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Space Industry Skillnet

Network Sector

Aviation / Aerospace

Network Region


Network Manager

Catherine Lenehan

Network Promoter

G & L Technology Limited

Network Contact

Catherine Lenehan


087 2669528


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Network overview

Space Industry Skillnet is a business network for companies of all sizes in the dynamic Irish space sector. The network’s mission is to support businesses involved in the development and delivery of technology and services to the European Space Agency (ESA) and the global space market. The network provides state of the art upskilling for employees at all levels. 

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive and flexible, subsidised training courses to address the ongoing needs of businesses. Space Skillnet is promoted by G & L Technology Limited. Membership of the network is open to private businesses in the space sector.

Supports to businesses

  • Assist businesses to identify and address current and future skills needs 
  • Information regarding successful approaches to learning and talent development 
  • Guidance on achieving value for money when investing in learning and development 
  • Strategic programmes that enhance business innovation and sectoral competitiveness 
  • Flexible training and education programmes customised to the needs of the sector 
  • Innovative new programme design and development 
  • Leadership programmes for business owners and executives 
  • Certified and non-certified technical training 
  • Training relating to communication, problem-solving and other core skills 
  • Advice on gauging the effectiveness of training 
  • Access to a network of businesses within the sector 
  • Conferences, seminars, and other informal learning and networking events 

Our business has utilised the services of Space Industry Skillnet (SIS) over the last number of years. SIS have assisted us with courses, seminars and networking events in Ireland and abroad. Attending the QA for Space Projects courses, ESA approved training courses and most recently the Irish Space Industry Conference has helped us position ourselves as a successful company in a challenging growth market. Membership has enabled us to access relevant, quality and flexible training at a reduced cost. We are already seeing great improvements and networking has helped us win more business.

Peter O’Kane - RealTime Technologies Ltd

Our business manufactures medical device instruments for the health services and clinical trials. We engaged with the Space Industry Skillnet to assist us in bringing the necessary skills into the company, specifically relating to IPC standards. Having staff certified is a key differentiator when we are audited by our customers and leads to repeat business. Our staff are satisfied with receiving certification in these key transferable skills. We have found the Space Industry Skillnet to be a flexible and cost-effective training partner.

Bernard Mulcahy – Vitalograph

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