February Satuccino



Satellite Applications Catapult,
Fermi Ave,
Harwell Campus,
OX11 0QR


01/02/2017 - 2:30 pm


01/02/2017 - 4:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who attended this months Satuccino. It was fantastic to see so many of you.

Don’t forget to register for the March Satuccino.

Catapult Update 1

IPP Malaysia update, Alastair Lees – The Catapult is leading a consortium of 13 British organisations to develop and deliver a satellite enabled decision support tool to assist Malaysia in improving the social and economic prospects of the country by making it more environmentally resilient. The programme kicked-off in December 2016 and will run until May 2018. It is currently in the early stages of requirement definition. By acting as Prime, Catapult has brought together ‘best in class’ capability from UK companies, including SMEs, and universities to provide a comprehensive solution. This will enable companies to demonstrate their capability and its compatibility with others and build international relationships that could lead to new contracts and increased exports.

The Programme aims to provide informed and coordinated decision making capability to 23 Government Agencies in Malaysia through an integrated user-centred dashboard delivering information and analysis on the three environmental challenges (illegal logging; marine pollution and flooding).

IoD, Graeme Taylor – The In-Orbit Demonstration Programme offers a fast, low-cost space testbed for companies wishing to trial a product or business service from space. Developed by Innovate UK and managed by the Catapult, IOD offers a range of services and support to help you rapidly launch a CubeSat mission from the ISS within the next 18 months.

We aim to define the first of four possible missions by the end of March 2017, so come and speak to us about how your business might be able to benefit from this programme. If you have an idea that won’t be ready by March, we’d still like to hear from you. Innovate UK’s investment in the IOD programme significantly reduces the cost of the mission and the partners are here to support you in accessing investment, finding partners or potential customers – and to support you on every step of the mission from design to integration, launch and operations. If you have an idea for a mission please either email us at iod@sa.catapult.org.uk 

Opportunities in Peru, Estel Blay – The Satellite Applications Catapult is undertaking a project with Cayetano Heredia University in northern Peru to improve healthcare provision in the remote areas of the Amazonia. The project analyses the technological gaps that can better support patients and practitioners in the local Peruvian communities, focusing predominately on maternal, newborn and child health, as well as tropical diseases health cases.

If your organisation works in the healthcare sector and your area of expertise is digital health or connectivity solutions, please do register to our database to stay updated on future procurement and collaborative opportunities in Peru. Click here to visit our opportunity page.

Company Pitches 

Living PlanIT, Gareth Moore – Living PlanIT is a software development and data analysis company that developed the first Urban Operating System.

Krypton TV, Martin Butcher – Krypton TV provide Rural Broadband across the UK but mainly centred on Cumbria or North West/North East and aims to develop networks in rural areas as a ‘living laboratory’.

Green Sea Guard, Anita Bradshaw – Green Sea Guard has developed a system to help coastguards monitor emissions and make their job easier; the system also helps ship owners to monitor their CO2 emissions and subsequently report these data to their customers.

TCarta Marine, Kyle GoodrichTCarta and Proteus GEO have merged together to create TCarta Marine, a global mapping company that provides bathymetric and marine data sets from the shallow coastal zone out to the continental shelf.

Thales Alenia Space and UKspace Supply Chain Event, Joshua Western & Jane Ford – Save the date 22 March 2017 

Cluster Pitch

Andy German, Innovate UK – Funding Competitions: Infrastructure Systems Round Two https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-competition-innovation-in-infrastructure-systems-round-2

Catherine Holt, Innovate UK – The 2017 Horizon 2020 space calls close on the 1st March and to support UK organisations submitting proposals we would like to gauge how many proposals are under development in the UK and what support it needed.

It would help us if you could answer these quick and short questions either via this email or the online survey.

Alistair Graham, Rasters revealed – https://rastersrevealed.net/

Joanna Hart, Satellite Applications Catapult – Shaping the Future of Space Applications in Oxfordshire Workshop

Oxford University, Colin Wilson – Oxford University has a large range of expertise relevant to satellites and their applications, from instrumentation and other upstream technologies, to data processing and applications. There are many ways of collaborating with us, from consultations to collaborative grants to student internships. Contacts: jackman@mpls.ox.ac.uk or colin.wilson@physics.ox.ac.uk

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