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WHAT IS IT?

The Satellite Applications Catapult’s Spin-Up Factory is the only accelerator programme dedicated to achieving growth, at lower risk, for businesses delivering satellite applications, products or services. If you’re building a business or developing technology exploiting satellite services or data, our one-stop shop is here to help. Your growth is our success. Simple as that.


WHAT SORT OF SUPPORT IS OFFERED?

We know that one size doesn’t fit all.
Our support is tailored to meet the specific needs of each business in the Spin-Up Factory. We work with you to understand the challenges you face and together define a unique package of support to help you achieve pre-defined, market-orientated goals. You can draw on and leverage the wide range of skills and expertise from over 100 staff at the Catapult.

In addition, we can leverage our partnership with European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Harwell: its incubation package includes, but it’s not limit...
WHAT IS IT?

The Satellite Applications Catapult’s Spin-Up Factory is the only accelerator programme dedicated to achieving growth, at lower risk, for businesses delivering satellite applications, products or services. If you’re building a business or developing technology exploiting satellite services or data, our one-stop shop is here to help. Your growth is our success. Simple as that.


WHAT SORT OF SUPPORT IS OFFERED?

We know that one size doesn’t fit all.
Our support is tailored to meet the specific needs of each business in the Spin-Up Factory. We work with you to understand the challenges you face and together define a unique package of support to help you achieve pre-defined, market-orientated goals. You can draw on and leverage the wide range of skills and expertise from over 100 staff at the Catapult.

In addition, we can leverage our partnership with European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Harwell: its incubation package includes, but it’s not limited to a cash incentive scheme in excess of £40,000 for product and service design, prototyping, market studies and intellectual property (IP) protection. The Spin-Up Factory support can be offered in combination with the ESA BIC.


WHAT DOES IT COST?

We are a non-profit organisation, but due to state aid regulations we are obliged to recover our costs. The package of support we build with you will be costed carefully. We know that flexibility is paramount with start-ups and SMEs. We can offer a variety of payment mechanisms, ranging from standard payment, staggered payments and success fees to ‘work-for-equity’ models, as well as third-party funding, adapted to the nature of your particular support package.


WHO CAN APPLY?

Our only eligibility criteria are that you are:
• A business or technology exploiting satellite services or data.
• Currently carrying out or intend to carry out activities from the UK.


HOW CAN I APPLY?

APPLICATION
Complete the form online to kick-start your application.

ASSESSMENT
We will evaluate your application against a set of metrics designed to assess the business opportunity and the suitability of Catapult support.

DIAGNOSTIC DAY
We will invite successful applicants to meet with us for a Diagnostic Day: we will work together to evaluate the proposition in further detail via a full-day workshop.

SUPPORT PACKAGE
We will work with you to put together a tailored programme of support.
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Staff

Admin
Francesco Liucci Programme Manager Experienced in startups and commercialization, satellite applications (EO/sat comms) and emerging/developing markets (Kenya, Rwanda, MX)

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