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About Skytek

Skytek is an award-winning software company specialising in creating innovative solutions for a range of complex and demanding industries.

Our Story

Celebrating 20 Years in Space Innovation

Skytek’s journey began in Ireland, where we initially provided instruction manuals for astronauts. Over time, our expertise evolved into the creation of the International Procedural Viewer system, a critical tool used by all astronauts aboard the International Space Station and soon to be implemented on the lunar Gateway.

However, our ambitions extended beyond space. Returning to Earth, we infused the insurance industry with innovation through the integration of real-time satellite imagery and sophisticated data analytics. Today, we’re at the forefront of merging these two domains, pioneering the utilisation of space data and analytics to transform risk assessment, underwriting, and claims handling. Whether in property or cybersecurity, our solutions span diverse sectors, all united by a singular goal: to foster predictability, resilience, and security in the future.

Two decades represent more than just a milestone; they serve as a launching point for our continued journey. We are proud to have earned recognition from both ESA and NASA for our outstanding innovation, a testament to our unwavering dedication to excellence. With offices spanning Europe, the USA, and Bermuda, our global presence underscores our commitment to effecting change on an international scale. As we commemorate twenty years of success, we eagerly anticipate the next chapter, brimming with fresh partnerships, groundbreaking discoveries, and an enduring commitment to shaping a brighter future—both on Earth and beyond the stars.

Core Capabilities

We design and develop innovative and specialist software for a range of demanding industries, from spaceflight to insurance.

Software Design

Mobile App Development

Data Analytics

Artifical Intelligence

Machine Learning

Our Leadership Team

Dr Sarah Bourke

Dr Bourke was recognised by the EU as one of Europe’s leading innovators when she was awarded the EU Prize for Women Innovators in 2016. During this process, she was recognised for her leadership and commercial success in pioneering groundbreaking space technology.

On a day-to-day basis, Sarah works with leading research organisations like the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA and growing the Skytek brand.

Sarah is a Trinity College Dublin PhD graduate and worked at leading universities and governmental agencies before co-founding Skytek Limited.

Dr Sarah Bourke
Chief Executive and co-founder

As CTO, Paul oversees the architectural design and management of a high calibre technical team. Paul is a universally recognised authority within the space domain and is a regular speaker at Space and Security International conferences. Paul has a First Class B.Sc Hons. (Computer Science), awarded by University College Dublin.

NASA has duly acknowledged Paul’s expertise and commitment to excellence. In 2014, Paul was presented with an International Space Station (ISS) award for his outstanding technical leadership and innovation on the IPV system. Also, he received a Recognition of Excellence Award at the ISS conference in Munich, Sept 2015.

Paul Kiernan
Chief Technical Officer and co-founder

EU & NASA Innovation Award Winners

Skytek’s dynamic team have awards from the EU and NASA for outstanding innovation and technical development

Sarah Bourke Award
EU Award for Sarah Bourke

Our Partners