Space industry in Scotland Podcast

This podcast is about the Space industry in Scotland.

Scotland has more than 100 companies, turning over collectively more than £130M. There are more than 800 people directly employed in the Scottish Space industry and that number is growing. From globally renowned companies, in small-scale satellite design and manufacture, to new Space companies starting up, there is an existing and growing ecosystem that includes manufacture, world-leading earth observation data management and our higher education and research institutions including the brand new Higgs Centre for Innovation in Edinburgh.

Listen and find out more about Scottish Space companies like Axon Cables, STAR-Dundee, Bright Ascension, Clydespace, Alba Orbital, Ecometrica, Astrosat, Birdi Thales, Spire

Universities and FE colleges The Scottish university sector in Scotland has significant strengths in Space and Aerospace. At the time of publishing this podcast, University of Strathclyde’s Dept of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering includes Future Air-Space Transportation Technology, Advanced Space Concepts Lab, Institute of Photonics, Advanced Composites Group and the Space Mechatronics Lab. University of Glasgow’s Dept of Aeronautical Sciences includes Aerospace Structures & Materials, Autonomous Vehicle Systems, Flight Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Space Systems Engineering. University of Edinburgh ‘s Dept of Mechanical Engineering has expertise in computer-controlled electro-mechanical solutions, the University of the West of Scotland has expertise in composite materials and coatings research and the University of Dundee has a Space Technology Centre.

Hina Khan from the Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SoXSA) finishes our podcast. SoXSA has an end-to-end focus on the use of satellite-derived data and develops new concepts in the exploitation of space enabling new space mission technologies that deliver new space-based data products in response to user needs. Through this, SoXSA seeks to foster economic growth and launch new opportunities.

This podcast was created by The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN); an international network spanning more than 60 countries. We can find you collaborative partners across the world in space, aerospace and dual-use technologies industries.