Spaceport Cornwall - Young Space Entrepreneurs
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:
Understanding how a business operates
Client facing experience
Meeting senior executives
Great For Students Who Are:
Able to learn quickly
Willing to learn
Keen to try new things
Interested in problem solving
Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
Explain, in your own words, what is meant by upstream and downstream developments in relation to space and satellites?
Would you ever want a career within the space sector?
Explain, in your own words, what an Aerospace Engineer does?