Space Park Leicester

Space Park Leicester is an ambitious initiative to develop a global hub and collaborative community based on space and space-enabled technologies . Based in Leicester, adjacent to the National Space Centre, the Park's first building are expected to be ready in 2019. It is part of the Leicestershire Enterprise Zone and was formally launched in March 2017 as part of the Government's Midlands Engine strategy with an allocation of £12.87 million.

The Space Park is a collaboration between the University of Leicester, the City of Leicester and the Leicester and Leicestershire Economic Partnership (LLEP). When fully open, the Park will combine University research and teaching facilities with a range of research institutions and international commercial partners. Alongside the development of a new generation of cutting-edge satellite technology, the site will be home to detailed analysis of space-enabled data that can transform sectors such as international communications, resource management, environmental monitoring and disaster relief.

Space Park Leicester will provide a unique environment where:

  • Industry and academia can collaborate and exploit opportunities in space and space-enabled research, education and innovation.
  • The technology and expertise for harnessing and developing satellite data and space technology will be housed in purpose-built environments.
  • A community of businesses, R&D partners, international institutes and academic experts will take advantage of direct access to state-of-the-art equipment and leading-edge university research.

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How the Space Park might look

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