The past few years has been a remarkably exciting and dynamic time for the space sector in Scotland – from new spaceport planning through volume satellite manufacture to global applications. The great potential for growth has also been recognised in a recent London Economics report and, from meetings we have had, there is a real desire to push on - for the sector itself to collectively drive things forward.
For maximum impact and to get behind this momentum, we need to know what type of support association/activity would make most sense for your organisation. At Space Network Scotland we have been busy supporting the sector over the past couple of years or so – largely through quarterly meetings and helping companies and universities getting funding. But what sort of support does the sector need going forward – a traditional trade association? A body that would focus on marketing Scotland’s extensive space capabilities? A more informal, collaborative association that would focus on “new space” capabilities?What is clear is that to be successful, any support must be industry led.
To this end, we have compiled a short questionnaire. We would be very grateful if you could complete the survey for us. Although the questions should only take a maximum of 10 minutes to complete, the information they will provide is crucial to how things are taken forward. A small aside - we are sending this out to a number of companies, government departments and universities, but to keep things simple we refer to you all as companies. Hope this doesn’t confuse or indeed cause offence.
With thanks in anticipation of your input.