SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology)

provides support to SMEs, helping them to compete and grow using space technologies and applications.

How you can 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.

SPRINT Innovation Advisers will be at these events to help you access the benefits of the SPRINT Programme

1 May 2019 - May Satuccino, HarwellSatuccino is a monthly networking event for individuals or organisations who use satellite technology or data. Expert Clinics On the day of Satuccino you can benefit from a one-to-one informal discussion with one of the experts in our community. The expert clinics run from 12.30 to 2.30pm (maximum 30 minutes). Experts this month include: Dr Ross Burgon, Head of the SPRINT Programme, University of Leicester https://sa.catapult.org.uk/events/may-satuccino-4/
14 May 2019 - SME Forum event: Working together to grow the UK space marketUKspace, Teledyne e2v, Innovate UK and Sprint are jointly hosting this SME Forum event focused on how industry can work collaboratively to help grow the UK space market. https://www.ukspace.org/event/working-together-to-grow-uk-space-market/
OtherFollow the link to find out about all upcoming events: https://sprintnetwork.space/2018/11/24/calendar-of-events/

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Eligible projects can include:

Materials and equipment for any aspect of the sector supply chain

Satellite sensor systems

Innovative processing and visualisation of satellite-derived data

Application of satellite-derived data in any industry or sector

Proof of concept studies

Exploring entry to the space sector

How intellectual property from UK Universities has benefited the space industry:

Growing plants in a spacecraft led to devices that eliminate bacteria, viruses and moulds from air, surfaces and even laundry

Satellites help pinpoint the optimum sites for hydro-electric turbines

Space technology is used in hi-tech medical diagnostic equipment

NASA helped a company develop a kiln to turn waste plastic into petroleum products

GPS is crucial to the development of autonomous vehicles

Technology from astronaut suits has helped women suffering from postpartum haemorrhage

Academic Partners

The SPRINT programme has 5 core academic partners, University of Edinburgh, University of Leicester, University of Southampton, University of Surrey and the Open University.

The University of Leicester has a long and distinguished record of discovery in space science.

University of Leicester

The Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey is a world leading centre of excellence in space engineering.

University of Surrey

For over 30 years the Open University has been at the forefront of cutting edge space science and space instrument development.

The Open University

The School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh aims to be an international research leader in geo data science.

The University of Edinburgh

The Space Environment Physics Group at the University of Southampton has expertise in a wide range of space-based and ground-based observations.

University of Southampton

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