Space to Accelerate: opportunity to incubate novel downstream satellite applications

Space to Accelerate: opportunity to incubate novel downstream satellite applications

Ready to realise the potential from satellite applications and space data?

Ambitious to grow, collaborate and innovate in this marketplace?

Looking to locate your business alongside other ambitious companies in the downstream space sector?

If you are looking to take your business to new levels, find a dynamic business space and get the support you need to facilitate your growth and success, then your company could benefit from this new and innovative programme designed for companies looking to work in the downstream space sector.

The National Oceanography Centre, University of Portsmouth, supported by the South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications are offering a select number of companies in the Solent region the opportunity to take part in a customised business growth programme and the opportunity to take up exclusive business space in one of two dedicated business incubation centres at the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre in Southampton or the Innovation Space in Portsmouth.

Our unique, dedicated opportunity includes:

  • Subsidised office space for start-ups
  • Intensive business strategy and planning sessions
  • Customised challenge led growth workshops to generate ideas and innovations
  • Access to expertise from across the Solent to develop and test technologies
  • Exclusive network opportunities for companies working in downstream satellite applications
  • Participation in a research based business growth diagnostic programme

To take part you need to have a dedicated business idea or growth aspiration that could operate in the downstream space sector.

Apply Now

Putting your company or business idea forward for consideration couldn’t be simpler.

All you need to do is outline your business activity in 300 words or fewer, and supply us with your contact details through the following application form

Space to Accelerate – Application Form

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The dedicated incubation and innovation centres are located at the Innovation Space in Portsmouth and the NOC Marine Robotics Innovations Centre in Southampton

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