Spaceport Cornwall - Young Space Entrepreneurs

Spaceport Cornwall

Available Between
14
Apr
2021
16
Apr
2021

NOTE: THIS OPPORTUNITY HAS A FOCUS TO ENGAGE CORNISH STUDENTS PRIMARILY. IF WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH CORNISH STUDENTS SIGN UP THEN PLACES WILL BE FILLED WITH STUDENTS FROM THE REST OF THE COUNTRY.

The local space sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is growing quickly. There are numerous opportunities within the area from both upstream (launch, rockets and space systems) and downstream (satellite applications, communications) innovations.

You have recently heard about a pot of funding available to young people that is asking for students to identify new business opportunities in the space sector.

You have been tasked to write a bid for a new space business that will take advantage of some of the latest innovations or adapt and improve current business that are already in operation.

This challenge will be split down into four key zones: Research, Business Idea, Marketing and Finance, you will be required to present your ideas in any format you deem appropriate, this could include a video, presentation, written report, product design or any other innovative way that you think will be best. The judging of the entries will consider how well each has been presented.

You will be split into random teams of 5 or 6 and each have a role to play in the formation of the idea and presentation back to Spaceport staff.

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Decision Making
Public Speaking
Understanding how a business operates
Communication Skills
Document writing
Problem solving
Client facing experience
Professional Etiquette
Time management
Giving presentations
Meeting senior executives
Team work
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Hard Working
Ambitious
Responsible
Able to learn quickly
Polite
Inquisitive
Determined
Creative
Willing to learn
Professional
Keen to try new things
Interested in problem solving
Enthusiastic

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
1
Explain, in your own words, what is meant by upstream and downstream developments in relation to space and satellites?

2
Would you ever want a career within the space sector?

3
Explain, in your own words, what an Aerospace Engineer does?