Hands-on innovation and development leading growth strategy for Satellite Applications Centre.

Stephen Wright is the Business Development Manager for the East Midlands Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (EMCoE), based at the University of Leicester. EMCoE is a collaboration between the Satellite Applications Catapult and the University. Within his role, Stephen supports the SPRINT programme as an Innovation Adviser helping SMEs to access the programme funding. The University has over 50 years’ legacy in space research and application that Stephen is able to leverage to assist an SME project.

In addition to SPRINT, Stephen helps to build collaborations for other funding such as Innovate UK and ESA.

Stephen has an extensive background in technology driven growth, working in the US and UK in both consulting and business management. This has included business turnarounds, startups, business integration, new product development and growth strategy. In addition to running his own consultancy business in Silicon Valley, he has built an advisory practice for Deloitte in LA, brought the US division of a Norwegian aerospace company to profitability, and managed start-ups for a UK Angel fund.

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