A World-Leading Space Cluster

Westcott Space Cluster is home to a growing nucleus of space related companies developing new innovative technologies, including rocket propulsion and 5G communications.

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At a birthplace of the global Space industry

Westcott Venture Park has a strong heritage in the space and aerospace industry, having been a rocket engine test site for over 50 years.

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In the heart of the Oxford-Cambridge arc

Amidst world-beating facilities, such as the NAMMO Test Facility for LEROS 111000

Join the hub of UK space

And make use of test environments for rocket propulsion and 5G communications, as well collaboration and networking opportunites

The hub of UK Space.

The Westcott Space Cluster is located in the Enterprise Zone of the Westcott Business Park, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and home to a growing nucleus of space-related companies developing new innovative technologies in rocket propulsion, 5G communications and autonomous systems.

Space is one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors, attracting investment from Government, industry and private equity firms. Westcott alone has attracted over £30 million investment for the UK space sector and is a great example of what can be achieved through the Industrial Strategy.

New Centres

Reflecting the continued support by the park management, PATRIZIA, with funding from the Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership, five new Centres have been created in addition to the existing cluster of space companies. These Centres will help widen the breadth of space activities, help drive economic growth to the local area and the UK economy, as well as provide new opportunities for highly skilled workers. Building is currently underway for a new centre focussing on In Orbit Space Manufacturing (IOSM).

Companies already established on site include:

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Supporting World-Leading 5G Research

Westcott’s Space Cluster is helping to transform rural and coastal communities in Dorset, as part of the 5GRuralDorset project. The multi-award-winning initiative, funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is bringing advanced 5G connectivity to rural and coastal regions.

Westcott’s Space Cluster supports the project’s research by providing teams with access to world-leading facilities. With support from the Future Networks Development Centre and Westcott Innovation Centre (which is home to OneWeb’s UK Service Demonstration), the team recently achieved a world-first in Satellite Backhaul over 5G.

To find out how you could benefit from Westcott Space Cluster facilities, you can contact us o on  01235 639839 or via email at  info@westcottspacecluster.org.uk.

 

 

About the UK Space Sector

The Size & Health of the UK Space Industry 2016, reported that the UK space sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in the British economy, with an annual turnover that has more than doubled in a decade; from £6.3bn in 2004-05 to £13.7bn in 2014-15. This is equivalent to 6.5% of the global space economy. The sector directly employs 38,522 people, boasting an annual increase of 6% each year over the past 10 years.

In 2010 the UK’s space sector set an ambitious goal to grow its share of the global space market from 6.5% to 10% by 2030, equivalent to an estimated £40 billion for the UK economy. The sector is still on track to reach this target, with the increase in activity predominantly coming from the use of satellite data and export opportunities, rather than the development and build of satellites.

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Collaboration with Other Space Clusters

Westcott Venture Park will work closely with the other 15 space clusters across the UK, especially with its neighbouring Harwell Space Cluster in Oxford, home to the Satellite Applications Catapult, European Space Agency, UK Space Agency and RAL Space.

Harwell has grown from a handful of space companies in 2011, to over 80 space companies in 2018, and provides links to venture capitalists, technology experts, universities and research organisations, industry experts and collaborative opportunities.

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