Westcott 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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Westcott Space Cluster

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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Westcott Space Cluster

NAMMO Test Facility for LEROS 111000

Westcott Space Cluster

A test environment for rocket propulsion and 5G communications, as well as the perfect place for collaboration and networking

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.

5 New Centres

Over the next two years, five new Centres are being 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 has provide new opportunities for high skilled workers.

Companies already established on site include:

Interesting Facts & Figures.....

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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