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Harwell Space Cluster rockets to success!

The thriving Harwell Space Cluster welcomed 32 of its members and over 300 visitors to the Space Cluster Showcase at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

A model of a driverless car was the top attraction of the event which represented the recently announced collaboration between O2, UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency. Autonomous vehicle technology and satellite systems will be tested on the roads of Harwell Campus – and attendees got the chance to find out more about the innovative technology during the day.

The busy event, led by Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, gave companies and stakeholders the chance to share their knowledge, expertise, technology with other members of the Cluster.

Along with the exhibitors, attendees included financial investors, potential users of the satellite services and strategic partners.

Harwell Space Cluster Development Manager, Dr Joanna Hart said: “There was a great atmosphere in the room as companies connected with customers and potential collaborators, raising the profile of the Harwell Space Cluster and the 92 organisations within it. We announced that it has now reached 92 organisations, which collectively employ 1,040, an increase of 90 jobs since November 2018.”

The UK government plans to build its share of the rapidly expanding space market to 10 percent by 2030, and the Harwell Space Cluster is a key part of that strategy. Watch this space!

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Last updated: 02 July 2019


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