The accelerator now has an established presence in APAC with the company announcing its presence in Singapore at SuperReturn Asia in September. The global representation in Mission 12 reflects the exponential growth of the space economy. According to the Seraphim Space Index, European deal numbers have grown by over 60% in comparison to last year and Asia is also making its mark with a 79% increase, showing that the SpaceTech industry continues to develop and increase its representation globally.
Mission 12 sees Leidos, a Fortune 500 technology, engineering and science solutions and services leader, working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in defence, intelligence, civil and health markets, join as a new sponsor. The accelerator is a three-month programme that supports SpaceTech companies from inception to IPO, helping them to forge key relationships with some of the world’s leading corporates and agencies operating in the space sector as they raise capital to commercialise their technology
The accelerator proudly continues its relationship with key corporate parties and industry bodies, including ESA – as part of a multi-year partnership alongside ESA’s ScaleUp programme to help uncover the most exciting early-stage companies in Europe. Other key partnerships include the UK’s National Security Strategic Investment Fund (NSSIF), UKSA, Airbus, Cobham, Dentons, DSTL, Cyient, and Satellite Applications Catapult, enabling the participating startups to engage with industry leaders and forge partnerships and contacts that have a real impact on their growth.