EM3 space sector will help tackle climate change and revive the regional economy
EM3’s space industry ecosystem is finding solutions to global challenges such as climate change and supporting the UK’s net zero targets and economic revival in the region post COVID-19.
EM3 was the only Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), among six other organisations, to have been awarded a grant by the Government’s Space Agency to develop the strengths of the UK’s space sector.
An action plan has been published by the Space Hub Consortium for the EM3 area outlining how partnership and collaboration between the sector, academia and other major industries such as aerospace, immersive reality, AI, 5G, Animal Medtech, Net Zero technologies and maritime, are supporting the commercialisation of innovation. The Consortium is an alliance of local organisations, listed below, promoting innovation and growth of the regional space sector.
The EM3 Space Cluster Development Project action plan sets out how cross-sector collaboration can generate “world-changing opportunities” including real-time monitoring of carbon emission, solar and wind energy, tracking animals on land, sea and air, and the deployment of resources for disaster management.
Industry leaders have welcomed the plan, which is intended to attract further talent and investment to the area’s space sector, which has recently been recognised by the Government for its potential as one of only seven places in the UK to receive ‘Space Hub’ status.