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North East Satellite Applications Conference 2018


Join us at the North East Satellite Applications Conference 2018, organised by our North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence.

This year is the fourth in a series of annual gatherings which focus on some of the key challenges facing the sector. The conference will focus on highlighting the business opportunities that exist for developing data-led satellite applications to solve industry challenges.


09:00 Registration, Coffee, Exhibition & Networking

09:30 Welcome & Introduction from Chair – John Bone, Chair, NE Satellite Applications CoE

09:40 The Evolution of Space as a Business Opportunity : Unlocking Space for Everyone – Shaun Whitehead, Scoutek

10:00 Opportunities for Businesses from Major Space Programmes – Graham Turnock, CEO, UK Space Agency

10:20 Practical Support for SME Growth and Innovation – Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult

10:40 Q&A

11:00 Break, Exhibition & Networking

11:30 Game Changing Technologies: What do They Mean for the Space Sector? Opportunities and Challenges. Speakers: Digital Catapult, Lexicon Science: Immersive Tech and Satellites, Skignz: Combining Augmented Reality with GPS For a Marketing App, Ultramap’s Use of AI: Effective Open Innovation, Teesside University: Emerging Technology Applications from Research – David Pugh, Austen Atkinson, Si Brown-Skignz, Simon Tricker – Urban Foresight / Omar Al-Janabi – Teesside University

12:30 Q&A

13:00 Lunch, Networking, Exhibition

13:50 Welcome to the Afternoon Session

14:00 the North East Space Incubation Programme: War Stories from Companies in the Programme – Early Stage Development of Ideas – Ben Mawhinney, Drone Labs / Al Yong, Superfly Guys / Ralph Dinsley, NORSS Ltd

14:20 How Earth Observation Works in Shell – Richard Eyers, Shell

14:40 Future Opportunities: Innovation in the Water Industry – The Water Hub – George Gerring, Environment Agency / Professor Louise Bracken, Executive Director, Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience at Durham University

15:15 Break, Networking, Exhibition

15:30 Working with Local Authorities (With Thanks to ESA) – Michael Lawrence, Deimos Space / Ian Downey, ESA / John Reed, Durham County Council

  • Creating a Visitor Destination Solution
  • ESA Business Applications Funding for SMEs
  • The Next Challenge. Wanted: A StepChange in Asset Management in the Public Realm

16:20 Final thoughts – John Bone, Chair, NE Satellite Applications CoE

16:30 Close

More Information

For more information and to register, please click here to visit the event website.

If you would like to know more about our Regional Engagement or would like to get in touch about working with us, please email us at info@sa.catapult.org.uk FAO Nafeesa Dajda.

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