The biggest growth area for the space sector over the coming years is set to be in downstream technologies eg taking information and imagery available from satellites, combining it with terrestrial based intelligence and then doing something with it.
This morning I heard from the Innovation Centre that the University of Exeter has been shortlisted for the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship. This is a great achievement for all areas of the university that have worked tirelessly to improve the support of students with business and product ideas. It is also a special moment for the Innovation Centre which has been one of the key partners in the this development of entrepreneurial provision at the university.
I have seen a lot of business plans and investor pitches and, almost universally, the one constant amongst tech entrepreneurs is their unwavering belief that the market desperately wants what they are pitching.