Scotland’s strong background in advanced engineering, including R&D, design and manufacturing has a tradition of attracting high-technology companies.
But now we're as likely to be engineering software, as well as significant, complex and sophisticated projects - like maintaining the new generation of aircraft and pioneering new ways of forming advanced materials. And we also have a thriving space sector here, including satellite manufacture.
That enduring strength, as well as our experienced skills base and a competitive cost structure, has helped to build an internationally-recognised space industry that employs over 7,000 highly-skilled people.
With year on growth projected above 6%, Scotland has the ambition to grow its role in space from a modest industry today to a £4 billion industry by 2030.
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