Satellite Applications to Address Utilities and Infrastructure Challenges in Emerging Markets



Satellite Applications Catapult
Electron Building
Fermi Avenue
Harwell Campus
OX11 0QR


27/06/2017 - 9:30 am


27/06/2017 - 3:30 pm


1.2 billion people – 16% of the global population – do not have access to electricity (World Energy Outlook 2016), and many more suffer from unreliable energy supply.

Reliable infrastructure, access to water and clean and efficient energy sources are critical for the growth and living conditions in emerging countries around the world, particularly in rural areas.
Satellites, inherently global and ubiquitous, are the ideal technology to develop global and scalable solutions to tackle some of the most pressing challenges in this area.

Satellites for Emerging Markets Thread

The Satellite Applications Catapult recently launched the Satellites for Emerging Markets Thread to provide the benefits of satellite data and technology to emerging markets across the world.

The Workshop

The Catapult would like to invite you to join our first workshop for the Satellites for Emerging Market Thread, which will aim to address utilities and infrastructure challenges through satellite applications. This workshop will introduce you to emerging market challenges, satellite application capabilities and funding opportunities to develop innovative solutions, as well as offer opportunities to network and collaborate with other organisations.

The workshop is open to everyone, whether an established business, a start-up with a good idea, or an organisation looking for partners. Stakeholders with an issue to solve, businesses with an idea for new products, or organisations looking for partners or support are invited to pitch their idea at the workshop. For those looking for specific advice or feedback from the Catapult or another organisation, we will set up short 1 to 1 meetings with the desired organisation.

Join us for an interactive and informative workshop to help your ideas have a positive impact on Emerging Markets across the globe.


– Identify main challenges faced by Emerging Markets in the sector and discover how satellite applications service providers and industry can come together to address them
– Discover funding opportunities and meet and present your ideas to funding organisations present on the day
– Engage with new companies and stakeholders to create partnerships

Who is this for?

Utilities stakeholders from emerging markets, satellite applications service providers, social enterprises, microgrid technology providers, clean-tech companies, funding bodies.

The agenda will be published soon



Please register below if you would like to attend this event.

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