The North East of England has unveiled its ambitious cluster, Space North East England.

This endeavour will thrust the region into an international spotlight as a hub for space sector businesses and innovation.

Launched at the UK Space Conference 2023 in Belfast, the space sector cluster covers Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Northumberland, and Tees Valley.

Space North East England aims to unite businesses, academia, and institutions to seize the space sector opportunities identified in the North East Space Strategy.

The group consists of nearly 20 regional and national senior decision makers.

This strategy is forecasted to create 10,000 new jobs by 2030 and stimulate significant growth in the space economy over the coming three-five years.

John Bone, chairman of the North East Space Leadership Group, said: “The North East has a strong heritage of engineering excellence and a vibrant space sector. Our Space Strategy builds on these foundations to set out a clear path forward for the region to become a world-class hub for space businesses and innovation.

“We are committed to working together to deliver the ambitions of this strategy and to create a prosperous and sustainable future for the North East space sector.”