The UK Space Agency Regional Sprint Programme


The UK Space Agency has sponsored a regional sprint programme that allows the Satellite Applications Catapult to support high-growth potential companies working on satellite-based applications that are based in the regions.

The Catapult has provided each company selected a support service worth £5,000 covering the delivery of a business and design sprint. This entails identifying the most pressing challenges and opportunities that the company is facing during an initial meeting or call and then inviting the company for a full day sprint session.

The business and design sprint is a support service uniquely designed and developed at Catapult to deliver value to companies at any stage of development, from concept stage to large and well-established firms, focused on commercialising innovative satellite-based solutions.

The Satellite Application Catapult uses the concept of sprints to give start-ups and established businesses a focused approach to the development of new services and products in the space and satellite applications sector.

The support is centered on the sprint day, a high-energy, high-intensity session, during which the company and relevant Catapult’s experts go through the agreed topics using human-centered design inspired canvases to quickly explore them and find practical solutions. We guide the companies supported through the process in a streamlined, effective way that gets results – fast.

The output can vary according to the needs of the company, but it is usually a slide-deck outlining the key insights and recommendations from the sprint session.

As part of the UK Space Agency regional sprint programme, we have collected case studies outlining the work done with the companies supported and the impact we have had on their growth.

Case Studies

Read about some of our previous sprints below:

ArchAngel Imaging



Global Geo-Intelligence Solutions



Lena Space


Omanos Analytics

Open Cosmos

Sent Into Space

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