The OI Space Incubator programme is supported by key organisations that support research, innovation development, business start-up, funding, local economy, new talent, and prototype test facilities.

These partners are kindly offering a variety of free support and resources to all OI Space Incubator applicants and especially those winning a place in the incubator.

Our Featured Partners

Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency for Great Britain

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency for Great Britain, and a world-leading geospatial data and technology organisation. As a reliable partner to government, business and citizens across Britain and the world, OS helps its customers in virtually all sectors improve quality of life.

We also maintain the National GPS Network, known as OS Net, the infrastructure that supports our national coordinate systems in Great Britain and enables positioning to cm levels of accuracy. This is the starting point for our challenge topic.

We are committed to open innovation. Through our Geovation initiatives, we identify and invest in start-ups. By encouraging small business growth, we’re supporting Britain as a world-leader in innovation, and expanding the use of geospatial data and technologies.

We’re passionate about the power of location data and believe that by collaborating with new ideas and entrepreneurial energy we create space for fresh thinking.

University of Southampton
The University of Southampton is a research-intensive university and founding member of the prestigious Russell Group

University of Southampton – Excel Programme

The University of Southampton is a research-intensive university and founding member of the prestigious Russell Group. Our successes are acknowledged in international and UK league table rankings and with prestigious awards. We have courses from over 65 subject areas which are informed by the latest research and taught by world-renowned academics to provide world-leading education, research and enterprise.

Our students are equipped with fantastic academic credentials, a wide range of skills and experiences to prepare them for a successful start in the world of work. As expected of a top university we offer a range of services and activities to enable employers of all sizes to raise their profile, promote their recruitment opportunities and engage with our students and graduates. We work with an ever-increasing number of employers who wish to attract Southampton students into interns, volunteer roles, Year – long placements and graduate employment. These interactions allow us to play an active role within the region and local community, collaborating with businesses on joint projects and supplying motivated students and graduates who bring fresh thinking and innovation to the workforce. Collaborating with us brings tangible benefits not only for the organisations who tap into our students’ knowledge, expertise and creativity but also for the students who gain invaluable work experience to enhance their future employability.

The opportunity to partner with Oxford Innovation on this UK Space Agency sponsored incubator presents a fantastic opportunity for all parties involved. We are extremely excited to help place our students with the start-up organisations and cannot wait to see the outcomes of this incredible venture which will no doubt be a fantastic opportunity for both the students and the organisations.

How we can work with you

Whether you are a large graduate recruiter, small–medium enterprise (SME) or a charitable organisation there are many ways in which you can connect with us. We will work with you to raise your profile on campus and help you connect with specific cohorts of students. For many businesses, the benefits are multi-faceted: attracting talent, saving money and providing a pipeline to recruit graduates into their organisations.

Whatever your interest, the Employer Engagement Team is an award winning service that strives to deliver excellence, our students are talented and motivated and we would welcome the opportunity to partner with you. Please feel free to contact us at employ@soton.ac.uk and a member of the team will contact you or head to our website to see what we offer – https://www.southampton.ac.uk/careers/employers/index.page

All our Partners

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey
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the Challenge, plus… geospatial content/ test data, tools, with associated technical support and advice for pre-commercial development, drop in access to their Geovation Hub in London

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University of Southampton

University of Southampton
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Fully funded technology intern for 10 weeks for each winning project, test facilities, research knowhow. Fully funded business intern for one week.

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Airbus
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For selected projects that align with Airbus Intelligence strategy and capability we will endeavour to provide support in the following ways:

• Access to free or discounted Earth Observation data (where applicable and appropriate)
• Technical and research support
• Strategic guidance
• Coaching

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Solent University
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We are discussing plans to provide our highly successful UX Design consultation programme leveraging our eye tracking laboratory conducted by our Academic, PhD and student experts.

We hope to give the cohort a fresh perspective on their projects – by leveraging our innovative and creative students.

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eM3

EM3 LEP
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Specific funding, local introductions and advice, Innovate2Suceed workshop facilitation and coaching

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Solent LEP

Solent LEP
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Funding, local introductions and advice.

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Fresh Perspectiv
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We are looking forward to working with the Space Incubator winners to help you to better:
- define your product benefits and features
- develop or test hypotheses for market exploitation
- decide on which direction to go in for product development or market exploitation

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enterprise europe network

Enterprise Europe Network
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We are providing special workshops and one to one support. We will match you with similar companies in 58 countries. We will share your solution to thousands of companies internationally. We will assist you with funding options.

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Enterprise M3 Growth Hub
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The Enterprise M3 Growth Hub based at the Surrey Technology Centre in Guildford has been launched specifically to provide you with free business support and advice.

We will provide winners of this programme with 2 days of free coaching to develop your Growth Plan plus poignant introductions poignant to your project.

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Innovate2Succeed

Innovate2Succeed
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Free coaching and business support, access to funding. We will provide a variety of free workshops during the 6-month programme.

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Knowledge Transfer Network
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Access to the full range of KTN resources. We will be holding monthly drop in 'Meet the Expert' clinics based in both Bordon and Fareham. Our experts will be selected to best match the 10 winning projects.

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GrantTree Ltd
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GrantTree have a fantastic team of super knowledgeable and helpful innovation and grant funding consultants that are delighted to provide value to the OI Space Incubator programme as required.

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The FSE Group
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We will provide finance advice, debt finance and government funding support to OI Space Incubator candidates. We will conduct deep insight to finance workshops for the programme.

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ADV

ADV
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Investment advice and matchmaking.

CoE Southcoast

South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SCCoE)
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Space incubator network events and introduction, test facilities access

SEP Network

SEPnet
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Discussions in progress to partner. Intent to arrange Physics student projects with incubatees - involving Universities of Surrey, Portsmouth and Southampton, and UK wide

ESL

ESL Group
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We will provide winning projects free access to our Internet of Things test platform at Fareham Innovation Centre during the programme.

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in-space mission limited

In-Space
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We will be providing deep Space related mentoring and expertise. We are providing workshops on Upstream and Midstream Space landscape, commercial models, space data regulations, and collaboration techniques. We will make various impactful space related introductions.

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BeTomorrow
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We are experts in Autonomous drones, Enterprise software (mobile and cloud), VR and AR. We are offering the OI Space Incubator specialist advice, introductions and the use our Drone Testing Environment in our Lavant House office.

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Maucher Jenkins
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We will provide the cohort of winners and runners up a deep dive workshop and one-to-one advice clinics on legal protection for intellectual property, patents, trade marks, and designs.

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Roffe Swayne
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We will give a free 2 hour meeting worth £1,000 to each cohort winner and runner-up to discuss the financial aspirations of the business and to help consider important strategic and financial options that they may be available to them.

We will also facilitate a workshop on a topic that we believe all the cohort will find valuable based on our insight of each project.

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Lumico Digital
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We build great apps!
Lumico will provide a deep dive workshop to OI Space Incubator winners and runners-up on designing, building and supporting simple and very complex apps. They will also provide free design advice for winners during the programme.

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Venturefest

Venturefest South
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Launch of programme. Showcasing in March 2019 for businesses coming through the OI Space Incubator. Opportunity to pitch for investment at Summer Pitchfest 2018 on 31st August and again on March 2019.

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SetSquared Partnership
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We are delivering the two-day UK Space Agency 'Entrepreneurship Programme' for the OI Space Incubator. We will also assist with key introductions to ensure your project has the best opportunity to succeed.

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KOIOS Master Data
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We will conduct a masterclass workshop to winners and runners-up on mastering data and compliance to quality standards.

We will provide free access to the KOIOS Master Data for 12 months to create quality product specifications; plus share specification data with trusted members of the KOIOS community.

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EMS Business Solutions
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We will provide candidates with expert advise on connectivity and cloud solutions. Depending on the cohort needs we will deliver workshops on 3G/4G and future 5G capabilities and go-to-market strategies. We have made a particular 'use case' challenge "Capturing As Built Data for a new Fibre Network" see 'more' below for details

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Scirum Ltd
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We will provide half-day workshop on corporate control for your business. We will follow up with clinics to assist the cohort and runners up with governance and NED selection advice.

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Earth-i
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We will provide support via workshop or clinic to the cohort depending on their particular needs. We are also assisting with selection of the top 10 projects

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