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Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing

Research shows Thames Valley record in industrial take-up

Despite the past year being challenging for the industrial market, there has been a record take-up in the Thames Valley’s industrial market according to Lambert Smith Hampton’s (LSH) 2021 Industrial and Logistics Report. LSH’s report highlighted the growing demand of the Thames Valley with a strong...

Harwell’s Astroscale successfully launches Elsa-D mission

Oxfordshire-based Astroscale, market leader in satellite servicing, has announced the End-of-Life Service’s successful launch. Controlled and operated from its Harwell Campus facility this launch represents the world’s first commercial mission and a step towards the removal of orbital space debris. Why? With over 3,000 working satellites in...

Oxfordshire based Swedish Space Corporation invest in joint UK/Swedish start-up

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), based at Harwell Campus, has invested in GlobalTrust, a data analytics company, which supports public policy and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies. GlobalTrust, began its UK operation at the end of 2020, taking office space at the Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire – further...

Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine launched

The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 has started being rolled out across the UK. The collaboration follows a partnership agreement between Oxford University and AstraZeneca who worked at an accelerated rate to protect against Covid-19. Paul Britton, CEO of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, said: “The rollout of...

New satellite propulsion test facility announced for 2021

A new national rocket test facility, based in Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone, part of the Thames Valley, will allow UK companies and academics to test state-of-the-art space propulsion engines at up to 1.5kN in high-altitude vacuum, an equivalent test altitude of 140,000ft. The new cutting-edge facility...

New Westcott Innovation Centre opens in Buckinghamshire

A new multi-million pound, 1,200m2 Innovation Centre has opened in Buckinghamshire based in the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone. The Westcott Innovation Centre is partly funded by the Local Growth Fund and Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone through the Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and managed by Satellite...

O2 launches first commercial laboratory at Harwell Campus

To research 5G and satellite communications in the UK, O2, based in Slough, has launched the first commercial laboratory at Harwell Campus in Oxford. The new laboratory, named Darwin SatCom lab, aims to research future generation connectivity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). In collaboration...