Reconfigure.io joins the first space camp accelerator

Rosie Yohannan
Jun 21, 2018 · 4 min read

Reconfigure.io is set to play an essential role in the UK’s vibrant spacetech ecosystem. With a new regulatory framework recently put in place by the UK government, commercial developments in spacetech are expanding. Startups and investors are poised to form new collaborations toward solutions here on earth as well as up in space. One commonality across these ventures is the need to analyse vast quantities of data. And that’s where Reconfigure.io steps in, providing the first platform to allow software teams to create application specific infrastructure, using hardware acceleration, to extract worth from big data.

What is space camp?

Reconfigure.io were chosen by Seraphim’s investment team and partners: the new UK Space Agency, Dentons, Rolls-Royce, Cyient, European Space Agency, SA Catapult and Capital Enterprise as well as Airbus, SSTL and Telespazio, to be one of only six startups in the first cohort of their space-focussed accelerator. Spacecamp started in May and is ongoing.

Seraphim space camp first cohort visit Airbus

Reconfigure.io have joined 5 other startups from the US, Denmark and the UK over this 9 week intensive program, geared towards being investment-ready in the space sector. Every aspect is covered, from market analysis and pitch refinement to product testing and metric development, with 1:1s and constant feedback cycles with heavy-weight industry leaders –the result is a refined focus, a wider network and readiness to scale up.

Space is getting closer to home

Terrestrial solutions rely heavily on spacetech

Massive data and new infrastructure

Computer server technology can’t keep up with the demands of worldwide exponential data growth. In stark contrast, modern CPU improvements are slowing year on year. We need to shift our thinking. A new order of computing, along with new tools for software developers are required to face these changes head on.

Reconfigure.io — the next generation computing infrastructure platform

Our platform provides a transformative service to spacetech customers. We allow worth to be extracted from data so it can be used as intended, with unbeatably low latency.

CEO Rob Taylor meets a rover at Airbus

Our service enables the deployment of applications written in Google’s Go language to FPGA server instances on premises, or in the cloud piggybacking on AWS F1 instances. The application potential for FPGAs in the space sector is wide, due to increased performance and low latency for high-speed data analytics, achieved through creating highly parallel designs, but also, importantly, FPGAs offer reduced power consumption and space requirements when compared to modern CPU-based systems.

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A blog from the Reconfigure.io team - News, views and interesting discoveries.