Financial Services in Orbit

Trade in Space are at the forefront of the Global Fintech Sector.

We are developing new financial services products with data collected by satellites!
Founder, Robin Sampson's 10+ years as an expert in satellite technology has helped the business identify new ways of trading agriculture around the world.

From Glasgow to Guatemala, and the Indian Ocean, Trade in Space are harnessing the global reach of space to make peer-to-peer trading fairer and easier for farmers, financiers and wholesalers.


We're looking for a talented Summer Intern! You'll play an important role in the build of a user friendly front-end app to control our managed blockchain.

Get in touch to find out more..


May 2019

Trade in Space are recruiting for a summer student intern! We’re looking for someone to come on board to help us with our front-end implementation of blockchain apps. The placement would be idea for someone who’s completing, or recently completed a qualification in Computer Science or Software Development, even-more so, someone who’s interested in blockchain technology!

Any interested potential interns should email Alex at

April 2019

Trade in Space are very excited to have recently joined the Fintech Accelerator program at RBS Gogaburn.
Placement in the accelerator comes as part of the prize package Trade in Space won at the Times RBS Blue Sky Thinking Awards in late 2018, and it’s a great opportunity for us as a start-up to meet other like-minded entrepreneurial businesses, and glean from the expertise of the business mentors. The program should last for an initial 6 months, during which time the Trade in Space will still be based at the Tontine in Glasgow but will work occasionally from RBS in Edinburgh. Robin started the program by attending some introductory sessions. It was a glimpse into the opportunities to come, we’re confident the accelerator place us in good stead for our next steps as a business, and we look forward to the rest of the team gaining exposure to the PowerUp! Accelerator Vibes!

Febuary 2019

The end of another busy week for Trade in Space! We’ve just completed our first review for our Innovate UK feasibility study and we’re really pleased with the progress we’re making.
We thought now might be a good time to introduce our team!
Alex McIntosh has recently joined us. She’s a recent graduate from CodeClan, Glasgow’s software development academy. Alex will support Mark Chevallier in his capacity as a Senior Software Developer. Mark has brought years of expertise as a database engineer and has approached our project in true pioneering spirit. Our Tech Analyst Chisato Kobayashi and Robin have been out and about speaking to our customers and like-minded industry colleagues. You might have recently spotted them both at #DataSpace in Glasgow in January. Now we’re a full team, we’re looking forward to tackling the pipeline ahead.

November 2018

Trade in Space is delighted to have been funded by Innovate UK to develop satellite data interfaces in commercial blockchain networks, as part of the UK Government’s Emerging and Enabling Technologies funding round. As part of this project, Trade in Space will be seeking to hold development workshops around the UK to support technical development with experts distributed around the land. Please get in touch if you would like to know more!

October 2018

Trade in Space wins first place at Royal Bank of Scotland, The Times 'Blue-Sky Thinking' Fintech Award!! Brilliant news, and affirmation that we're on the right path!



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