About us

Welcome to AeroSpace Cornwall

AeroSpace Cornwall is a research, development and innovation fund, that enables businesses to take their idea and turn it into a viable product ready for market in the space and aerospace sectors.

Currently not working directly in space or aerospace? 

Don't worry. We offer funding and support to businesses from many different industries who have the potential to supply to the aerospace or space sectors. It's worth knowing that we also work with businesses who use satellite data, such as GPS or Earth observation.


What the funding is for

Understand your market

Understand your market

Unsure how your product or service can add value to the aerospace & space sectors? Or does your use of satellite data enhance your offering? 

We can award you with a fully funded grant of up to £10k for the following: 

Market Research

Work with an expert in order to clarify the opportunity for your idea. 

Want to visit a conference or trade show to validate the market opportunity? 

Meet potential customers, suppliers and experts to confirm if your product or service is commercially viable. 

Market Diversification

Have you already got an existing product, service or technology? We can support you in accessing the space and aerospace markets. 



Develop your product

Develop your product

Need to develop your idea before it's ready for market? 

We can award match funding for R&D projects.  

Our average grant size is typically is £100k for a £200k project, however, this can be flexible. Some businesses only need to access a smaller amount of funding.  

Perhaps you want to collaborate with another business or a research insitution. We have larger grants available to make the money go further. 

We pride ourselves on our mentoring ability. Our Project Managers will guide you through the process, from the initial application, all the way through to completion.  

Unlock the market

Unlock the market

Access to space and aerospace technology experts. 

We don't just offer funding.  We offer access to space and aerospace technology experts, IP lawyers, bid writers, and offer SC21 accreditations which will help accelerate the stage where you can demonstrate your product and take it to market. 

In fact, you can access up to 100 hours of expert advice to ensure your product can be supplied to your customers.

We will organise all of this for you, and signpost you to other services and opportunities you can benefit from. 

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What's in it for us?

Well, by providing you with funding and support, we can accelerate innovation and increase the size of the space and aerospace sectors, creating a world-beating space cluster in Cornwall.  And that is what AeroSpace Cornwall lives for.  You can read more about our mission here.  

To find out more about what we offer your business, all you need to do is click on ‘Contact Us’ and James, our Business Development Manager will call you back within a few days. 

Please note, that grants and business support will be awarded to eligible projects on a first come first served basis.  

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How Aerospace Cornwall is Funded?

The AeroSpace Cornwall programme is part funded by the European regional Development fund, and Cornwall Council.

Aerospace Cornwall is receiving up to £3.5m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund Established by the European Union. The European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.

for more information visit www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

  • Our Mission

    AeroSpace Cornwall is a dynamic group of people whose mission is to enable the growth of the space and aerospace sectors in Cornwall through RD&I and investment.
    Our Mission
  • Meet the team

    At AeroSpace Cornwall, we will do whatever it takes to help your Research and Development project succeed.  Take a look at our profiles and get in touch directly with the team member best suited to your request. 
    Meet the team