March Satuccino



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


01/03/2017 - 2:30 pm


01/03/2017 - 4:00 pm

Satuccino Summary:

Catapult Updates

  • 5G Centre in Westcott, Kieran Arnold – The Satellite Applications Catapult, supported by the Buckinghamshire & Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, is establishing a 5G Resilient Communications Centre at the Westcott Venture Park in Buckinghamshire. The Centre will give platform and applications developers access to the latest 5G equipment without having to make a substantial upfront investment in expensive infrastructure, allowing them to rapidly prototype and commission new services and applications under representative real-world conditions ahead of market roll-out. The Westcott Centre will work closely with the 5G Innovation Centre based at the University of Surrey to ensure strategic alignment and adoption of common standards.
  • SPIN & North East Centre of Excellence Annual Conference – Gemma Wilson
  1. This year’s NE Satellite Applications Annual Conference, on the 9th March, will highlight the real business opportunities and challenges that exist when developing and commercialising data-led applications for use within industry.
  2. Space Placements in Industry – We welcome applications from individuals from all disciplines who are enthusiastic to work in the Space sector and are keen to develop new skills, applying and building on the knowledge they’ve acquired in their studies to date.

Company Pitches

  • AAC Microtec, Iraklis Hatziathanasiou – AAC Microtec provides high value space solutions and systems for commercial, governmental and educational customers on the global market through its partner network and offices in Sweden and the United States.
  • Energeo, Ian Dee – Through the innovative exploitation of digital mapping and remotely sensed earth observation data (such as satellite imagery), Energeo provide clients with unique insights into existing energy performance and future sustainable energy potential – whether individual sites or National level analysis.
  • Reaction Engines, Ben Gallagher – design and develop the technologies needed for a new class of innovative hypersonic propulsion system – the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE).

Extra Shot in Edinburgh

  • Higgs Centre for Innovation at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Julian Dines- The new Higgs Centre for Innovation in Edinburgh is driving a new business incubation initiative at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. The building is due to open in October 2017. This ground-breaking new facility will apply business incubation best practice to big data and space technology, enabling start-ups to translate fundamental research and capabilities into wider commercial impact. Contact Julian for more information – 
  • LTS International, Simon Vaccari – LTS International is a consultancy and project management firm that supports sustainable development worldwide. We thrive on tackling complex facets of climate change, forestry, water resources, ecosystems, landscapes, and institutional governance.
  • Agrimetrics, Teresa Shutter – Agrimetrics is the first of four ‘Agri-Tech’ Centres looking to advance the development, adoption and exploitation of new technologies in the agri-food sector.
  • Ecometrica, Sarah Middlemiss – Ecometric is a sustainability software and data company. Current projects include: UKSA IPP funded Forests 2020 and the funded project Satellites in Agriculture.

Cluster Pitches

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