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December Satuccino

2 December 2:30pm - 3:30pm

December Satucinno webinar Pitches updates

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Catapult Update

John Vesey, Business Manager – Health and Wellbeing

The Catapult has a number of opportunities to demonstrate how UK health tech companies can deploy their capabilities across a range of connectivity solutions including satellite and if you would like an opportunity to be part of those demonstrations from the health side or the connectivity side please get in touch.
If your device has a beta version currently in test or the next iteration is still in development but you would want a chance to highlight what could be done in collaboration, this might be the time to reach out


Francesca Caramelle, Trade & Investment Coordinator

Enterprise M3 LEP is a business led partnership, bringing together private, public and not-for-profit sector organisations to determine local economic priorities and undertake activities which drive economic growth and productivity through innovation, job creation, improved infrastructure and increased workforce skills within our area. Its priority sector are various and range from digital & gaming, to space & satellite, 5G and telecommunications, animal health, and clean growth. 

Enterprise M3’s space, aerospace and satellite clusters, with centres in Basingstoke, Guildford, Farnborough and Bordon are among the high tech industries attracted to our area, confirming its reputation for a strong knowledge-based economy, conducive to business-led innovation. The EM3 network of space and satellite businesses is currently valued at £9bn and has over 185 companies engaged in high-tech innovative work, employing more than 3000 local people. Our expanding space and satellite cluster enjoys high potential for growth, putting it among the LEP’s priority sectors which will help lead the area to economic recovery and renewal in a post-Covid19 world.

On this note, the LEP has recently been awarded £70k from UK Space Agency as part of its Local Space Cluster Development Project, and UK Government’s ambition to secure 10% of the global space market by 2030. Over the next six months the LEP, local government, industry experts and business leaders will come together to look at how the area can take advantage of the opportunities of the commercial space age, identify current strengths and set a strategy for growing the region’s sector further. This will help us affirm and formalise our cluster, generating more opportunities for the local and national space community, as well as attracting national and foreign interest.

Over the event, we aim to provide a quick overview of our space capabilities, and present the cluster activities we are intending to delivering as part of UKSA Project.


Abi Richings, Events and Sponsorship Manager

We are excited to invite you to our very first Connect Harwell: Virtual Marketplace event on Wednesday 9 December from 10:00 – 15:30, following the great success of our in-person event in January 2020.

Drop-in to this lively Marketplace which will provide Harwell Campus residents, and beyond, with opportunities to connect and network with a variety of value-added service providers across the range of disciplines from the science and technology sectors, plus professional and membership bodies, technical services and industry experts.

This online event will be delivered through a new, dynamic virtual platform, presenting a much broader opportunity for you to connect with organisations and people on campus and beyond. The new format Marketplace will have Exhibitor Stands, opportunities to attend Interactive Workshops as well as Informal Networking Tables available throughout the day.

Marketplace Webpage: Check here for the latest Exhibitor Listing and Workshop Schedule here:

Register Here to attend the Marketplace on Wed 9 Dec. (Please let us know when you register to attend the event, if you would like to attend any of the workshop sessions) here:


Johnathan Williams, CEO

MSE is seeking SMEs who are interested to find new business in satellite or drone applications in the maritime market. We have two ongoing projects that can support eligible firms either with funding to demonstrate a capability/product or with overseas market introductions. Further details will be presented in the pitch.


Ian Downey, Business Applications – UK Ambassador Platform

ESA Business Applications UK Ambassadors – Events.

Up and coming events

Opportunities and funding at ESA


Nick Trigg, Senior Innovation Manager

The Astropreneurs programme will hold a Matchathon on 15th December 2020. We will be introducing space related SMEs to large companies from a variety of sectors to encourage transfer of technologies and to build contacts and relationships. There will be an opportunity to meet some of the larger companies to explain your technologies to them.
Astropreneurs is a H2020 programme to support early stage space related companies in training and mentoring.


Andreas Zachariah, CEO

Who we are: TravelAi is an ESA BIC incubated UK startup, generating proprietary data, in-house IP stack, Transport-specific AI, and with a UK-Finland-Portugal based team delivering over €3.5m in projects since 2016. With 34 patent citations including from Microsoft, BMW and Google.
What we do: Offer B2B SaaS solution to capture citizen/passenger private and public transit habits, aka Digital Automatic Travel Demand Survey. Clients include: train and bus operators, automotive Tier1 suppliers to public transit authority and municipalities. Use cases: movement trajectories, automatic travel demand surveys, active travel campaigns, citizen-input on traffic regulation orders, carbon foot-printing and pathogen spread tracing.

What we have to offer/USP: The TravelAi SDK can be embedded into native Android and iOS apps to automate identifying citizens movement trajectories. Including routes and travel by train, metro, tram, bus, car, bike, plane and foot across EU28, N.America and Australasia. We even have our own ready-to-go MyWays app.
In 2017 the Connected-Places-Catapult estimated by 2025 the global Total-Addressable-Market (TAM) for mobility customer data at ~£32bn. They also identified the Serviceable-Obtainable-Market (SOM) for TravelAi at £6bn. TravelAi is 1 of just 5 companies offering highly scalable multi-modal and multi-continent customer mobility data capture solutions using smartphones.


Maria Kalama, Business Development Manager

Lacuna Space provides low-cost and reliable global connections to sensors and mobile devices, also known as the Internet of Things. The service uses the open source LoRaWAN protocol, specifically designed for mass market, small, battery powered devices. Based in Harwell and the Netherlands, we’re always keen to take part in new projects and find out even more use cases for our service.


Lara Zanoni, Marketing Executive

AstroAgency provide specialised and strategic marketing support exclusively to organisations operating within the space sector. Established by industry experts, the space marketing firm has grown to 12 staff in its first year, securing 15 international space clients and new entrants looking to transition into the sector. Our international team has extensive practical experience of working within the commercial space sector and brings together technical knowledge and experience with our space marketing specialists.
AstroAgency provide the space sector supply chain and new entrants to the industry with strategic marketing support: a unique combination of brand building techniques, space media coverage, technical guidance and market intelligence for identifying new revenue streams.
On top of supporting clients across the globe, AstroAgency have recently been awarded a development grant from the UK Space Agency to establish a space cluster for Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Space Leadership Council (SSLC).

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