The opportunity to join clusters, to work side by side with them or to become part of their supply chains can add an extra dimension to any business. Each cluster represents a critical mass of world-class expertise in the development and commercialisation of ground-breaking products, services and applications – expertise that other businesses can tap into, add to and reinforce.
The clusters have a proven track record in:
The space cluster at Harwell Campus, also known as the UK Space Gateway is one example of the cluster model in action. It incorporates:
The Innovate UK Satellite Applications Catapult is also acting as a hub for a new, specialist cluster at Harwell Campus focused on satellite technology.
Our campuses’ ability to nurture successful clusters is reflected, too, in Innovate UK's Launchpad initiative, with the Harwell Space Launchpad in its second year at Harwell Campus supporting the space sector; and the Materials and Manufacturing North West Launchpad (partly centred on Sci-Tech Daresbury) stimulating the development of a regional materials and manufacturing cluster.