February Satuccino

3rd February - 2:30PM - 3:30PM
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February Satuccino webinar Pitches updates

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Portia Bircher

Local Growth manager – Business Incubation and Support

UK Space Agency 


After much review and consultation, the UK Space Agency published a request for proposals for a Business Support delivery partner in September 2020. Our objective is to develop a world-class programme of business support focused on giving space companies and entrepreneurs the help they need to build resilience and grow their businesses. Portia will be introducing the winner of the competitive tender, a partnership between Entrepreneurial Spark and the University of Strathclyde, who will deliver the programme this year.

Gail Eastaugh

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Cornwall Space


Did you know that Cornwall is leading some of the biggest space innovations currently taking place in the UK? With a dedicated horizontal launch site, one of the world’s most capable satellite ground stations managing deep space communications, earth observation, flight testing and satellite launches, Cornwall is rapidly becoming a world-leading technology destination for businesses. The Cornwall Space Cluster also has access to dedicated R&D funding. We’re looking for collaborators, large or small to join us to see how we can accelerate development in the space sector as we gear up for satellite launch in 2022. If you’re looking to collaborate with satellite launch operators such as Virgin Orbit, space technology developers or satellite applications businesses we’d love to hear from you.

Andy Bennett

Knowledge Transfer Manager – Space



UK Space Sector Landscape Map – Connecting the UK’s growing Space community with industrial collaborators, research-based expertise, investment opportunities and funders. Developed in collaboration with the UK Space Agency and support from key stakeholders, KTN has comprehensively mapped the companies, universities, funding bodies and networks that form the UK Space sector. The new interactive tool is set to become the main point of reference for the UK Space Sector, mapping the capabilities of over 900 organisations in the industry. We believe this tool is the most complete view of the UK space sector compiled to date, delivering high-quality insights and showcasing our excellent space sector across the world. The map includes Over 340 space manufacturing businesses, from launch vehicle providers and satellite manufactures to component and materials suppliers Over 300 satellite applications companies who deliver satellite communications services, process satellite data or develop applications dependent on GNSS or Earth observation data 44 space operation companies including launch services, launch brokerage services, proprietary satellite operation and ground segment operators 170 organisations offering ancillary services including consultants, IT and software services providers, insurers and legal services 67 research groups and universities across the UK with their research interests Incubation centres, networks, funding opportunities, key sector organisations and developing spaceports.

Reece Bayliss

Sales Engineer / Business Development

Printech Circuit Laboratories


For over 40 years Printech Circuit Laboratories (PCL) has been manufacturing specialist circuitry and associated products for a large number and variety of customers. The in-depth knowledge and experience of how to manufacture using a wide variety and, where necessary, a combination of materials has developed into a business that can provide answers to many difficult questions. Our business currently supports and serves several market sectors including but not restricted to Aerospace, Defence, Medical, Motorsport, RF and Microwave communication.

Matthias Kauer

Managing Director

Lightricity Ltd


Lightricity offers a range of ultra-high performance solar cell and module options, designed for cubesats and also ideal for UAV applications, with fast turnaround and no MOQ. We are based in Oxford and can offer custom designs and sizes, too.

Richard Sharp




Some of you may know the former Cobham RAD Europe Ltd, which traded at Harwell from 2013, offering radiation testing services. In October 2020, an MBO created Radtest Ltd, now an independent SME. Radtest provides contract radiation testing services for space, nuclear, high-energy physics and broader industrial fields. To illustrate our customer base, we recently won a five-year frame contract from CERN and have an existing frame contract with ESA for radiation testing. Our location at Harwell illustrates how important space is to our business and we are proud to be the only test house outside the USA with full DLA laboratory suitability for total dose testing under MIL-STDs. We are happy to help with all kinds of requirement, from advice on an individual component for a specific application up to full-scale testing campaigns. Do come and talk to us.

Ken Gordon

Business Ambassador Scotland and Northern Ireland

ESA Business Applications


An update on the current (and forthcoming) ESA funding support for UK organisations.

Kay Pearson

Employability & Professional Skills Advisor



Based at the Uni of Surrey, I represent SEPnet (South East Physics Network), a consortium of 9 university physics departments. We organise over 80 summer placements a year for physics and maths undergraduate and PhD students. We are looking for 8-week plus projects in industry or research in areas such as data analysis, mathematical modelling, product design and testing or science communication. The scheme is aimed at any organisation that can offer valuable business experience, including large companies, SMEs, start-ups, research institutions, charities and NGOs. The work doesn’t necessarily need to be physics or maths specific. The benefits to employers include: early access to bright, numerate students with excellent problem-solving and IT skills; the opportunity to carry out projects you wouldn’t normally have time for and a fresh perspective on your business challenges. Advertising, admin and placement support is handled by SEPnet and there is some funding for SMEs. For more information, email: veronica.benson@sepnet.ac.uk or visit http://www.sepnet.ac.uk/students-employers/information-for-employers/, where you can register a placement project, ideally by 12th February. Early projects will be prioritised.

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