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Space North East England

Space North East England

Business Durham leads the North East space cluster which evolved from the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence. 

The space and satellite market offers substantial and multiple business opportunities and you will find all the support you need to grow and thrive in the North East.

Funded by the UK Space Agency, we’re here to stimulate and support the space community in the region. We’re based at the North East Technology Park (NETPark) in Sedgefield, County Durham, home to some of the world’s fastest-growing companies.

The Centre can offer support as you come up with new ways to solve the world’s problems using space and satellite data and technology. This may be earth observation data, emerging communications technology to enable ubiquitous connectivity.

We’re interested in hearing from you if you’re already in the space sector, or if you have the potential to work in the space and satellite sector but have not yet investigated what market opportunities this might mean.

We can help you in a myriad of ways, from one-to-one support and events to connecting you with potential investors, expertise and collaborators.

Meet the team

If you have any questions for our expert team, get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to help.

Elaine Scott

Elaine Scott

Business Engagement & Opportunities Manager

Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)

County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network

Institute of Mechanical Engineering – North East Rail Division Centre

Made Smarter Adoption North East

North East of England Process Industry Cluster
(NEPIC)

North East Automotive
Alliance

North East Satellite Applications Centre of
Excellence

RTC North

Advanced Manufacturing regional support networks. Support organisations by sector include the following:

Some of  the businesses we've helped

Marmax Products

We have been delighted with the support that Business Durham and their partners have provided our company and with additional funding, we hope to further develop our working practices to safeguard our existing business and expand our capabilities to meet new customer demands and expectations.

Dave Johnson
Managing Director
Redditch Medical

NETPark is a fantastic place to do business in terms of facilities, potential for growth and for collaboration.

Steve Brown
Managing Director
Tekgem

The facilities and ancillary business services here are second to none and the campus feel of the science park suits the culture within the company.

Ian Gemski
Director
SEEDS

The ecosystem in NETPark is just right for us; SEEDS first came here because of its partnership work with the CPI and now our vision is to have a busy lab facility developing various applications and licensing them out to companies.

Peter Chalder-Wood
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Magnitude Biosciences

We expect to more than double the team in Sedgefield to 45 over the next two to three years, with a larger commercial team allowing us to expand our global footprint.

Dr Fozia Saleem
CEO
Wootzano

At a time when the fruit packing labour market is very challenging across Europe and North America, compounded by Brexit, Covid, and the movement of people, Wootzano’s robots are providing a niche solution using game-changing, world-class technology that has been developed here on NETPark.

Jesse Opoku
Chief Operating Officer
Teescraft Engineering

Teescraft Engineering has been a major employer in County Durham for a number of years and I’m delighted that, with grant support through the County Durham Growth Fund, the company is embarking on ambitious plans to significantly expand.

Hazel Sykes
Business Durham
ATT Fabrications

We knew we had the space to add new machines which would not only improve productivity and efficiency but also allow us to add new products and processes, the County Durham Growth Fund helped this happen.

Andrew Devlin
ATT Fabrications
AAA Caring Caretaker

The Caring Caretaker is a company that’s grown from one to a team of 41 and is now, with grant support from the County Durham Growth Fund, in the process of taking its business journey to the next stage, moving to much larger premises and creating a further 10 jobs, cementing its long-term future here in County Durham.

Sarah Slaven
Managing Director, Business Durham
Renovo Solutions

We’ve been incredibly lucky to have secured financial investment from Business Durham which really has been crucial to the growth of the business and fast-tracked our plans in such a short space of time.

Antony Gray
Founder
Ashgarth Engineering

The grant we’ve received from the County Durham Growth Fund has been invaluable to us as without it we probably would have only been able to purchase one machine.