The UK Space Agency is giving businesses in Norfolk the opportunity to tap into the fast-growing sector at a special event this month.

Space East will host the event alongside the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) on Monday 17th July, to help local firms get involved in the space sector. 

The event, which will take place at the Hethel Engineering Centre, is designed to give an introduction to the industry, advice on how to secure funding, and network with sector leaders.

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Stuart Catchpole, from the LEP, said: “The space sector presents very real commercial opportunities for our region and Space East is all about helping manufacturing, technology and other businesses to pivot and take advantage of these.

"The business Equipmake is an excellent example of that – a growing Norfolk-based SME that has focused on the electric motors/automotive sector but is now supplying components to the Australian space sector having won a major contract with Gilmour Space."