Multimillion pound SPRINT funding enhances Southampton’s support of UK space industry
A space research and innovation consortium that includes the University of Southampton has been awarded £4.8 million to help grow the UK space sector.
The Connecting Capability Fund (CCF) grant from Research England will develop national initiatives that provide small and medium-sized businesses in the space industry with unprecedented access to university expertise and facilities. Southampton is one of five universities in the Space Research and Innovation Network for Technology (SPRINT) group and will use its share of the grant to recruit an Innovation Fellow to explore mechanisms for new collaborations.
“Academics at Southampton have experience across many aspects of Space Science, with in-house expertise in data-intensive science, modelling and the development of hardware for space,” Academic lead and Associate Professor of Space Physics Dr Caitriona Jackman explains. “We look forward to sharing this expertise for real economic and societal impact.”