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The world is powered by data; turning data into information helps us make decisions across all sectors of the economy. KTN hosts an innovation network (otherwise known as special interest group) that focuses on connecting the data holders and data processors with the people that can benefit from the insight geospatial data can provide.

From the large imagery data sets provided by earth observation through to sensor data connected through the Internet of Things, the Geospatial Innovation Network convenes and connects people across sectors – like infrastructure, transport or health – to help them identify and overcome their geospatial data challenges and create opportunities to drive economic growth.

Sign up to the Innovation Network’s newsletter here to receive the latest news and updates, and join the conversation on Twitter and on our LinkedIn group.

‘The Power Of Place – A Sustainable Future With Geospatial Insights’ is a collaboration between KTN and Ordnance Survey where industry leaders and emerging thinkers reflect on the changing landscape of geospatial technology and its impact across sectors. Click here to download your copy. 

NEWS || The registrations are now open for the Space & Geospatial Virtual Pavilion for COP26, 1-11 November 2021! Organised by KTN in collaboration 30+ national and international partners, the 11-day Virtual Pavilion will explore the role of innovation, inclusive growth, and collaboration in supporting the climate emergency and meeting Net Zero targets, using the power of place. Click here to register today.

Our Geospatial Expert

Luca Budello

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Funding Opportunities

Horizon Europe Space Calls closing February 2022

Up to €80m total funding available from Horizon Europe for a variety of space-related open calls.

Opens: 01/11/2021 Closes: 16/02/2022

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Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Civil Security for Society - Cluster 3

Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for civil security for society, with closing dates in September, October or November 2021, or February or November 2022. Some of these also include security, cyber security, AI, and/or infrastructure.

Opens: 09/08/2021 Closes: 23/11/2022

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The Explore Programme - 6 week accelerator for early stage entry into the space sector

Do you have a startup in the space sector? Are you using space technology for your business like GPS, earth observation or satellite data? Do you have a business in another sector and want to explore the opportunities Space can bring? Entrepreneurial Spark’s programme is aimed at early stage entry into the space sector.

Opens: 01/12/2021 Closes: 14/01/2022

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Recorded: 1st November

Space & Geospatial Virtual Pavilion

Meeting Net Zero with the power of place.

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UK Space Agency extends funding to national SPRINT programme to support collaborations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

The UK Space Agency (UKSA) has extended its funding for the national SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology) programme by £200,000 to support collaborations with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. An event to find out more will be held on 25th and 26th November in Edinburgh.

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Innovate UK KTN supports Scotland’s CAN DO Innovation Summit

Global experts will address Scotland’s CAN DO Innovation Summit: Wade Davis, Vice President of Inclusion Strategy for Product at Netflix; Gayemarie Brown, Forbes Top Female Futurist; and Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, are among the keynote speakers.

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