Head-to-Head: SATcase

November 9th 2016

How a revolutionary rescue device catapulted one local business into rapid expansion at Harwell Innovation Centre.

A revolutionary communications device capable of turning a common smartphone into a lifesaving satellite phone is poised to become a global success following its development at Harwell Innovation Centre. SATcase™, the company that have developed a product of its namesake, has expanded its headquarters here at the centre for the third time since starting-up in 2013. The team made brilliant use of the technologies available at Harwell Campus’s Satellite Applications Catapult, who works with businesses to develop new satellite-based products, services and applications.

"I’ve been extremely impressed by the centre team and the flexibility demonstrated to accommodate our office moves at relatively short notice. We will be relying on their flexibility again later this year as we envisage doubling in size."

Jim Thomson, Founder of SATcase

The product technology is already available to pre-order online and is designed to help people who rely on communication for their safety such as search and rescue teams, aid workers, media, military, or lone workers. SATcase™ has already been inundated with pre-orders, and are currently preparing to open offices in Canada and Australia.

November 1st 2019

Head-to-Head: Orbastro

Orbastro moved into the Innovation Centre back in May 2019. This was the first dedicated office space they had occupied. Since then, they have really flourished, and the business has grown from strength to strength. I caught up with Ash earlier this month to ask him to tell us a […]

August 6th 2019

Head-to-Head: Simplexity Analysis

Simplexity Analysis was founded in 2014 by Chris Evett and Thomas Pearson. They were looking to take forward interesting analysis and design projects for a range of technology and government clients, especially those looking to understand the defence and security sector. Chris was a former analyst in the UK Ministry […]

September 14th 2016

Head-to-Head: Bunnyfoot

How one of the first Science & Tech companies to join Harwell Innovation Centre grew into one of their biggest. […]