University of Edinburgh Pilots Scotland Space Sector Partnership

14th Feb 2022
University of Edinburgh Pilots Scotland Space Sector Partnership

The University of Edinburgh has successfully piloted a partnership scheme with space firm, AstroAgency, which aims to support growth in the Scotland space sector. Edinburgh-based firm, AstroAgency, which specialises in space sector marketing, brand building, industry networking, and market intelligence, collaborated with the University’s Science and Space hub to pilot the project. This involved a series of free drop-in sessions at The Bayes Centre. The event allowed University students and adjacent industry professionals to talk with AstroAgency representatives about how to transfer their skills to the Scotland space sector.

AstroAgency Partnership Highlights Scotland’s Central Place in UK Space Sector

Scotland Space Sector Lead for the University of Edinburgh, Kristina Tamane, has praised the success of the university’s recent venture with AstroAgency. The free drop-in sessions drew a wide range of participants from the University and from interested parties working in other industries in Edinburgh. International attendees could also participate through online sessions. Tamane has hailed this project as a timely development and a great way to support the Scotland space sector, which is at the heart of the growing UK space industry. The project is also part of the University’s Space Innovation Hub scheme, which seeks to highlight Edinburgh’s central place as a European space capital.

Edinburgh’s Space Innovation Hub to Provide Cross-Sector Opportunities

The University of Edinburgh’s successful partnership with AstroAgency marks the first stage in their Space Innovation Hub project. The Space Innovation Hub plans to expand the drop-in scheme into a long-term project, encouraging frequent collaboration between multiple industries. AstroAgency has expressed enthusiasm for the continuation of this project, stating the importance of academic institutions in supporting the Scotland space sector.

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