Skyrora CEO Volodymyr Levykin Says that the Company Could Settle in Paderborn

25th Apr 2021
Skyrora 3D printed engine

According to Skyrora CEO Volodymyr Levykin, the company may have a new office in Paderborn, Germany. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia, together with Aerospace.NRW, has launched a new network for the aerospace industry. According to the Paderborn Economic Development Agency press release, Paderborn as a business location could play a role in this development.

Paderborn Representatives on Skyrora Offices

Representatives of the business development agency and the University of Paderborn now met in the technology park to discuss Skyrora and its plans to open an office in the region. This collaboration could bring opportunities for cooperation between business and science. Frank Wolters, Managing Director of the Paderborn Economic Development Agency, is convinced that the discussions and future projects will “once again underline the international importance of Paderborn as a business location.”

After Brexit, Skyrora, with headquarters in Edinburgh and a production facility in Ukraine, is looking for new expansion opportunities in the EU to ensure uninterrupted supply and production chains and remain close to the European market. In addition, the company, which develops different types of rockets and deploys satellites into orbit, is cooperating with the Chair of Materials Science at the University of Paderborn on innovative 3D printing projects.

René Fahr, Vice President for Knowledge and Technology Transfer at the University of Paderborn, emphasises the excellent cooperation between business and science in the region. In cooperation with the university, Skyrora would like to set up an industrial 3D printer at Paderborn. The initiative is supported by Mirko Schaper and Olexandr Grydin from the Chair of Materials Science. Cooperation with Skyrora could complement the university’s ongoing projects.

Volodymyr Levykin on Skyrora Plans

Skyrora requires a production hall with around 200 square metres for the installation and operation of the planned printing system. In the search for suitable space and given the small number of existing properties currently available in the city of Paderborn, Volodymyr Levykin is also negotiating with neighbouring municipalities.

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