Airbus Space Accelerator

The Airbus Space Accelerator is an exciting opportunity for startups, SMEs and academics to move their product closer towards minimum viable product (MVP) and directly benefit from the extensive space heritage and technical expertise at Airbus Defence and Space.

Part of the wider Community for Space Prosperity (CUSP) initiative to develop the UK’s space ecosystem, this 2024  programme will help startups, academics and non-traditional space businesses to advance their technical offering, understand the commercial space landscape and build connections within the wider space industry.

Participants will benefit from:

  • Expert mentorship
  • Tailored product development support
  • Access to Airbus Defence and Space’s engineering and business expertise
  • Operational scaling guidance
  • Founder peer support and resilience training
  • Access to a coworking space for the duration of the programme

We’re looking for companies and academics working on hardware and software technologies with potential applications in space. Technologies include in-orbit application, ground-based technologies, engineering tools or data analytics. We’re particularly interested to hear from companies and non-traditional organisations, such as academics, who have not worked in the space environment before as we aim to accelerate novel organisations in this sector.

The programme will take place over summer 2024 and will be delivered as a mix of in-person and virtual activity.

Participants will be based in a NATO member state, Australia or New Zealand. There is no cost, however participants will be expected to attend all sessions in order to complete the programme.

To be the first to receive full programme information as soon as it’s released as well details on how to apply, complete your details in the expression of interest form below.

Applications open

About Airbus

Airbus pioneers sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. The Defence and Space division employs over 3000 people in the UK across multiple sites and is at the heart of the UK’s space ecosystem.  Working with a broad UK supply chain, Airbus Defence and Space is committed to growing the sovereign space industry needed for the future.