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Harwell on track to hit 2030 target

New figures released from Harwell demonstrate the continued growth of the Harwell Space Cluster with the number of organisations in the Cluster growing from 89 to 105 in the year to December 2019.

Collectively employing over 1,100 people (growing 16% year on year), Europe’s most concentrated space cluster is on track to reach its ambitious target of 200 organisations collectively employing 5,000 people by 2030.

With 948 UK organisations active in space, up from 208 a decade ago, the UK is generating £14.8 billion in income at 2.6x the national average for productivity.

Harwell Campus’s contribution to national growth lies in its ability both to connect the best ideas with the advice, talent, facilities and funding needed to develop innovative technologies and sustainable new businesses, that can scale rapidly on campus, and as the host to national capabilities and facilities that benefit companies and researchers across the country – creating new markets, new jobs and driving economic growth throughout the UK.

“The concentration of space activity alongside the Energy and Health technology Clusters at Harwell Campus has created a fertile environment for multi-disciplinary innovation. In turn attracting companies to Harwell from across the space value chain,” comments Dr Joanna Hart, Harwell Space Cluster development manager, UKRI-STFC.”

Dr Barbara Ghinelli, director of Harwell Clusters and business development, UKRI-STFC, adds: “The three Clusters together now comprise 162 organisations, and, significantly, almost a third of these are active across more than one cluster, providing avenues for technology translation across disciplines.”

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