Shaping the Future of Space Applications in Oxfordshire Workshop



Satellite Applications Catapult
Electron Building,
Fermi Avenue,
OX11 0QR


23/02/2017 - 10:00 am


23/02/2017 - 3:30 pm

In the Autumn Statement, Oxfordshire was announced as one of the successful regions for the second wave of Science & Innovation Audits (SIA). SIAs are designed to map out local research, innovation and infrastructure strengths across the UK to ensure future investment is properly targeted. As part of the SIA, the Satellite Applications Catapult is holding a 1 day workshop to test the hypothesis:

“Oxfordshire will have 10,000 employees across the space-led data applications value chain by 2030 (UK space industry target of 100,000 jobs by 2030).”

To demonstrate that this hypothesis is feasible will require:

  • Understanding the current employment situation in the space-led data applications value chain in Oxfordshire today.
  • Identifying any gaps and hence opportunities within the value chain in Oxfordshire and how it fits within the national context, particularly existing strengths in other areas of the UK.
  • Considering opportunities for growth: expanding into new sectors and new geographies, nationally and internationally.
  • Describing the types of jobs that will be created.
  • Discussing actions that need to be put in place to realise the opportunities, in an Oxfordshire context, including using existing mechanisms such as the Space Cluster at Harwell.

This will form the basis of the Space-led data applications theme within the Oxfordshire SIA, building on the existing ecosystem including organisations such as Satellite Applications Catapult, RAL Space, Science Technology Facilities Council, University of Oxford, Oxford Brooke’s University, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and European Space Agency’s Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications.

We would welcome organisations that have activities in Oxfordshire and would like to help shape the future of space-led data applications in Oxfordshire. Registration includes five questions relating to your organisation’s activities in Oxfordshire.


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