The UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) have been designed as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for us all. They address the global challenges we face, including environmental concerns such as climate change, environmental degradation, and diversity.
Here in the South West UK, local government, businesses and academia are committed to environmental sustainability. From considering solutions for green energy to the whole circular economy and environmental growth, organisations in the South West are developing innovative solutions to aid sustainable development.
A key benefit to this innovation is the utilisation of space based assets and space technology. Services such as satellite navigation, earth observation, and satellite communications all bring added value to environmental solutions – especially when combined with enabling technologies such as 5G, big data processing, artificial intelligence…
This event focuses on business engagement in the South West and commercialisation of environmental sustainable solutions which benefit from space based assets and technologies. Speakers will include businesses, academia and government focused on developing sustainable solutions through the added value of space based services.
South West Centre of Excellence
The South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications has been established to grow business investment in satellite applications and through collaboration with industry and academia, develop an expanded portfolio of new products, services and ultimately economic growth.
The Centre aims to explore the capabilities and foster growth across the economy through exploitation of satellite data and technology in agriculture, mining, marine and maritime, ehealth and wellness. Organisations are encouraged to make use of and benefit from satellite data, bringing together multi-disciplinary teams to generate creative ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.
The South West Centre of Excellence is positioned in a unique ecosystem with startups, SMEs, organisations and businesses, responding to challenges in a radical way working with national funding networks, leading universities and industry experts.
The South West Centre is partnered with: Exeter University, Falmouth University and the University of Plymouth, Satellite Applications Catapult, UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency.
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