Space Enterprise Lab opens in Portsmouth

Thursday October 7th, 2021

Space Enterprise Lab opens in Portsmouth


The first 6 of the Satellite Applications Catapult’s network of Space Enterprise Labs (SEL) are now open at locations across the UK, providing users with access to the latest collaborative technology, resources and expertise.


The South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications at the University of Portsmouth has announced they are one of the first of 6 sites across the UK to open a Space Enterprise Lab (SEL).

In response to the changing needs of organisations to engage and collaborate virtually with organisations beyond their locality, the roll out of the Space Enterprise Labs is a new evolution in response to the way in which we now all work, democratising access to the space sector regardless of your location. The Space Enterprise Labs work in collaboration with existing space organisations and academic institutions across the country.

Located at Technopole in Portsmouth, start-ups who want to get involved in the space sector, will have access to the latest collaborative technology, resources and expertise. Innovative and inclusive services will enable the virtual delivery of meetings, business sprints, user engagement spark sessions and other services such as virtual whiteboards and built-in video conferencing, for everyone within the UK space sector to utilise.

Lucy Edge, Chief Operations Officer at the Satellite Applications Catapult commented:  “We are delighted to be launching the Space Enterprise Labs as we continue to support the growth of the space sector across the UK. These unique facilities embrace the new hybrid way in which we all now engage, while also offering a safe and secure environment to foster UK-wide space innovation and discussion. Businesses across the UK will now be able to collaborate across a range of high-tech, high-innovation subjects, to bring ideas and customers together more effectively.”

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