The Satellite Applications Catapult‘s vision is to support industry and the science base across the UK to accelerate the growth of satellite applications to contribute to capturing a 10% share of the £400bn global space market predicted by 2030.
Our Regional Centres of Excellence, supported by the UK Space Agency, support work with local communities to achieve this aim. They create focal points of our activity linking the science base with large industry and SMEs around the UK, to enable the development of applications and solutions, as well as to engage the wider end user market.
The Centres of Excellence act as representatives and ambassadors for the Catapult in their local region, coordinating activities and investment, and extending our reach.
Our Regional Centres help us to:
Visit each Centres landing page for more information on the teams, and their focus areas.
The Satellite Applications Catapult has established the Knowledge Exchange (KE) programme to help us develop a deeper understanding of the scientific research base in the UK that is relevant to the Space sector. To further develop our engagement with universities, we have established a network of joint-funded positions known as Knowledge Exchange Fellowships.
Knowledge Exchange Fellows operate at a strategic level with their university. They work to identify intersections of existing or intended research strengths and un-met commercial need, and to promote and drive the development of agreed inter-disciplinary research and exploitation themes which will appeal to businesses and lead to commercialisation.
The Space Enterprise Network (SEN) is a new online platform designed to provide a collaborative, user friendly and centralised platform for the UK space sector. Designed to help connect a wide variety of organisations and individuals working in the sector across all UK regions, the SEN is the result of extensive research, scoping and development by the Catapult’s Regional Growth team (supported by the UKSA), in answer to challenges posed by colleagues across the country.
As well as connecting all commercial, academic, research and public sector stakeholders, it provides a location on which to store and share news, events, opportunities and resources. The platform also acts to encourage conversation and raise the profile of innovative projects and programmes taking place nationwide.