Do you have a business idea that you want to develop with the help of experts in order to try and access additional external funding? Does this business idea involve the use of satellite data or satellite-enabled services?
The South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications SME Innovation Initiative is a funding scheme designed to support businesses in the region who are working with satellite data to develop a new product or service. Through the initiative, you can claim up to £5,000 of advice and expertise to develop this idea and produce a written funding proposal for a UK or EU funding call. The funding can be used to develop Industrial Research, a Technical Feasibility Study or Experimental Development.
As industrial partner, you must be willing to make a cash or in-kind contribution to the academic partner which at least matches the value of the funding allocated work but by working with one of our experts on your novel idea, your project idea will be identified and then progressed into a formal application for external funding in the hope of generating further funding to support your innovation or research activity and support the growth of your business.
To qualify for the South Coast CoE SME Initiative you must:
Please note that funding will be granted to the expert who works with you on your idea, and funding will only be allocated on submission of a written funding proposal for a UK or EU funding call.
Funding Calls will open on the following dates:
November 1st 2017
January 1st 2018
Closing dates for applications are the last day of the same month.
Application and other useful information:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Does your start-up idea or business use downstream space-based technologies such as position, navigation, timing, imaging or sensing?
Would you like access to discounted office space and free business training, coaching, advice and guidance on developing your product or service and getting it to market?
In collaboration with the UK Space Agency, we’re offering 6 downstream space businesses all this and more on the Space 2 Accelerate incubation programme.
If your application is successful, you’ll get:
To apply, your idea or business needs to be in the downstream space sector in an area such as navigation, timing, imaging or sensing. For information on other areas visit https://www.port.ac.uk/business/space-2-accelerate
Apply now by emailing email@example.com. We’ll then send you a link to an online tool to assess your suitability for the programme.
The deadline for applications is 31 October 2018.
If you are successful, you will need to take up your discounted full desk membership at the University’s Innovation Centre when you start the programme.
Space technology and data has huge potential for commercial use. How can your business exploit these opportunities for growth?
SPRINT (Space Research and Innovation Network for Technology) is a space sector high-growth programme for SMEs to:
How can you benefit?
Sprint gives funded access to the expertise and equipment of leading UK universities to support your new product and market programmes. It will support 150 projects over three years starting in April 2018. It will be delivered by five universities: Leicester; Open University, Southampton, Surrey and Edinburgh and can support businesses across the UK.
Projects can include:
Did you Know?
SPRINT programme general enquiries:
t: 0116 223 1376