Nurturing Scotland’s Space Tech Startups

Steven Blood General News

The Scottish Space Incubator has launched its application process for space tech startups and high growth businesses.


Glasgow City Centre

Glasgow City Centre is home to the Scottish Space Incubator.

The space technology sector in Scotland is quietly growing, and it has been given a boost by the Scottish Space Incubator programme based in Glasgow. Currently in its third year, the Incubator has already helped many space-tech startups realise their potential.

At its heart is innovation – so if you have a great idea that uses space technology, the Scottish Space Incubator wants to hear from you!


Starting a business can be scary, stepping into the unknown. But you don’t have to do it alone. Through the Incubator programme you have access to advice and guidance for a whole year, based in office space with other entrepreneurs going through the same process as you.

At Tontine, Glasgow’s tech incubator, you will have a gateway to external agencies for advice on funding, marketing, recruitment and business growth.

You’ll be guided by SoXSA (The Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications). SoXSA has an unparalleled network within the space sector, together with their association with the University of Strathclyde, which has one of the largest space research groups in Europe. Their network and expertise will help you strengthen your business proposition.

Space Expertise

The Incubator has opened its doors to businesses that, perhaps, you wouldn’t immediately associate with the space sector; agriculture, aquaculture, maritime and fintech companies are some of those that harness space technology and have been able to apply.


Based in the heart of Glasgow, you will have meeting and office space in the busy city centre. Glasgow is the European capital for Cubesats and makes more satellites than anywhere else in Europe, so you can be assured that there is already unrivalled space/satellite technology expertise in the area.

Fully Funded

Thanks to The UK Space Agency and Scottish Enterprise, this year-long programme is fully funded. You can take full advantage of having no office overheads, freeing up more cash and resources for your business idea instead.

Apply now

Spaces are limited, so if you’re ready to grow and scale, act quickly and apply now. Applications opened in December 2019 and will close on 28th February 2020.

Find out more about the programme, and the package worth £15,000.