The latest SPRINT roadshow took place at the Surrey Space Centre on the University of Surrey campus on 12 March.
The aim of the event, well-attended by academics, partners and local SME businesses, was to demonstrate that space technologies, and satellite imagery and data are being utilised in a rapidly increasing range of applications from transport, construction and agriculture, to medicine, environmental sustainability and disaster relief.
Attendees heard from leading experts about the benefits of forming collaborative partnerships within the SPRINT programme and met companies involved in services for space and other key sectors.
Speakers included the Director of the Surrey Space Centre, Professor Guglielmo ‘G’ Aglietti; Vice-Provost, Research and Innovation, Professor David Sampson and members of the SPRINT team, who presented news from current and upcoming SPRINT projects and explained how SMEs can access funding.
Professor Guglielmo Aglietti, Director of the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey, said: “It was a pleasure to speak at the regional SPRINT event, but it was more of a delight to witness the excitement in the room at the immense opportunity that exists within the space sector. The collaborative effort of academia, small businesses and traditional actors within the space industry is now key to many activities in future missions.”
Ross Burgon, Head of the national SPRINT programme added: “It was refreshing to see so many businesses and academics engaging around the opportunities available through the SPRINT programme and potentially accessing to expertise, data and facilities from the University of Surrey and our other SPRINT universities.”
For more information on the capabilities of the University of Surrey for businesses on the SPRINT programme, contact Ian James, Innovation Adviser on 01483 683789 or via email at email@example.com