News & Case Studies

News & Case Studies


Space Hub Yorkshire and partners selected to host UK-EONS

December 2023

We are excited to announce that Space Hub Yorkshire, along with our partners, has been selected to host the Satellite Applications Catapult’s first pilot Connected Capabilities Network: the UK Earth Observation Network for Sustainability (UK-EONS). 


We’re Hiring!

May 2023

To deliver our UK Space Agency funded programme of activity, Space Hub Yorkshire are recruiting 4 new exciting roles. If you’d like to help shape the future of the Space industry in the region, and have the right academic or business skills, experience, energy and attitude then these roles might be for you. Please use the link below for further details.

Closing date for applications is 21st of May 2023

Space Hub Yorkshire to partner with women in leadership project #WECAN

February 2023

Space Hub Yorkshire are delighted to announce a brand new partnership with women in leadership project  #WECAN (women empowered through coaching and networking).
Led by Leeds Beckett University and working in partnership with Edge Hill University and Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber, #WECAN aims to enhance the resilience and growth of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by building the leadership skills, capabilities, and opportunities of women in the Leeds City Region.

To find out more please click below

UKSA investment in Yorkshire – Space Hub Yorkshire
SHY GreenSpace Project

February 2023
Due to the recent UKSA levelling up funding boost for the UK Space sector, we are extremely excited about SHY’s GreenSpace Project.


Fantastic news for Space Hub Yorkshire – Levelling-up funding boost for UK space sector!

February 2023
SHY have won the regional space cluster UKSA fund!
Eighteen projects aimed at boosting the space sector across the UK are to receive funding from the UK Space Agency (UKSA) and Space Hub Yorkshire is proudly one of them.
We are very excited to have won this funding, please keep your eyes peeled for further exciting updates on SHY’s GreenSpace Project!

SPINtern Showcase November 2022

November 2022
A very successful event held at the University of Leeds – Nexus. On the day, the SPINterns gave fantastic lightning talks on their placement and displayed posters. We had talks from the organisers of the SPIN programme, previous SPINterns and heard from organisations that hosted SPINterns.
The Space Placements in Industry (SPIN) Programme, coordinated by the UK Space Agency, brokers projects that provide real experience of work in the space sector for university students to tackle the UK space sector skills shortage. Over 70 students completed internships in over 40 space-related companies this year, providing them with the opportunity to develop their technical expertise alongside an understanding of how industry operates. UK Space Agency celebrates 10 years of running the SPIN Programme in 2023 and is hoping to expand the number of placements it offers when it launches its call for project ideas in January 2023.

Find below some of the shared intern Blog Posts!

Join us for the SPINtern Showcase on 29 November 2022

By Satellite Applications Catapult
Nexus – University of Leeds
Tue, 29 November 2022, 10:00 – 17:00 GMT

An opportunity for interns and supervisors to meet and network with one another and to learn about projects undertaken in 2022.

SHY attends the launch of the UK’s Defence Space Strategy

February 2022

Representatives from Space Hub Yorkshire attended the launch of the UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Space Strategy. It was an opportunity to hear from ministers, civil servants and military leaders on how the the MOD will be engaging in further activity in the Space sector.

Boost for Space Cluster Across the UK

February 2022

Space Hub Yorkshire is very pleased to have received funding from the UK Space Agency for development and maintenance of Space Cluster in Yorkshire region.

Join us for Satuccino event locally from Space Enterprise Lab at Nexus

February 2022

Join Satuccino event locally from Space Enterprise Lab at Nexus with local group (in hybrid fashion). The Satuccino is a monthly networking event hosted by Satellite Applications Catapult. We are dialling in for the hybrid portion of the event from the SEL at Nexus with Tea and Coffee for local space businesses.

Students win grant to teach school pupils about satellites

January 2022

Students at the University of Leeds win a grant to produce material about satellite data and environmental science, to teach to school pupils

Teledyne Defence & Space win Queen’s Award for Innovation

January 2022

On 24th January 2022, Teledyne were proud to host a visit from HRH The Princess Royal, who highlighted the firm’s impact as a business in West Yorkshire and presented The Queen’s Award for Innovation.

HRH John Toner Daron Winspear LLOWY

Transform SY (Powered by Entrepreneurial Spark)

January 2022

Transform SY (powered by Entrepreneurial Spark) – the virtual accelerator designed to transform
the entrepreneurial landscape in South Yorkshire – is starting this week.

Space Enterprise Lab now open for innovation

December 2021

Nexus at the University of Leeds is now home to a new hub for Space innovation: a Space Enterprise Lab. This is available to book for free for Space-related activities.

Space Hub Yorkshire Launches its Space Strategy

November 2021

Space Hub Yorkshire launched its space strategy at a roundtable discussion, hosted by Clarion Solicitors

SHY Manager wins fellowship to develop Space research translation programme

November 2021

Dr Ruth Amey, SHY Manager, has been awarded a Michael Beverley Innovation Fellowship from Nexus to create a research translation programme for Space Hub Yorkshire

University of Leeds scientists name glacier in honour of Glasgow for COP26

November 2021

PhD student Heather Selley and SHY founder Anna Hogg named 9 glaciers in West Antarctica, following a study they did on retreating glaciers in this region.
Photo by Pierre Dutrieux.

We are hiring!

October 2021

Are you interested in developing a new Space cluster in Yorkshire?

University of Leeds joins SPRINT as an associate member

October 2021

SHY and SENSE Research Experience Placements Showcase Event

September 2021
Space Hub Yorkshire, collaborating with the SENSE Earth Observation CDT, rounded off the SHY Intern Network 2021 with a showcase event, where interns presented their research, conducted with various academic institutions, doctoral training programmes and industrial partners.

DASA Updates and Opportunities

August 2021
The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) have recently released further updates to their current actions, including new cyber resilience funding opportunities and research priorities for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

Blasting Off To Space With LURA

August 2021
SHY spoke to two undergraduates at the University of Leeds who run and manage the Leeds University Rocketry Association (LURA) to learn more about this student-led organisation.

Be Curious Research Festival

July 2021
Students, academics and managers from the University of Leeds successfully ran their annual open research festival earlier this month, with interviews led by Jon Spooner from the Unlimited Space Agency.

SHY Intern Network Welcome Event

July 2021
SHY ran a virtual welcome event for undergraduate students doing research experience placements under the intern network programme

SHY Chair published in The Times

May 2021
Mandy Ridyard has been published in The Times discussing her aerospace company Produmax and industry in Yorkshire

Space industry symposium held by University of Leeds’ Earth Observation CDT

April 2021
SENSE, the Earth Observation Centre for Doctoral Training based at the University of Leeds holds a virtual industry symposium for academics and businesses interested in Space

SHY give Earth Observation talks to local schools

April 2021
PhD student Eva Zand gave a Space Hub Yorkshire outreach talk this month ‘How can we use Satellites for volcano monitoring?’

Space Hub Yorkshire Launches

March 2021
At the LEP’s West Yorkshire Innovation Festival, SHY ran a virtual event and officially launched itself as a hub.