UK Space Agency Strategy for 2011-2015: Consultation
The UK Space Agency was established as an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 1 April 2011.
Building on the precedent of the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy, the principal driver of the Agency should be economic growth, manifested by several themes that reflect key areas of involvement for the UK's civil space sector.
Those themes are:
- Growth through new opportunities;
- Growth from export;
- Innovation supporting growth;
- Science to enable growth;
- Education for growth;
- Growth through smarter government.
These themes form the foundation for the organisation’s strategy for 2011-2015 and the public consultation (PDF, 175 Kb) on the Agency draft strategy closed on 8 July 2011.
Respondents to the consultation broadly endorsed the Agency strategy, with a majority clearly supporting the Agency’s decision to put fostering growth in the UK space sector at the heart of its strategy. A majority made the point that for the Agency to achieve its objectives it needs to continue to engage proactively across all levels with its stakeholders and partners. The full report on the consultation can be downloaded here (PDF, 95 Kb) .