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LBV members invited to provide input on Leicester’s Space Cluster

20 February 2019

The LLEP is currently working on a project with The University of Leicester, the City of Leicester, and the National Space Centre (NSC).

The project is funded by the UK Space Agency and aims to assess the key regional economic activity that corresponds to the emerging UK national space sector strategy.

The survey in the link below forms part of the project which is funded by the UK Space Agency and aims to assess the key regional economic activity that corresponds to the emerging UK national space sector strategy.

The intention is to understand what is required to have a vibrant Space Cluster, by identifying from your views, the strengths and gaps of businesses’ innovation and activity, Research & Development (R&D), education and training related to the sector through a regional review.

The Survey can be found here 

This survey is aimed at organisations directly involved in the space industry and those organisations who use the data, technology and other components created by the space industry.

The space industry is broadly defined to include all organisations who engage in any way with space activities, be that commercial or non-commercial business. Space related activities and its supply chain include the design, manufacture and maintenance of space equipment and subsystems; operations such as satellite launches, brokerage networks and ground services; applications of satellite technologies and derived data including broadcasting, satellite communications systems and GIS/GNSS software.

Space industry ‘users’ are defined as those organisations whose business would either not be able to function or would suffer significant loss if the data and technology derived from the space industry (earth observation data, communications, software systems, satellite services) were to be withdrawn. Examples here include insurance, IT companies, logistics and distribution, engineering, the food industry amongst others.