06 Nov 2023
by Rory Daniels

Contribute to techUK's first Emerging Space Tech report

In early 2024, techUK will publish its first Industry Perspective report on emerging space technologies.

This builds upon techUK's past few months of emerging space tech activity, including our Industries of the Future: Space webinar and Supercharging Innovation campaign week.

Scroll down to find out how industry stakeholders and members can contribute.



The report will set out how emerging technologies are transforming the space sector and outline the steps we must take to ensure UK industry is at the forefront of this opportunity.

It will include the following sections:

  • Strategy, policy and regulation (includes the National Space Strategy, regulators, standards and ethics)
  • Emerging technologies (includes robotics, AI, semiconductors, 3D printing, IoT and advanced propulsion)
  • Industries of the Future (chapters on Satellites and telecoms / Science + R&D / National security / Cyber / Defence / Transport & smart cities / Health / Manufacturing / Communication / Energy)
  • People (includes skills and diversity)
  • Finance (includes VCs and financial services)
  • Collaboration (includes UK nations/regions and Space Clusters)
  • Sustainability (includes space debris tracking/removal and in-orbit services)
  • International (includes partnerships, trade and best practice)
  • Recommendations for Government
  • A look to 2054 (includes transformations that will take decades to realise)

How to contribute

Stakeholders can contribute by:

  1. sharing recommendations - these are specific actions you would like to see UK Government take to advance the UK's emerging space tech sector
  2. sponsoring the report, individual chapters or the launch event - similar techUK reports have received 6-8k views and we have several tiers of sponsorship available at a range of price points (more info can be shared upon request)

In addition, techUK members can contribute by submitting case studies.

Member case studies should illustrate how your company is harnessing emerging technologies to transform the space sector and/or ensure UK leadership. They should be limited to no more than 3 submissions per member, with individual case studies totalling no longer than 400 words each. Each submission must be for a different report chapter, as outlined above. Please include your company logo and author headshot.

All contributions should be sent to [email protected] by 12 December 2023.

Please email to express an interest in contributing prior to the submission date.

Are you a space company looking to make the most of the UK's Space Cluster ecosystem?

Join this free webinar, taking place on 5 December and run in collaboration with Space Hub Yorkshire, to hear from a range of regional and national stakeholders at the forefront of Space Hub-industry engagement.

Attendees will have the opportunity to put questions to our expert panel. Sign up here.

Interested in how the UK can be a world leader in generating investment for space SMEs?

Mark Garnier MP, Chair of the UK's Space APPG, has written an insight on the subject for techUK. Click here to read more.

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The opportunities of innovation are endless. Automation, IoT, AI, Edge, Quantum, Drones and High Performance Computing all have the power to transform the UK. techUK members lead the development of these technologies. Together we are working with Government and other stakeholders to address tech innovation priorities and build an innovation ecosystem that will benefit people, society, economy and the planet - and supercharge the UK as a global leader in tech and innovation.

For more information, or to get in touch, please visit our Innovation Hub and click ‘contact us’. 





Rory Daniels

Rory Daniels

Programme Manager, Emerging Technologies, techUK

Rory joined techUK in June 2023 after three years in the Civil Service on its Fast Stream leadership development programme.

During this time, Rory worked on the Government's response to Covid-19 (NHS Test & Trace), school funding strategy (Department for Education) and international climate and nature policy (Cabinet Office). He also tackled the social care crisis whilst on secondment to techUK's Health and Social Care programme in 2022.

Before this, Rory worked in the House of Commons and House of Lords alongside completing degrees in Political Economy and Global Politics.

Today, he is techUK's Programme Manager for Emerging Technologies, covering dozens of technologies including metaverse, drones, future materials, robotics, blockchain, space technologies, nanotechnology, gaming tech and Web3.0.

[email protected]

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