which will take place at our Event Space near Cramlington, Northumberland, is free to attend for North East England-based engineering and manufacturing companies.

More about Space North East England

Space North East England is dedicated to growing the space economy and developing its ecosystem in the region. It supports pioneering advancements in space technologies and exploration as well as helping businesses to enter the sector by bringing together businesses, academia and institutions to unlock opportunities.

Providing both one to one support and events, Space North East England also helps businesses to exploit the use of satellite data, technology and applications to gain a competitive advantage.

Its vision is to build the best possible ecosystem to create North East England as a world-class, vibrant UK region for space businesses to grow.

Space North East England’s partners include Business Durham, Invest North East England, Durham University, Newcastle University, Northumberland University, the University of Sunderland and Teesside University.

For more information on Space North East England visit https://www.spacenortheastengland.com/

  • Date : July 2, 2024
  • Time : 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (UTC+0)
  • Venue : Horizon Works HQ, NE23 7RZ

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