North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence2018-08-13T15:55:39+00:00

North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence

Our parent organisation Business Durham leads a North East consortium which runs the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence.  The centre is funded by the Satellite Applications Catapult and the UK Space Agency and we work closely with the European Space Agency. We’re based at the North East Technology Park (NETPark) in Sedgefield, County Durham, home to some of the world’s fastest-growing companies.

The Centre helps organisations to solve problems and open up opportunities using satellite data and technology, e.g., better management of assets, earlier warnings of floods, more accurate information on condition monitoring, all leading to the more efficient use of resources, more market opportunities and a better quality of life.

The Centre helps businesses to exploit the use of satellite data, technology and applications to gain a competitive advantage in a global market.

Since opening in 2015 we have helped many businesses take advantage of the £20 billion 2020 space race and you can read some of the success stories at the right of the page.

Get in touch

We are interested in hearing from organisations already in the space sector but also from those which have the potential to work in the space and satellite sector but have not yet investigated what market opportunities this might mean.

Visit the website: www.sacatapultcoe.org or follow us on Twitter @satelliteapps

Consortium Members

  • The five North East universities

  • Concision

  • Harlands

  • BonAccord

  • E2e Services

  • NELEP

  • Durham County Council

Elaine Scott
Elaine ScottInnovation Development Manager
Direct Dial: 03000 265505
Mobile: 07786 026916

Success Stories

Graham Turnock, CEO of the UK Space Agency speaks at the Annual Satellite Application Conference
NETPark-based aXenic who produce ultra, high-speed optical modulators used in photonic applications in the space sector for inter-satellite and ground-satellite links.

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The North East Technology Park provides a dynamic and supportive environment to accelerate the growth of ambitious, innovative, high tech companies into global markets. NETPark encourages collaborative multidisciplinary links, driving innovation, enterprise and economic prosperity.
We provide companies with access to a focused and international community where talent flourishes, ideas are generated and businesses have the support and resources to compete with the best in the world.

NETPark North East Technology Park

NETPark, North East Technology Park,
Sedgefield, County Durham TS21 3FD

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The quality of the facilities at NETPark and the attitude of staff is first class. It has a really dynamic, innovative atmosphere.

Dr Neil Loxley, - Chief executive, IBEX

The proximity to the universities and the infrastructure are very important factors. Ultimately having a presence in Europe is very valuable to us and we intend to stay at NETPark for many years to come.

Dr Arnab Basu, - CEO, Kromek

When looking for premises which would support our growth, whilst we’d looked at other locations nothing came close to NETPark. The office is modern and well serviced and reflects the type of company we are.

Paul Ashley , - Co-Founder, PNTS

We’re delighted to have opened our new site at NETPark.  This will make it easier for us to attract the best engineering talent to the Tharsus team so that we can continue to deliver game-changing robotic systems for our customers.

Brian Palmer , - CEO, Tharsus

We initially came because of the printable electronics centre but access to a highly skilled semi conductor workforce in the North East has been a key factor in us staying and growing here, as well as the value for money office space and the access to funding.

Ken Williamson, - COO, PragmatIC Printing

CPI has developed a specialist offering to support SMEs looking to develop their printable electronics applications and our partnership with Business Durham has been instrumental in attracting several SMEs to locate here in the region.

Dr Jon Helliwell, - Director of Printable Electronics, CPI

It fits perfectly for us that we’re surrounded by like-minded companies at NETPark. There are a number of highly skilled people in the area who can help us grow our business. The facilities and services offered by NETPark are first class, they make office life simple and engaging.

Stuart Wilson, - CEO, Ascarii

Access to quality facilities was one of the main drivers for deciding to locate the business at the NETPark. We have been able to use this as a launch pad to link into support from CPI and world-class expertise from Durham University.

Steve Clements, - Managing Director, aXenic