Sensors and Space: Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration



Sensor City
31 Russell Street
L3 5LJ


14/09/2017 - 10:00 am


14/09/2017 - 3:00 pm


Sensor City and the Satellite Applications Catapult hosted a joint workshop with the aim of showcasing the landscape and opportunities for the sensor community within the vibrant UK space industry.

As a precursor to this activity, we also ran a webinar on Monday 14 August to give delegates more information on the In-Orbit Demonstration programme and the potential opportunities for sensors in space. The webinar recording and slides can be found here.


09:30  Registration Opens

10:00  Welcome and Introduction to Sensor City (Joanne Phoenix, Sensor City)

10:10  UK Space Industry Overview and Trends (Maria Kalama, Innovate UK)

Innovate UK Success Story 1 – Avanti

Innovate UK Success Story 2 – Rezatec

10:30  Satellite IoT: Sensor Applications and Opportunities (Rajesh Suseelan, Inmarsat)

10:45  An Academic Journey to Smart City Development (Professor Fun Hu, Bradford University)

11:00  Tea/Coffee/Networking

11:15  Introduction to Satellite Applications Catapult (Danielle Baker-Wilson, Satellite Applications Catapult)

Satellite Applications and IoT (Vladimir Stoiljkovic, Satellite Applications Catapult)

11:30  Testing your Sensors in Space – In-Orbit Demonstration (Dr Chris Brunskill, Satellite Applications Catapult)

11:40  Accessing business support and funding in the space sector

  • KTN – Richard Foggie
  • Innovate UK – Maria Kalama
  • Northern Space Consortium – Alan Cross
  • STFC and ESA – Matt Edwards

12:05  Soapbox Session

12:35  Lunch, One to Ones

13:30  In Orbit Demonstration Mission Building Session (Chris Brunskill and Graeme Taylor, Satellite Applications Catapult)

14:30  Tour of Sensor City

15:00  End


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