Delivery team established for Satellite Applications Catapult

Delivery team established for Satellite Applications Catapult

13 Apr 2012

The government has taken the next step to establish an innovation centre for satellite technology and applications.

The Satellite Applications Catapult centre, which will help UK businesses develop new satellite-based products and services, will be established by a consortium of industry pioneers including; Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), Logica, Astrium GEO-Information Services, Nottingham Scientific Ltd (NSL) and Inmarsat Navigation Ventures Ltd.

A delivery team will be established with the consortium members, the International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC), UKspace and the University of Surrey.

The Technology Strategy Board oversees the Catapult and will work with the consortium to help establish the centre, which is expected to open later in the year.

The new consortium is planning a number of events throughout the UK in the weeks and months that follow. These events will engage and brief the space community and other interested groups. For more information please go to https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/space/events.  

Today’s announcement is another milestone in the journey to establish the new network of Catapults. The Catapult initiative represents a long-term commitment and will enable UK businesses to compete in global markets worth billions. Scientists, engineers and business innovators will be able to pool expertise, intelligence and experience on a national scale and make a significant contribution to our economy.

View the press release here

View more information about the Satellite Applications Catapult here.

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Last updated on Friday 18 May 2012 at 16:08

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