The national SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology) programme has entered into a partnership with Seraphim Space Camp, (Seraphim Capital’s SpaceTech accelerator).
The partnership with SPRINT will enable Seraphim Space Camp companies to access university expertise, help to accelerate the growth of their products and services, and will also support long-term collaboration between SPRINT universities and high-growth space companies.
The £5 million SPRINT programme provides unprecedented access to university space expertise and facilities to help businesses develop new commercial products for space and other key sectors. It is being delivered by a consortium of five of the UK’s leading space universities, led by the University of Leicester and including the University of Edinburgh, Open University, University of Southampton and University of Surrey.
SPRINT joins other high-profile Seraphim Space Camp corporate partners including DSTL, Rolls Royce, Inmarsat, Airbus and the European Space Agency. The accelerator, now in its second year, provides inside access to the latest innovation within the SpaceTech sector and creates connections with leading global seed stage startups working in the sector.
Rob Desborough Investment Director Seraphim Capital & Head of Seraphim Space Camp said: “Seraphim Space Camp is all about creating a platform for the top SpaceTech start-ups to engage with the full space ecosystem to genuinely accelerate their business. The SPRINT partnership is incredibly complimentary and brings the all-important university engagement.”
Ross Burgon, Head of the national SPRINT programme added: “There are many synergies between the support that SPRINT and Seraphim Space Camp can provide to space sector businesses. This partnership will allow us to explore these synergies further and support even greater innovation in space technologies for UK SMEs and high growth businesses.”