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.
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