Space Network News

Website Revision

Welcome to the updated layout for the Space Network Scotland website.  As well as having a fresher look, there are a number of changes to make information flow more easily within the network. One of the most important changes is the introduction of a Network Directory where companies and organisations can have an entry detailing their activities, focus and contact details.   To get your details into the Directory, please follow the link at the foot of the section. As the Directory expands, we hope it will provide a comprehensive listing of space activity in Scotland, clearly pointing site visitors...
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Space Investor Event at Scotland House

Space Network Scotland and the Satellite Finance Network (SFN) jointly hosted a Space Investment Showcase on 29 November at the Scotland House - the impressive new Innovation and Investment Hub on the Embankment in London. SFN, led by Joanne Wheeler, have held a number of similar events over the last few years so establishing an impressive network of space interested investors. They also provided excellent support to the individual companies that are involved in the selection process. The selection and preparation process followed the tested SFN methodology, and included pre-pitch training, this time it being conducted in Edinburgh and London....
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Organisational Support for the Space Sector in Scotland

Earlier this year we invited the Network to fill in a Questionnaire on what they are looking for with regards collective organisational support.  This was then followed up with a meeting attended by respondents.   Thanks to all of you who responded, attended and provided inciteful comments. The overall conclusions from the questionnaire were that: Most interest in support came from respondents who see themselves entirely or largely as space organisations. The priority interests of the sector are representation to government, marketing of the sector and networking events. Promoting Scottish capability in new space was equally popular with promoting space...
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Questionnaire - Support for the Space Sector in Scotland

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...
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... and a busy Space New Year

Ok, so a small break at least is hopefully in order for you first. We hope you also like our festive image of the Christmas Tree Cluster courtesy of ESO. And while you're here, we'd like just like to invite you over to the events page where you will find two very exciting space data events coming up in the first weeks of January.  Back to busy is not far away!

Entering 2nd Stage

    During 2016 Scottish Enterprise retendered for delivery of Space Network Scotland. Following this the 2nd Stage of Space Network Scotland has been awarded to the existing team - strengthened by SoXSA at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Edinburgh department of Geosciences, who will provide increased support for the use of space data by businesses in Scotland. The main activities will continue by way of direct support for companies and universities looking to enter or extend their activities in space markets - and for quarterly events.  There will also be a progression towards establishing a sustainable,...
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