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Space Park Leicester receives £13.75 million meteoric boost from Government

NCEO is delighted to announce that the University of Leicester’s new Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Earth Observation Research Centre (METEOR) has received nearly £14 million in funding through Round 6 of Research England’s flagship capital investment scheme, the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF). This funding will leverage a further £50 million of investments in space and Earth observation (EO) research in Leicester through University and business contributions.

NCEO will be fully involved as a leading partner in the development of Space Park Leicester which will house the NCEO HQ and government ASSIST lab on completion of its phase 1, supported by £1.5 million from NERC.

John Remedios said “This announcement marks a step change in academic-industry co-development in EO with commercial company working alongside the best researchers to feed excellent science directly into services. The partnership will benefit the whole community through NCEO whose expertise in all our locations will be vital to building outstanding discoveries and applications”.

The full press release from the University of Leicester can be found here.

Map of Space Park Leicester