Westcott Business Incubation Centre

The Westcott Business Incubation Centre is currently home to nine early-stage businesses working across propulsion, 5G, and UAV technologies.  Find out more about how you can join them – apply here.


Protolaunch are a propulsion company focused on providing low-cost access to space for small payloads. Their rocket engine technology makes smaller launch vehicles possible and is primed to radically transform the historical industry reliance on current rideshare options. See www.protolaunch.co.uk.

Puffin Systems

Puffin Systems provide the permanent and mobile infrastructure necessary to accelerate the adoption of drones and their applications in order to fully exploit the benefits they can offer society.

SteamJet Space Systems

SteamJet Space Systems is developing an extremely safe and compact water-based propulsion system for CubeSats and Small Satellites. Their propulsion unit allows satellites to stay longer in space, operate in constellations, perform orbital manoeuvres and de-orbit at the end of their mission. See steamjet.space.


Valerann is a UK start-up creating next-generation traffic management systems for highways. Their wireless, multi-sensory technology replaces cat’s eyes with IoT devices, which wireless communicate with their cloud control centre, turning roads into data generating infrastructure. Valerann roads provide tools to reduce congestion, improve safety, and support autonomous vehicles. See www.valerann.com.

Extend Robotics

Extend Robotics is developing a non-conventional drone platform. It flies and perches with two robotic arms, which is guided by virtual reality technology over 5G internet. It works as a physical avatar of the user, to perform manipulation tasks remotely. By offering human-level dexterity at zero risk, it is a perfect tool to help industrial operators to perform installation and maintenance tasks in hard to reach confined high spaces. So that they can get the work done safer, faster and cheaper.

The core of the Extend Robotics is to digitise the physical work to create scalable AI in robotic, while insuring rapid and smooth early adoption.

For more information about Extend Robotics, check our their website: https://www.extendrobotics.com/

Space Forms

Space Forms aims to build space drones for autonomous inspection and maintenance of satellites and space structures. Our long term vision is to advance key technologies to make autonomous construction and assembly in space a reality.

For more information about Space Forms, check our their website: https://www.space-forms.com/


Magdrive is developing the next generation of spacecraft propulsion systems to revolutionize space travel. Their entirely electric system replaces inefficient and hazardous chemical propulsion systems, allowing customers to save significantly on launch costs while increasing spacecraft capabilities. Magdrive is initially targeting the rapidly growing low Earth orbit, small satellite market. To validate the Magdrive concept, a proprietary suite of 3D plasma simulation tools have been developed. These demonstrate that the Magdrive thruster provides an extremely attractive specification for satellites operating in low earth orbit, geostationary orbit and for deep space travel. Magdrive is now looking to develop a lab based prototype of the thruster in 2020. ​


DON (Drone off Network) is Altar’s solution to give coffee growers in small- and medium-sized farms immediate information about their crops and land at low cost.

Omega Crop (formally Dark Horse Technologies)

Omega Crop is the future of precision crop intelligence. They employ satellites and drones in agriculture to more accurately predict yield, remotely diagnose crop loss events, and monitor the effectiveness in interventions.

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Smallspark Space Systems

Smallspark Space Systems is a South Wales based Aerospace and Artificial Intelligence research venture focused on developing low cost propulsion systems and developing AI focused technologies to improve the performance of aerospace systems.


Divine Space Tech Ltd.

The Research Lab Divine Space Tech Ltd has been in the quest of developing low cost ‘Space’ related products, mainly in the field of Communications, Earth Observation and Monitoring, Advanced Imaging etc.



Stratian is on a mission to help UK businesses increase productivity by combining drone and satellite technology. They provide a range of drone surveying and inspection services to customers in the built environment sector and are also working on a software product of their own using both drone and satellite data. See www.stratian.co.uk.​


In a world that relies more and more on satellites for connectivity and earth observation, being able to service these networks is going to be critical to sustain and grow the industry. LIFT ME OFF provides an innovative solution with precise and autonomous detection & positioning technologies which enable satellites to assemble, repair and repurpose other satellites in space. See www.liftmeoff.com.

Apian (formally MeDEUS)

Apian is a healthcare drone startup, founded by NHS doctors in training. Their mission is to support fellow doctors, nurses and other care workers by transforming the way the logistics they depend on are delivered.

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Nickless Technologies

Nickless Technologies are focusing on making the unmanned autonomous vehicle market more accessible to businesses with the development of a drone platform with advanced sense-and-avoid capabilities.​