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October Satuccino

Thank you to everyone who attended the Satuccino on Wednesday 4 October. See below for the updates.

Catapult Updates

1. Healthy New Towns – John Vesey, Head of Government Services

Healthy New Towns (HNTs) are demonstrator sites NHS England has selected to work with from March 2016, to “rethink how health and care services can be delivered”. In the HNT feasibility study, Satellite Applications Catapult brought together public and private sector stakeholders to pilot digital therapeutics for obesity and diabetes, incorporating satellite enabled technologies to underpin wellbeing and better health management.

We looked at a range of interventions that will help the towns to move to self-management and wellbeing. Our studies looked into a list of factor and the initial studies on the potential solutions, supported by satellite technologies where appropriate: addressing environmental (green spaces and leisure facilities), personal (promotion of healthy eating and mitigation of health risks arising from exposure to high level ambient air pollution) and social (connecting groups within the community, incorporating a healthy lifestyle in the school curriculum) factors.

2. IOD-5 – Chris Brunskill, Head of Domain: Small Satellites and Future Constellations

We are inviting applications to the In-Orbit Demonstration Mission 5 (IOD-5), an opportunity to develop a bespoke satellite mission to trial technologies that will deliver a commercial downstream product or service. An AO for collaborators targeting the provision of new satellite services has been published alongside an RFI of space mission providers.

The deadline for both the AO and RFI is 20th October.

3. Market Intelligence – Nick Daggitt

We will very soon be issuing the second released of the SmallSat Market Intelligence Report. This is a quarterly report with updating on the number of satellites being launched analysed by mass, applications and orbit types. It is also complemented by a report on small satellite launchers.

4. SME Toolkit – Joel Freedman, Head of User Centred Design

We have developed a new business sprint toolkit, based on the tried and tested sprint process that we have successfully been running for the last four years, we are creating a set of accessible tools (canvasses, exercises, and more) aimed to help guide businesses through the key areas of their value proposition that need to be considered before pitching for investment.

Company Updates

1. Methera Global Communications – Chris McIntosh

An innovative communications technology company with the vision to enable the delivery of digital applications to rural and un(der)served communities.

2. Terrabotics – Charlotte Bishop

Terrabotics fuses intelligent automation solutions and expert oversight with an abundant supply of low cost Earth Observation imagery, via their global satellite partner network. This enables the routine and scalable mappingmeasuring & monitoring of remote assets, operations and the environment for Natural Resources sectors such as Oil & GasMining, Renewable EnergyCommodities and beyond…

They have recently featured in the BBC’s Digital Disruptor’s article “The new space race” and one of their elevation models is being presented at the UN climate change conference in Germany in November. They are also working with the Satellite Applications Catapult on the Cornish Lithium Project which Catapult is leading.

If you would like to find out more about Terrabotics’ products and services, they will be presenting at the next Catapult coffee morning taking place on 08/11/17 at 10am.

3. Anaporia – Barry Cook

A company with experience in electronics/firmware/software for test equipment and ‘SpaceWire’ spacecraft on-board communications, including flight hardware. To find out more contact: Barry@hmh.f2s.com

Cluster Updates

1. ESA Business Applications – Tony Sephton

Closing Date: 22 November 2017

The objective of this activity is to implement a UK based Ambassador Platform Network, promoting the ESA Business Applications and supporting the UK industry in creating sustainable applications and services using space data. ESA has earmarked a budget of €150,000 per activity.

Closing Date: 23 November 2017

The UK Ambassador Platform is looking for a Business Developer to support and coordinate access to the ESA Business Applications funding opportunities, in order to create long-term sustainability of new space-enabled businesses, services and applications.

2. Institute of Environmental Analytics – Vicky Parry

Big Data and the Environment – New free online course aimed at professionals seeking a better understanding of environmental big data and the potential these offer to address key questions and underpin novel solutions for business. starts on October 30 –


3. UK Space Agency – Sara Huntingdon

The UK Space Agency and Satellite Applications Catapult will be exhibiting at a nuclear decommissioning supply chain event being held on the 2nd November in Manchester http://decommsupplyevent.co.uk/. We have secured a stand within the Innovation Zone and are looking for “physical kit” and capabilities to showcase (applications, sensors, mock ups/models, robotics, etc). This will be particularly relevant to you if you are looking to expand your supply chains and make new contacts within the nuclear sector.

We would like to find a few SMEs who would like to showcase their products in the stand. We are looking for innovative technical products/capabilities in the following areas:

  • Remote sensing
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Robotics and materials for harsh environments
  • Any other application/ product that you may be working on which could be applicable to the nuclear sector

If you are interested in exhibiting with us or in finding out more please contact sara.huntingdon@ukspaceagency.bis.gsi.gov.uk

Upcoming Events

1. Earth Observation Showcase Event – Danielle Baker-Wilson

The Satellite Applications Catapult and the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) will be hosting a joint technology showcase workshop focused on the changing EO landscape from both an upstream and a downstream perspective, looking at current and upcoming technologies and applications, and considering market trends and how these might evolve by 2030.

There will be an opportunity for 6 companies who use EO in their products and services to do a 5-minute elevator pitch at this event. What’s in it for you?

  • Connect with cutting-edge Earth Observation (EO) instrumentation specialists, academics and users of both the data and downstream applications
  • Learn more about upcoming technologies and future market needs/ requirements.
  • Raise the profile of your company

If you are interested in presenting, please contact Danielle on 01235 567999, or marketing@sa.catapult.org.uk

2. Tackling Urban Challenges Using Environmental Data

Along with Imperial College London and the Greater London Authority, the Catapult is organising a workshop to explore new ways of collaboration focused on air quality, extreme weather resilience, and flooding.

Why Attend:

  • To understand the Mayor’s vision, plans and challenges for London’s Environment.
  • To hear from Industry Experts who are using environmental data from cities to develop innovative products and services.
  • To engage in interactive solution workshops with leading academics, GLA, and industry experts to create new partnerships and discuss future collaborations.

3. UKspace SME Forum Space Sector Update – Jane Ford

UKSpace the space trade association, will be running an SME Forum update on 12th October 14:30 to 17:30. Please come along to hear all about the Space Growth Partnership progress, specifically for SMEs and to learn about the recent work in which UKspace has been active. This event is sponsored by techUK and the Satellite Applications Catapult.

4. Innovtae UK Funding: Emerging and Enabling Technologies Competition Round 3 – Space Applications Webinars

The Catapult in partnership with Innovate UK is hosting a series of themed webinars looking at the scope of the competition, the application process and potential application areas.

Recordings of the webinars will be available on this link.

Next Satuccino

The November Satuccino will be held on Wednesday 1 November, at 14:30. We will also have an Extra Shot in Nottingham. Click here to register for November!


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