Opportunities for the Scottish Space Network, 27th Nov
Posted on 25/10/2018
On Tuesday 27th November The Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SoXSA) alongside the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) are hosting an event focussing on the Scottish Satellite and Space Industry. Recent developments will be discussed, as well as funding available.
The event, titled ‘Opportunities for the Scottish Space Network’, is targeted at the existing community, as well as interested parties from academia and industry. There will also be the opportunity for one-to-one meetings with the funding bodies in attendance.
10:30 – 11:00: Registration and refreshments
11:00 – 12:40: Funding opportunities for the Scottish Space Network
12:40 – 14:00: Lunch and networking
14:00 – 15:00: 2 minute pitches
15:00 – 16:00: Refreshments and 10 minute 1-1 meetings with SoXSA, DASA, KTN and SE
Registration closes at 6pm on 13th November.
The Defence and Security Accelerator focuses on innovations which can provide advantage to defence and national security to protect the UK from its adversaries. It will fund the development of suppliers’ innovative ideas and provide support through to potential application. The Accelerator will also fund innovations for defence and security which support economic growth and prosperity in the UK.
The Accelerator is formed of personnel from the Ministry of Defence, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Defence Equipment and Support and the Home Office. They are responsible for funding proof-of-concept research that offers a high potential benefit to defence and security and opening up defence and security challenges to the widest possible audience, as well as helping to take Accelerator-funded projects towards market.
About The Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SoXSA):
The Satellite Application Catapult aims to support industry and the science base across the UK to accelerate the growth of satellite application. The Catapult has several Regional Centres of Excellence around the UK, The Scottish Centre being one of them. These Centres support work with local communities to achieve the aim of growing satellite applications to capture a 10% share of the £400 billion global space market predicted by 2030.
The UK Space Agency supports the UK Government’s regional growth agenda and is therefore contributing to the Centres of Excellence Programme. The Centres of Excellence act as representatives and ambassadors for the Catapult in their local region and link the science base in their area with large industry and SMEs. SoXSA has an end-to-end focus on the use of satellite derived data to challenge conventional ideas and develop new concepts in the exploitation of space for the betterment of life on Earth.