New space cluster aims to develop ecosystem of businesses from diverse sectors 

Posted on June 8, 2023

Norfolk & Suffolk is a hotbed of innovation – from agri-tech and life sciences to AI and 5G communications – and Space East is nurturing collaboration across sectors and champion exciting opportunities in space technology.

The applications of space and satellite technologies span 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.

The region is already a leader 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 prospects.

Space East, which is hosted by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, wants to engage with businesses across these and other disciplines. You might already be working in the space sector, using space technologies, or you might simply be interested in finding out what the sector can do for your and your business. 

Whatever your motivation, Space East aims to bring together innovative people from business and academia to share knowledge, expertise and capabilities to explore exciting opportunities and establish our region as a leading player in the UK space sector.

With the backing of the UK Space Agency and Satellite Applications Catapult, our strong cluster delivers support for business and facilitates collaboration, growth and development through our cluster community, promoting our region and space related activity, benefitting your business and the economy as a whole.

To get in touch and start the conversation, email Space Cluster Manager Stuart Catchpole at or call him on 07436 140185. 

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    Stuart Catchpole

    Space Cluster Manager
    New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)