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The METEOR Programme: an update from Professor Richard Ambrosi

The Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Earth Observation Research Centre (METEOR) is a collaborative research project bringing industry and academics together to deliver innovation in the space sector. It has been running since mid-2019 and will locate its centre of operations to the new Space Park

SPRINT programme aiming to transform business growth through space

SPRINT provides unprecedented, funded access to university space expertise and facilities to help businesses through the commercial exploitation of space data and technologies. It is delivered by a consortium of five of the UK’s leading space universities, led by the University of Leicester and including

Bowmer and Kirkland hand over the keys to Space Park Leicester

First phase of Space Park Leicester completed

The keys to a pioneering £100 million research, innovation and teaching hub for space-related high-tech companies and researchers in Leicester have been handed over following the completion of the first phase of building work.

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ESA provides a business boost for Space Park Leicester

Space Park Leicester has been selected as a new centre to offer the successful business incubation programme for start-ups in the UK, run by the European Space Agency (ESA). The European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC UK) supports innovative start-up businesses using space technologies or

£500,000 awarded to create new Deep Space Centre

A new centre dedicated to the exploration of deep space is to be built at the Space Park Leicester site, after the Wolfson Foundation awarded a £500,000 grant towards the project. The new Wolfson Deep Space Centre will foster collaboration between business and universities to develop

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Space Park Leicester

Leicester took its first steps into the future of the space industry and research today as work began at the £100 million Space Park Leicester, with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by the Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP. Opening in 2021, Space Park Leicester will create an exciting

SMEs to benefit from new space tech accelerator

Space Park Leicester has been awarded a grant of just over two million pounds from the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership’s (LLEP) European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to match the University of Leicester’s investment of just over £2.4m to establish the Space Technology Applications from Research (STAR)