Space – The Final Frontier for Yorkshire Manufacturers?

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In partnership with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Space Hub Yorkshire (SHY) recently hosted an event to kick start conversations and share ideas on how local technology, manufacturing and engineering companies of all sizes can unlock the potential opportunities to get involved in this exciting, transformative sector that is worth billions to the UK economy. More than 80 people gathered to hear from key leaders already working in the UK space sector, which included Thales Alenia Space, Satellite Applications Catapult and Reliance Precision.

Space Hub Yorkshire chair Mandy Ridyard, who is the successful businesswoman behind aerospace firm Produmax, explained how the global space market including space-enabled technology will grow to £400bn by 2030 and could be worth £40bn to the UK economy. She is keen to ensure that Yorkshire attracts its fair share.

The UK government is putting a significant amount of funding behind the space sector at the moment and we want to ensure that Yorkshire is seen as a destination for space research, space skills and the space sector.” said Mandy. “We want to provide a platform for Yorkshire, give it a voice in the space sector and unlock the opportunities it provides.

For more details on the event and the businesses involved, please click here.