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Space Enterprise Labs opened across the UK providing physical spaces for national collaboration

Space Enterprise Labs opened across the UK providing physical spaces for national collaboration

SETsquared Exeter is delighted to host one of six Satellite Applications Catapult’s network of Space Enterprise Labs (SEL) now open. The SEL are at locations across the UK, providing users with access to the latest collaborative technology, resources and expertise. 

In response to the changing needs of organisations to engage and collaborate virtually with organisations beyond their locality, the roll out of the Space Enterprise Labs is a new evolution in response to the way in which we now all work, democratising access to the space sector regardless of your location. The Space Enterprise Labs work in collaboration with existing space organisations and academic institutions across the country. 

The Space Enterprise Labs are modular physical spaces for innovation that are digitally inclusive. Located across the country, the Space Enterprise Labs,  operational from September 2021, will provide users with Zoom licenses, virtual reality headsets and access to Microsoft Surface Hubs as well as a modern, professional and safe working environment. 

The innovative and inclusive services at the Space Enterprise Labs enable the virtual delivery of meetings, business sprints, user engagement spark sessions and other services such as virtual whiteboards and built-in video conferencing, for everyone within the UK space sector to utilise.

Lucy Edge, Chief Operations Officer at the Satellite Applications Catapult commented: “We are delighted to be launching the Space Enterprise Labs as we continue to support the growth of the space sector across the UK. These unique facilities embrace the new hybrid way in which we all now engage, while also offering a safe and secure environment to foster UK-wide space innovation and discussion.  Businesses across the UK will now be able to collaborate across a range of high-tech, high-innovation subjects, to bring ideas and customers together more effectively.”

Remarking on the launch of the Exeter-based SEL, Colin Dart – Technology Manager at SETsquared Exeter said: “The launch of the Exeter Space Enterprise Lab at the SETsquared Exeter Accelerator gives our members and the wider regional audience a great chance to engage with the space sector easily and effectively.

It will be exciting to see how they capitalise on this wonderful resource and space that enable quality learning, collaboration, and incorporation of new data and technology into innovation development.”

SETsquared Exeter is also pleased to focus their November Discovery Room event on ‘Future Innovation with Space Data’, which will draw upon the region’s expertise and explore future applications of space data. 

The Discovery Room series unites SMEs, sector experts, researchers and entrepreneurs to learn about effective business applications of new technologies and innovation. For more information on the event and to book your free space visit the dedicated Eventbrite page.

Further general information on SEL, including the latest launch and booking details can be found at www.sa.catapult.org.uk/sel

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