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Satellite Applications Catapult
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Satellite Applications Catapult

Westcott Business Incubation Centre & 5G Step-Out Centre

Situated in the heart of the Westcott Venture Park near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, the Westcott Business Incubation Centre (BIC) has been created to support ambitious businesses developing next-generation technology, with a key focus on terrestrial and satellite 5G communications. To help accelerate their development and get their products to market faster, businesses we work with receive business and technical support and access to specialist test facilities. In addition, companies benefit from our established network of potential partners, customers and investors.

The newly established 5G Step-out Centre (SoC), located opposite the Westcott BIC, will give platform and applications developers access to the latest 5G equipment without the need to invest in expensive infrastructure. This will allow them to rapidly prototype and commission new products and services under representative real-world conditions ahead of market roll-out. The 5G SoC testbed infrastructure brings together a range of technologies and solutions from Juniper, Affirmed and Saguna Networks, including routing, switching, security and software-defined networking, as well as network functions virtualization (NFV), mobile edge computing and software orchestration in the core.

The Westcott BIC and Westcott 5G SoC are managed and operated by the Satellite Applications Catapult, a technology and innovation company seeking to transform the way the world uses satellite technology and data.  The Catapult supports businesses to accelerate their growth, aids research and academia in commercialisation of ideas, and explores new areas of potential for satellite applications.