UK Space Agency launches second mission to back space entrepreneurs of the future

22nd December, 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the SpaceTech Incubation Initiative who are offering up to six promising space technology businesses the chance to participate in an award-winning entrepreneurs’ programme on behalf of SETsquared, the global no.1 university business incubator.

The programme, which will be held at Exeter Science Park from 26-28 February 2018 aims to boost small businesses looking at new space technology in the South West. It includes a unique package of entrepreneurship training, bespoke business support and the opportunity for grow-on space. There will also be access to grant support. Funded by the UK Space Agency, the South West programme is part of the UK Space Incubator Network.

Having been successfully launched in March and following exceptional interest, this is the second call for applications to the programme.

One of the first graduates of the programme, Mike Badley has since launched his cutting-edge business. Sigma Technical is a pioneering robotics firm that is developing a state-of-the-art diagnostic and physical training machine. Mike attracted £5k of funding through the South West Centre of Excellence for Satellite Applications and significant support from Innovate UK. His impressive design has also resulted in Sigma receiving a Seal of Excellence from the European Commission via Horizon 2020. Mike now has his own facility at the Exeter Science Park Centre.

Growing businesses, start-ups, and individuals with great ideas around developing space technology, applications for satellite or other space-related data, or with applications of digital and other technology for space environments are encouraged to apply. Applications close at 11:59 PM on 21 January 2018. For more information and details on how to apply, please visit the website.

The SpaceTech Incubation Initiative is an initiative of the South West Centre of Excellence for Satellite Applications (SWCoESA; funded by the Satellite Applications Catapult and the UK Space Agency) in partnership with Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd., SETsquared and the University of Exeter. Providing the opportunity for entrepreneurs focused on space-centric innovation, the SpaceTech Incubation Initiative enables participants to gain support and expert input from industry.




Business expansion: Why businesses are choosing Cornwall

11th October, 2018

For organisations considering expanding to a new location, Cornwall has a huge amount to offer. In this article, three companies who have expanded into the region talk about the many reasons to choose it as a secondary business location, including: A strong and growing talent […]

Read More



Top ten reasons to locate your business in Cornwall

10th October, 2018

1. Superfast Connectivity The Superfast Cornwall programme was set up in 2011 and has since become the blueprint for Superfast Broadband in the UK. One of the best-connected places in the world, over 95% of Cornwall is covered by fibre broadband, including over 30% Fibre-to-the-Premises […]

Read More

Be the first to hear the latest news, releases and stories from the UK's most exciting and innovative region

Workspace

Cornwall’s eclectic mix of work environments offers a variety of opportunities from collaborative seaside co-working spaces through to industrial workshops

See More

Talent

Cornwall’s businesses engage with and attract a highly motivated pool of professionals who are making the most of Cornwall’s unparalleled work/life balance

See More

Finance & Funding

We work closely with various organisations to introduce your business to finance and funding opportunities throughout the region and beyond

See More

Lifestyle

Work hard. Play hard. Live well.

See More

Community

Cornwall is home to a uniquely supportive and collaborative business community, and as soon as you arrive, you’ll feel it.

See More

Location & Connectivity

1 hour to London. 5 minutes to the beach. Up to 330 Mbps

See More

Why invest in Cornwall?

If you’ve got questions about establishing your business here, or if you’d like to find out exactly how we can support you, get in touch today

Find out more