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Small Scale Manufacturing for AeroSpace


With a rapidly growing space sector in Cornwall, local businesses are in a prime position to take advantage of new opportunities for manufacturing for (aero)space applications.

Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd together with AeroSpace Cornwall are hosting a round table event to pitch proposals for space related manufacturing in Cornwall and develop working groups for collaborative projects.

There will be informal presentations on current and future (aero)space manufacturing plans from within the county, and then a round table where individuals can discuss their visions in more detail, and match their expertise to see if collaborations in this area can open up new business opportunities within the Southwest. The event aims to kick-start a discussion among businesses in the region that can be taken forward, and will be a chance to bring together businesses already involved in manufacturing but without an (aero)space focus with businesses involved in activities around (aero)space but without active manufacturing.

Join us at Goonhilly to discuss your plans and ideas!



13:00 – 13:20 Welcome

13:20 – 13:35 Presentation by AeroSpace Cornwall on R&D funding available

13:35 – 14:30 Small sat and cube sat markets and opportunities for businesses

14:30 – 14:45 Break

14:45 – 16:45 Round table/break out groups to discuss individual ideas

16:45 – 17:00 Wrap up & possibly arrange future working group meetings


Click here to register.


About AeroSpace Cornwall:

AeroSpace Cornwall is led by Cornwall Development Company, delivered in partnership with the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF). It aims to increase the size and capability of the space and aerospace sectors in Cornwall and secure ongoing investment in them. A central platform of the programme is to develop an ‘innovation environment’ for the aerospace and space sectors by encouraging local businesses to collaborate and engage with other business across the UK as well as research institutions.
• R&D funding for projects with a typical consortia project receiving an average of £125K (although there may be exceptions to this)
• Innovation Vouchers of up to £5,000.
• Other assistance includes a ‘supply chain competitiveness toolkit’ which can lead to SC21 – a nationally recognised change management toolkit.
• The programme is able to support business relocation to Cornwall, such as feasibility studies, travel assistance, and promotional activities.


About Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd:

Goonhilly Earth Station – the UK’s Gateway to Space Since 1962

Goonhilly Earth Station has been at the forefront of Satellite Communications technology tracking the first ever trans-Atlantic communications satellite. Now in the 21st century and under new ownership, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd remains the leading provider of space. We are a partner in the South West Centre for Satellite Applications.


About South West Centre of Excellence for Satellite Applications:

The South West Centre of Excellence acts as a focal point for satellite data, technology and applications activity, linking the science and research base with industry, start-ups and SME’s in the South West. The Centre takes a leading role in driving economic growth through satellite applications and associated innovation engaging the wider end-user community and their supply chains. The overall aim is to increase the space based economic activity in the South West region helping to create a high value sector cluster and the environment to develop space-focused business opportunities.

The Centre is one of the Satellite Applications Catapult regional centres and is partnered with the Met Office, Falmouth University, Rothampstead Research, Exeter University, Goonhilly Earth Station and Plymouth University.


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Location:  Goonhilly Earth Station, Helston, TR12 6LQ

The South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications is based in Cornwall with the University of Exeter as the lead delivery partner.
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