Supporting Space Innovation

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SueThe Space industry is very significant in the Midlands. With the Leicester Space Centre based here, and the strengths we have in in space research, the Midlands is well placed to take advantage of opportunities in this growing sector.

Sue Clayton, Project Manager Midlands Innovation


The Midlands Innovation space group have collective expertise from multiple disciplines. These range from advanced materials and aerospace engineering, astrophysics and earth observation/environment, through to laser physics, management, manufacturing, metrology, planetary exploration, space instrumentation and space system design.

Supporting our academics are world-class space and space-related equipment and facilities. These include additive manufacturing, anechoic chambers, cleanrooms, High Performance Computers, mechanical workshops, optical characterisation, surface analysis tools, ultraprecision machining/metrology, vacuum bakeout, vector network analysers and wind tunnels.

Download The Space Report - A Summary of Expertise