University research and innovation

With over seven universities in West Yorkshire the region offers world leading research capabilities and a pipeline of exceptional talent.

West Yorkshire has access to the support and expertise of seven universities

The Space sector in West Yorkshire has access to the support and expertise of seven universities within the region, offering world class and world leading research capabilities across a diverse range of engineering, material science and other space related and space adjacent disciplines.

These universities support industry partners to develop ground-breaking new technologies and provide a pipeline of exceptional talent, ensuring that the next generation are equipped with the skills and expertise to drive innovation in the region’s space sector.

At the forefront of research and innovation are University of Leeds, University of Huddersfield and University of Bradford with each offering leading research capabilities. In addition, the regions bordering West Yorkshire offer further world class and world leading research and innovation capabilities such as The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and Quantum Communications Hub.

Find out more about the incredible research taking place in universities in and around West Yorkshire.

Universities in Yorkshire and the Humber, working in partnership as Yorkshire Universities (YU), have distinct and particular research and innovation (R&I) capabilities and assets that, when harnessed, connected and aligned with industry, are positioning the region as a leading platform to launch the accelerated development of the UK Space sector

Peter O'Brien Executive Director, Yorkshire Universities