Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and in line with UK Government guidance, the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SWCoESA) team is currently working remotely, to support critical social-distancing measures, in order to significantly reduce the impact of COVID-19.
How we will continue to support you
We continue to help to grow the regional Space sector, by supporting regional innovators to develop and commercialise Space technologies and satellite applications, especially within the following key themes:
As many of you know, our thematic leads run a programme of industry events, challenge workshops and business support activities, alongside academic and sector engagement within Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. Networking events and challenge workshops during this period have been postponed, and if you were planning to attend a meeting with one of our team, please contact your meeting organiser, to discuss alternative arrangements.
We are doing our very best to ensure business as usual, but please be aware that the current situation is inevitably having an impact, and responses may be slower than usual. We apologise for any delays and urge you to be generous during these unusual circumstances.
Our colleagues at the Satellite Applications Catapult have also been working with industry since the COVID-19 crisis began, to find new ways that Space technologies and satellite applications can support the UK.
This collaboration is particularly strong in the healthcare sector, where satellite-enabled connectivity can make a huge difference. We will be sharing more information on this in the coming weeks, but if you have applications, equipment or ideas that could support the UK during these challenging times, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We appreciate your patience during this difficult time, and look forward to collaborating with you in new innovative ways of working.
Conrad Gillespie MEng