11 companies gathered at ECCI this week to share innovative ideas around space-based solutions that will help a range of sectors – from agriculture to transport and the built environment – accelerate their transition to net zero.
Each of the companies were selected to take part in the Scotland Can Do ‘Applying Space Data to the Net Zero Economy’ research and development (R&D) challenge run by Scottish Enterprise.
The R&D challenge called on companies to demonstrate innovative space-based solutions that will help a range of sectors – from agriculture to transport and the built environment – accelerate their transition to net zero.
Scottish Enterprise was so impressed by the quality of applicants that the number of projects supported was increased from the planned 10 to 12 – spanning 11 companies.
Each project will receive a grant of up to £30,000 (USD 37,000) and business support to help develop and test the technical and economic feasibility of their ideas. The total prize pot of £360,000 (USD 443,000) is jointly funded by Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Government and The Data Lab.
The companies included ECCI-supported Town Rock Energy, Trade in Space and Space Intelligence. Full details of all 11 participating companies, alongside comments about their respective projects, can be found below.
The event also included representatives from Space Scotland, AstroAgency, the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, ScotlandIS, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (part of UKRI), Satellite Applications Catapult (SAC), The Data Lab and Scottish Government plus Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International (SDI) specialists.