Space West

Our vision is for the region to be an internationally recognised space region, inspired by local, national and global challenges to improve the economy, the environment and wider society.

Space West is a regional consortium of academic and industry partners designed to accelerate growth and innovation in the space sector within the region and nationally. The Space West programme hosted by the National Composites Centre, in partnership with West of England Combined Authority, the Centre for Modelling and Simulation, the University of Bath, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. Reinforced by strong endorsement from industry champions, the Space Hub has provided the momentum for the development of an ambitious and timely regional space strategy.

The South West is home to over 250 space-related organisations, making it the third largest by population within the UK and has seen a 34% growth in income since 2018/19. We are passionate about delivering opportunities and facilities that enhance our eco-system, see investment in the region that drive equitable economic prosperity.

What we do

Whether you're looking for a collaborative partner, access to funding or have a requirement for space-based skills, we can support you in a number of ways:

  • Identify and attract investment and funding
  • Provide networking opportunities
  • Support the development of collaborative projects
  • Create clusters of expertise
  • Support business growth
  • Support businesses to adopt space-based technologies and services.
  • Design and deliver a skills programme that meets the needs of our businesses today and delivers the workforce of tomorrow
  • Brokering services

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With each newsletter, we aim to share the most recent discoveries, advancements, and stories from the world of Space in the South West.



Space West Activities

Stay connected and witness our exciting endeavors throughout the year. Explore upcoming events, collaborative initiatives, and engaging projects. For opportunities to get involved, collaborate, and participate in our activities, please reach out to us.

Space West Activities

The opportunity for space in the West of England

Central to the achievement of national ambitions is the growth of space innovation and enterprise at local and regional levels. Seizing the opportunity to play a leading role in the future success of the space sector and the wider space-enabled economy, the West of England was successfully named as one of seven new Space Hubs established by the UK Space Agency (UKSA) in November 2020.

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