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Good Budget news for Harwell

25 March 2011

SEEDA Chairman and member of the National Space Leadership Council Rob Douglas said:

"SEEDA is delighted that the Government has pledged a further £10m to accelerate the development of the International Space Innovation Centre at Harwell. This is excellent news for the small businesses who will be supported to engage in programmes of research and development alongside this globally important new centre.

"The National Space Technology Programme brings together industry and Government to develop technologies aimed at promoting economic growth and sustainability; leading the world in satellite technologies and using the results to develop new applications, products and services. This coordinated approach to space technology confirms Harwell’s position as a global centre of space excellence. The funding builds on SEEDA’s £15m investment in supporting the growth of the space sector here in the South East of England. 

"Space is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK and this investment ensures that it will continue to create jobs and growth in the South East and build the country’s future economic success."

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