In addition to the Satellite Applications Catapult, which manages the UK leg of the ESNC, the following organisations are sponsors:
The UK Space Agency is at the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space. It is responsible for ensuring that the UK retains and grows a strategic capability in space-based systems, technologies, science and applications. The Agency leads the UK’s civil space programme in order to win sustainable economic growth, secure new scientific knowledge and provide benefit to all citizens.
Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. It works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.
With a strong business focus, it drives growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation. To do this, it works to:
Number 1 in Europe and no. 3 worldwide, Airbus employs 15,000 men and women in five countries: France, Germany, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands. 15,000 professionals chosen from among the very best, all passionate about space and driven by the great adventure of our time – bringing the infinite potential of space down to Earth for the benefit of mankind. Guaranteeing Europe’s access to space as the established leader in space transportation, satellite systems and services, Airbus has for over 40 years been dedicated to bring you all the space you need – now and in the future. It is a mission which resonates with many of the most prestigious names in space – Ariane, the International Space Station, Envisat, Mars Express, Skynet 5. It is a mission with a consistent commitment, to offer customers the best possible solutions in the market, with unbeatable levels of, quality, cost-efficiency and schedule adherence.
Marks & Clerk LLP is a well-established intellectual property firm with over 125 years’ experience, advising clients in protecting patents, trademarks, designs and copyright. Their unique group also includes Marks & Clerk Solicitors LLP, who are one of the leading intellectual property firms in the UK, and Marks & Clerk Consulting LLP. The group’s strong international presence is represented by offices in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Their patent attorneys and solicitors have strong scientific and technical backgrounds complementing their legal position, and are able to advise clients across the full spectrum of technologies including electronics, mechanical engineering, biotechnology and cleantech. Their international network of trade mark attorneys provides advice to organisations across a wide range of sectors including academic and research institutions, science parks, electronics and gaming, food and beverage, fashion, sports, media and FMCG. Since 2010 their national and international attorney practice has been awarded the ISO 9001 certification for quality management systems, demonstrating their commitment to providing a consistently high level of service.
The ESA Business Incubation Centre in Harwell supports entrepreneurs and high-tech start-up companies to transfer space technologies, applications and services into viable non-space businesses. It provides access to business support and facilities that enable high-tech SMEs and entrepreneurs to develop space technologies into successful non-space businesses. It is one of seven such partnerships ESA has in place across Europe.
The Royal Institute of Navigation is a learned society with charitable status. Formed in 1947 and granted Royal recognition in 1972, and incorporated by Royal Charter in 2006 our charitable aims have always been: to unite in one body those interested in navigation; to advance the art, science and practice of navigation; and to promote knowledge in navigation and its associated sciences, including positioning, timing, tracking and conduct of a journey, whether on, in, over or under land, sea, air or space.
Ashby House is a management consultancy providing business growth advice. Its two key sectors are, in the case of businesses with a turnover greater than £5m pa, addressed directly or, for businesses smaller than that, via one of the public sector agencies.