Satellite Applications

The North East is a major player when it comes to the development of space technologies and satellite applications.

Our region is home to more than 30 businesses in the space sector, including NORSS, the UK’s first orbital analyst centre, Rhea Group, e2E and Kratos Communications, plus satellite application specialists such as Thermacore, Ryleore AI, aXenic and UltraMAP.

Our strong digital ecosystem is enhanced by our five universities and their world-leading research excellence in computer science and informatics. We have centres of academic and industry excellence in advanced instrumentation for space, sensors, printable electronics, materials science, graphene applications, photonics, formulation, smart data, GNSS, artificial intelligence and immersive technology for research and development.

Combine that with our established software, large data management and analytics, and telecommunications sectors, and the North East offers an outstanding location for companies looking to start-up, invest and grow.

Facilities such as North East Technology Park (NETPark) bring our science and technology communities together to collaborate and network. The North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence, based at NETPark, helps businesses of all sizes exploit the use of satellite data, technology and applications to gain a competitive advantage in a global market. The centre is well-connected both regionally and nationally to assist companies with building connections for research and commercial collaborations.

With excellent digital infrastructure and connectivity alongside these fantastic facilities and business networks, the North East offers the ideal conditions for seizing the opportunities of the space and satellite applications sectors.

Space and satellite companies choosing to locate in North East England will benefit from a wide range of business support and cluster networks primed to offer guidance and advice across a range of topics. To support a smooth transition to the region, Invest North East England can provide a range of services, including property searches, data on skills and guidance on incentives, as well as making introductions to specialist networks who can offer guidance and links to potential customers, opportunities and research and development support.

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Michelle Duggan
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Four Reasons Why...

Centre of excellence: North East Satellite ApplicationsCentre of excellence: North East Satellite Applications
Over 10 specialist support clusters for the digital sectorOver 10 specialist support clusters for the digital sector
nearly 6000 computer sciences university students. The highest proportion of any English regionnearly 6000 computer sciences university students. The highest proportion of any English region
32500+ Employees in it's digital sector32500+ Employees in it's digital sector

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