Catapult showcasing at the UK Space Conference

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The Satellite Applications Catapult will be playing an active role at the UK Space Conference 2015, which takes place at Liverpool’s Arena and Convention Centre on 14-15 July. The conference, held biennially, attracts delegates from across the UK and international space community, as well as from sectors that are taking an increasing interest in the benefits space applications and technologies can bring to their organisations.

On Tuesday 14th, the Catapults will be showing their activities during the afternoon sessions when the Transport Systems, Future Cities and Digital Catapults are joining forces with Satellite Applications to discuss how space applications and services impact so many activities across the Catapult programme. Sessions include a plenary panel featuring the respective Catapult chairs, followed by three parallel sessions focusing on autonomous vehicles, city planning, and a lively debate session – ‘Battle of Ideas’ – looking at the pros and cons of a connected world.

Stuart Martin, CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult, said: “The UK Space Conference has become an unmissable flagship event within the UK Space calendar. It brings together different communities to discuss new initiatives, services, innovations and the benefit space can bring to the wider economy. With more companies using satellite data in their businesses, and the opportunities now open to entrepreneurs and innovators, this conference provides a fantastic chance to network and meet potential new clients, partners, collaborators, and even funders.”

Simon Edmonds, Catapult Programme Director at Innovate UK, said: “This important conference is an excellent example of how different Catapults are working together to showcase the full range of ways they can help businesses innovate and develop new products or services. Innovate UK is keen to see this cross-Catapult working develop and make a real impact.”

The Catapult is also involved in several other sessions throughout the conference, including ‘From Start-Up to Scale-up in the Space Sector’ and ‘Developing the Skills Pipeline’. Stuart Martin will also be a panellist in the ‘UK Space Growth Action Plan and Progress’ plenary.

To find out more about the conference, or to register, please visit During registration, you can also identify the sessions you would like to attend. There is a limit to the number of delegates per room, so early registration is recommended.