The Satellite Applications Catapult, an independent technology and innovation company, is offering flexible, shared workspace in its Harwell Oxford headquarters for companies that want to engage with the Catapult and other organisations in the Space sector. Ranging from hot desks bookable on a day-to-day basis to pre-assigned desks for unlimited use, Co-Space users will benefit from informal access to Catapult staff as well as other organisations working in the Space sector – and there is a trial free until 2015.
The Catapult’s Co-Space facility provides workspace in a vibrant, entrepreneurial environment that can be used by anyone from start-ups and small- to medium-sized enterprises to large organisations, as well as end-users and academic researchers. Co-Space clients can use the facility to work together to develop new satellite-based services, technologies and applications, and also get access to valuable networking and business growth events. Where required, technical and business experts from the Catapult can offer mentoring support.
All Co-Space users can attend networking events when using the resource. These include the Catapult’s Christmas events on Wednesday lunchtimes, starting on 26 November, which will include presentations by Catapult experts on areas including Big Data, Design and Business Modelling, and Emerging CubeSat Technology.
Stuart Martin, CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult, said: “Harwell is the ideal place for companies in the Space sector to work. Now, our new Co-Space facility makes it possible for small businesses and start-ups, as well as larger organisations, to work here, either temporarily or for longer periods.” Stuart added: “We know how valuable face-to-face interaction can be, and Co-Space offers unique opportunities for both planned and casual co-working and collaboration, as well as easy access to the Catapult’s broad range of experts. By offering it free until the end of the year, we hope that a broad variety of users will get the chance to find out just how valuable this way of working can be.”