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Space Commercialisation Engine

Fast-tracking of UK satellite technology ideas towards commercialisation

space commercialisation engine


The Space Commercialisation Engine is a collaborative venture developed by the government-backed Satellite Applications Catapult and experts at the University of Leicester to accelerate the development of your new products and services.

Based at Space Park Leicester, the Engine delivers agile and cost-effective prototype and proof of concept for entrepreneurs and organisations to quickly test the commercial viability of their satellite technology ideas.

Applicants to the programme can be from any sector (including non-space) interested in introducing innovative Earth Observation data-based services to their current customer base.

A unique business service offering to assist in the fast-tracking of UK ideas in satellite technology towards commercialisation.
With access to a dedicated team in EO technology, academia and business, the service will take your bespoke concept through a robust product development programme to accelerate its progress towards commercialisation.

Academics will the work with you to address your research and development innovation challenges and bring expert skills and knowledge to enhance the technologies, ideas and concepts being developed.

The first of its kind, this national programme of support that accesses the considerable expertise within the Satellite Applications Catapult and its academic partners at the University of Leicester and covers business strategy, design and technology development, and commercialisation plans. The Engine’s aims to increase UK business opportunities, by providing services that test the commercial validity of EO concepts submitted by entrepreneurs and SME’s, all the way through to large corporates.

Application forms can be found at:

The Satellite Applications Catapult is one of nine Catapults established in 2013 to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in specific areas to help drive future economic growth. For more information about the Space Commercialisation Engine, email: