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Space East is the UK’s newest space cluster and brings together leaders from across industry, research and Government in the East of England to develop and champion exciting new opportunities in space technology.

The applications of space and satellite technologies stretch across the region’s leading industries including food and agriculture, offshore wind, coastal and marine science, health and social care, and transport and logistics. Combined with existing technology strengths and innovation assets including Adastral Park, Norwich Research Park, Hethel Innovation, OrbisEnergy, CEFAS, University of East Anglia, University of Suffolk, the opportunities for organisations to join our determined growth in the space sector are infinite.

We are already leaders in areas such as artificial intelligence, 5G communications, microgravity R&D, agri-tech, life sciences and health tech, all offering exciting potential to unlock space-related commercial opportunities.

A global opportunity within the East of England

With the global space market projected to grow from £270 billion to £490 billion by 2030*, dedicated UK Space Agency funding into regional space hubs and technologies aims to accelerate the UK’s reputation as a science and technology superpower. Space East is the UK’s newest space cluster to be supported and part of the national network.

*Source; UK Space Agency 2023

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A Growing Regional Cluster

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In addition to a growing regional cluster of businesses, universities and research institutes, we have active engagement and support from UK and European support agencies.

The Space Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk can be downloaded here


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    Stuart Catchpole

    Space Cluster Manager
    New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)