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Spaceport Cornwall – Young Space Entrepreneurs VWEX

Date of Event: 14 Apr
Location: Online
Suggested Age Range: 14+
An exciting opportunity to take part in a three day virtual work experience with Spaceport Cornwall!


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. We invite you to take part in a three day work experience (online) placement with us.

How to apply

Applications are made via the Speakers for School platform and the link is below. Make sure the school is registered with S4S before applications are made.

Scroll down to find out about the challenge set for the three-day placement.

The Spaceport Challenge

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.

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