Opportunities for UK satellite organisations across Brazilian agriculture

30 April 1:30PM-5:00PM
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Are you a UK-based AgriTech company interested in developing your business in Latin America?

Join us to learn more about opportunities for satellite-enabled innovation, collaboration, and commercial activities for UK organisations within the Brazilian agricultural sector.

Funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Satellite Applications Catapult, supported by Agrimetrics, has been working with the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) to capture opportunities for UK businesses to develop partnerships in Brazil and address challenges related to:

  • Environment
  • Satellite Monitoring and Geospatial Intelligence
  • Informatics

This event, which forms part of the Satellite Applications Catapult’s Pipeline Stimulation Programme, has been designed to showcase these opportunities to UK organisations and enable you to meet with Embrapa representatives to discuss future partnership activities.

The event will be held virtually via Zoom.


13:30-13:40 (UK Time)/ 09:30-09:40 (Brazil Time)

Welcome and overview

Embrapa, FCDO, and the Satellite Applications Catapult

Vinicius Pereira Guimaraes, Cindy Parker, Mark Jarman

13:40-13:55 (UK Time)/ 09:40-09:55 (Brazil Time)

Introduction to Embrapa

Dr. Guy de Capdeville, Director of R&D Embrapa

13:55-14:05 (UK Time)/ 9:55-10:05 (Brazil Time)

UK FCDO perspective on agriculture and relations with Embrapa in Brazil

His Excellency, Peter Wilson CMG, British Ambassador to Brazil

14:05-14:15 (UK Time)/10:05-10:15 (Brazil Time)

Importance of Brazil to UK AgriTech

Elizabeth Warham, UK Department for International Trade

14:15-14:30 (UK Time)/10:15-10:30 (Brazil Time)

An overview of the Pipeline Stimulation Programme Activity – What, why, and how?

Patrick Stewart & Thomas Donnelly, Satellite Applications Catapult

14:30-14:50 (UK Time)/ 10:30-10:50 (Brazil Time)

Challenge Area 1: Environment

Embrapa and Satellite Applications Catapult

14:50-15:10 (UK Time)/ 10:50 -11:10 (Brazil Time)

Challenge Area 2: Satellite Monitoring and Geospatial Intelligence

Embrapa and Satellite Applications Catapult

15:10-15:30 (UK Time)/ 11:10-11:30 (Brazil Time)

Challenge Area 3: Informatics

Embrapa and Agrimetrics

15:35-15:45 (UK Time)/ 11:30-11:50 (Brazil Time)

Opportunities with Embrapa Instrumentation


15:40-16:00 (UK Time)/ 11:50-12:00 (Brazil Time)

Next steps and closing

Embrapa, FCDO, and the Satellite Applications Catapult


*timings / order are subject to change


As part of the registration process, attendees must select areas of expertise related to the three challenge areas. The information captured here will be shared with Embrapa and FCDO as part of the final event report highlighting UK organisations that can work with Embrapa to support the Brazilian agricultural sector. Attendees are welcome to attach supporting materials.

Attendees and their organisations who register but do not attend the event will not be included in the final event report.

Please note this event is for representatives of the organisers, and UK organisations only.

About the Pipeline Stimulation Programme

The Satellite Applications Catapult’s Pipeline Stimulation Programme (PSP) is a series of international activities designed to identify UK satellite applications opportunities for innovation and future impactful collaborations globally. These activities encompass discovery exercises to identify collaborative activities and research programmes that could be created through joint UK collaborations to deliver substantial opportunities for organisations internationally. The Catapult has carried out previous similar activities around the world which have been successful in creating dialogues that can lead to partnerships and subsequent commercial and research activity including the UK-Australia Space Bridge.

The aims of the PSP are to enable:

  • Identification of areas of opportunity for UK engagement
  • Awareness of areas of complementarity for positive interactions and engagement for strategy development
  • Enhanced visibility of stakeholders and states in-country
  • Visibility of key supply chain / sector needs
  • Identification of existing market and applications


The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created by Innovate UK to drive economic growth through the exploitation of space. We work with businesses of all sizes to realise their potential from space infrastructure and its applications. Based in Harwell, Oxfordshire, The Catapult was established in May 2013 as one of a network of centres to accelerate the take-up of emerging technologies and drive economic impact for the UK. We are a not-for-profit research organisation which is registered as a private company limited by guarantee and controlled by its Board.


The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) was founded on April 26, 1973, and is under the aegis of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply. Since our foundation, and with our partners from the National Agricultural Research System, we have taken on the challenge to develop a genuinely Brazilian model of tropical agriculture and livestock to overcome the barriers that limited the production of food, fiber, and fuel in our country.


Agrimetrics is one of four Agri-tech Centres created with initial public funding from Innovate UK. Since 2014, we’ve been enabling agrifood organisations to realise the value trapped in their data. In 2019, we launched The Agrifood Data Marketplace.


We pursue our national interests and project the UK as a force for good in the world. We promote the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK’s security, defend our values, reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with our international partners.


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