Tour of the UK - Edinburgh: Space Tech

Tour of the UK - Edinburgh: Space Tech

May 2022

Throughout the month of June, the Swiss Embassy will tour the UK, with events and meetings held in Cambridge, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Belfast, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff and Oxford to highlight the many links between Switzerland and the UK.

Scotland and Switzerland are both leaders in space technology. The Scottish space sector is one of the fastest growing in Europe, aiming to grow in value to £4 billion by 2030. Glasgow manufactures more satellites than any other city in Europe and the Bayes Centre is the University of Edinburgh's innovation hub for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. The University is furthermore a founding member of the SPRINT Programme and the chair of the Scottish Space Academics Forum.

Switzerland has been an integral and active partner in the European space adventure since its inception - it is a founding member of the European Space Agency (ESA). Switzerland’s two federal institutes of technology (ETHZ and EPFL) are also known for being centres of excellence in space technologies, research, education and innovation.

For this reason, as part of our #WeAreSwitzerland tour, the Swiss Business Hub UK, in partnership with Switzerland Global Enterprise, is organizing an evening in Edinburgh on 8 June in order to connect stakeholders in the Scottish and Swiss space sectors with each other.

Further information is available here.