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Space Hub Yorkshire


Space Hub Yorkshire is a coordinator of Space activity across the region, a catalyst for new satellite and geospatial data markets, a source of Space expertise, a facilitator of new collaborations, a driver of investments, a champion for Space start-ups and an advocate for Space research and industry opportunities.

Our vision: Unlocking Space for the people and businesses of Yorkshire. Connecting, promoting, and guiding innovation. Raising skills, raising aspiration. Championing inclusion. Delivering prosperity.

See Space Hub Yorkshire’s strategy document here.

Key Contacts

Mandy Ridyard

Organisation: Space Hub Yorkshire
Role: Space Hub Yorkshire Chair (Leeds City Regional Enterprise Partnership, Board Member; and Produmax, Financial Director)

Dr Anna Hogg

Organisation: Space Hub Yorkshire
Role: Space Hub Yorkshire Founder

Glenn McCauley

Organisation: Space Hub Yorkshire
Role: Steering Group Board Member (University of Leeds, Research and Innovation)

Facilities & Assets

  • Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

  • The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is a network of world-leading research and innovation centres working with manufacturing companies of any size from around the globe.

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  • Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC)

  • Based at Sheffield University, CENTRIC is a multi-disciplinary and end-user focused centre of excellence, located within Sheffield Hallam University. The global reach of CENTRIC links both academic and professional expertise across a range of disciplines providing unique opportunities to progress ground-breaking research.

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  • Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies

  • The Centre operates at the forefront of innovation in sustainable energy, developing new technologies that will shape the fight against climate change. The Centre’s team develop innovative research bids, manage research projects, supervise PhD students and train early career researchers, as well as building links with industry, academia, government departments and research councils.

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  • Cybercrime and Security Innovation Centre

  • Based at Leeds Beckett University, the CSI Centre aims to advance technical cyber security and digital forensics mechanisms and practice and improve and incorporate an evidence-based approach into the frontline policing of digital forensics and cybercrime investigations.

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  • Produmax

  • Produmax is a specialist manufacturing company with an expertise in high precision engineering. Operating globally, they work in partnership with many of the most prestigious aerospace manufacturers to produce high quality machined components and assemblies.

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Partners & Academic Institutions

  • Innovate UK KTN

  • Innovate UK KTN exists to connect innovators with new partners and new opportunities beyond their existing thinking – accelerating ambitious ideas into real-world solutions.

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  • Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

  • Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership supports West Yorkshire’s economic potential by enabling businesses and enterprises to thrive. They work with public and private sector partners to provide support and funding to help businesses grow, attract new investment, and develop skills, energy and digital infrastructure to create jobs and prosperity.

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  • Nexus

  • Nexus is a vibrant community for innovators and entrepreneurs. We help turn your big ideas into reality, whether that’s developing a new product or growing a successful business.

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  • Satellite Applications Catapult

  • The Satellite Applications Catapult is at the heart of the satellite services revolution, driving take-up of space technology and applications to shape, and sustain, the world of tomorrow. We’re driven by how our actions help the organisations we work with, both large and small, bring new services to market. By connecting industry and academia we get new research off the ground and into the market more quickly.

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  • UK Space Agency

  • The UK Space Agency inspires and leads the UK in space to benefit our planet and its people. UK Space Agency is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

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  • University of Leeds

  • The University of Leeds hosts a variety of research institutions and facilities, as well as being part of the Alan Turing Institute. These include: The Priestly Centre for Climate; Satellite Data in Environmental Science for Doctoral Training with the University of Edinburgh; the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme; Leeds Institute for Data Analytics; National Centre for Atmospheric Science; UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment; Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics; and the Institute for Communication and Power Networks.

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  • University of York

  • The University of York hosts a variety of institutions and facilities including: the UK Quantum Communications Hub; the York-Zhejiang (YZ) Lab for Cognitive Radio and Green Communications; the York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security; the Centre for High Altitude Platform Applications; the York Plasma Institute; and the York Robotics Lab.

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Technical Focus

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Market Focus

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