The Living Labs
Enabling organisations and technology providers to work together to discover, co-create, and deliver solutions.
What are the Living Labs?
At the Satellite Applications Catapult, we have crafted space for our Living Labs to enable us to work with organisations and technology providers to discover, co-create, and deliver solutions.
Our Healthy and Agri Living Labs are growing to meet the needs of their respective sectors with a new, purpose-built test and co-creation facility coming soon.
The Healthy Living Lab
The Healthy Living Lab at Westcott is being developed to help drive further evolution, enabled by 5G connectivity over satellite and terrestrial comms, and improvement of this eco-system. It is a unique and neutral demonstration space for the development of new services and capabilities for health practitioners and the care pathways they support.Visit the Healthy Living Lab Homepage
The Agri Living Lab
The Agri Living Lab is a real-world testing environment that will support organisations to innovate, co-create, demonstrate, and deliver solutions that address global agri-food challenges. The Lab is initially focusing on satellite connectivity, autonomous farming, and sensor technologies. Currently housed in the Westcott Innovation Centre before moving to its new purpose built facility in Spring 2022, this is the first of a network of innovation centres to support the UK to become the global leader for space-enabled agriculture and supply chains.Visit the Agri Living Lab Homepage
Where are the Living Labs?
The Healthy and Agri Living Lab headquarters are at our Wescott site with other locations as complementary expansions, set up based on their specific locales.
Alongside the Living Labs at Westcott is our Future Networks Development Centre, which can offer a range of connectivity for testing solutions; the Westcott Innovation Centre for prototyping and manufacturing; and the Business Incubation Centre for supporting growing businesses. This, along with additional technologies and partnerships we bring in through third parties, supports us working with UK businesses to explore opportunities for product and service development.
The above diagram shows an example of how you could work with our Living Labs. For each organisation wanting to collaborate with us, your journey will look a little different and we may not use every step on the example journey, but our commitment to creating growth and helping you realise the potential space has for your business remains the same.
AS A BUSINESS:
- You may have a solution that needs a safe and secure environment to test in
- It might be that you would like to explore technology solutions for a particular challenge you are facing in your industry
- You have products or services ready to go but you need support with implementation into a new or existing market
AS A TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER:
- You may want to explore space and satellite technology and connectivity in relation to your growth plans for your business
- You could have already established a product or service in the market but now want to scale up and need partners to support you to do that
- You may want to validate and test prototypes in a safe and secure environment before you take them to market
Whatever your current situation we would like to talk to you about how we can use the power of space to drive your business growth for the benefit of your organisation and society.
Get in Touch
If you would like to get in touch with us to find out more about using the Living Labs please use the details below.