Future Innovation with Space Data

Future Innovation with Space Data

Wednesday 17 Nov. 2021  16:00 – 18:30 @Clockwise 
Discovery room series: event - Future Innovation with Space Data 

The SETsquared Exeter team organised a workshop event connecting regional high technology businesses, experts, academics and the wider community. The event aimed to increase awareness in small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) of the application of new technologies linked to space data. It was also an opportunity to showcase current examples on how space data is changing the world of business and the world in general.  

The event brought together experts from various fields. We heard from the fantastic Dan Geerah who demonstrated via The Land App how space data can be used to make informed decisions in land management for long-term economic, environmental and social benefits.  Michael Hanley explained how 4EarthIntelligence (4EI) is transforming geospatial data into actionable insight about the Earth and how monitoring – measuring or analysing – of a broad scope of satellite imagery,  can add value and create innovative data solutions empowering decision makers to lead more sustainable and more informed business activities. 

The interactive workshop facilitated by Joel Freedman, Grant DayDevi Whittle and Dr Sarah Bunney offered participants the opportunity to share, investigate and offer solutions to a variety of social, ecological and economic problems, by maximising the potential and application of space data. 

“The Future Innovation with Space Data event gave SMEs a chance to hear and learn from academics and industry around the importance, opportunity, and real-world application of satellite data. The excellent speakers were engaging and thought provoking, and the hugely enjoyable and successful workshop format allowed for an open and collaborative environment. Making use of the expertise and facilitation on offer to stimulate ideas and arrive at insight” (Colin Dart, the Technology Manager at SETsquared Exeter)  

The UEEZ project provides expert business support to Devon-based start-ups and SMEs and aims to improve the opportunities for innovative business to achieve high growth and accelerate their development. The project is part- funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and part by the University of Exeter.  

The space data event was part of the ‘Discovery Room’ series that focuses on building new collaborations, forging partnerships and supporting the development of the regional innovation ecosystem by connecting the businesses and start-ups with researchers, experts and the wider community.   

The events are open to all members of the business community but are targeted at new and early stage businesses which are interested in developing an understanding and awareness of how such technologies might be adopted.  

We look forward to the next event in Spring 2022. For our future events and opportunities please visit the SETsquared Exeter Events Page.  

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