The Satellite Applications Catapult is one of a nine-strong network of world-leading technology and innovation companies. We have been established by Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board) to support UK businesses in the development and commercial exploitation of world-class space and satellite-based products, services and applications.
The UK space sector is increasingly recognised for its significant contribution to the UK economy, based upon its commitment to excellence and innovation. It already commands a 7% share of the global space market and, supported by the UK government, has ambitions to grow significantly to secure an even greater 10% stake as the market increases to a predicted value of £400 billion by 2030.
Our remit is to support the growth of the space sector, working with industry, academia and government organisations, providing facilities, expertise and resources to develop new products, services and applications. We also provide business innovation support to companies of all sizes, along with innovators and entrepreneurs, helping in areas such as developing business ideas, identifying channels to market, and sourcing finance and legal advice.
Chair: Tim Sherwood
Chief Executive Officer: Stuart Martin
Chief Financial Officer: Richard Tuffill
Operations Officer: Lucy Edge
Number of staff: 160