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Incubator companies with SoXSA at the UK Space Conference 2019

Sarah Burns General News

SoXSA recently attended the UK Space Conference 2019 along with companies currently going through the incubator programme.  Some of the incubator alumni were at the conference as well with their own exhibition stands and presenting in sessions.

SoXSA was involved in organising the Space 101 sessions at the conference and was able to invite along companies in the incubuator programme to speak at the conference.

Current incubatee Darren Nicol, Founder of Nudge Exchange, presented in the ‘Breaking in to Space’ session on Wednesday morning, alongside Robin Sampson, CEO of Trade in Space, who recently graduated from the incubator programme.  Both speakers gave a great overview of their companies and how they are using space technology in their business.  The session was chaired by Steve Owens, Co-founder of Huli, another current incubatee of the programme.  New incubatee, Braided Communications, were also in attendance at the conference.

SoXSA, along with Business Gateway, Glasgow City Council, Nudge Exchange, Trade in Space and Braided Communications were part of the Glasgow City Innovation District (GCID) exhibition stand.  GCID is a joint venture of Glasgow city council, the University of Strathclyde, Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurial Scotland and forms part of Glasgow’s economic strategy to create 50,000 new jobs and 1,000 businesses by 2023. SoXSA are based in the Technology & Innovation Centre and the incubator programme within Tontine, both are situated within this innovation district; another positive of the incubator programme.

Business Development Manager of SoXSA, Sue Kee, writes up her reflections on the 3 day conference.  Read more about it here…