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Geospatial

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 to help them identify and overcome their geospatial data challenges and create opportunities to drive economic growth.

Over the next two years, KTN will be running a series of workshops to raise awareness of the insights that geospatial data can bring to key sectors such as infrastructure, finance, agri-food, transport and health.

Sign up to the Innovation Network (previously known as SIG) here to receive news and updates, and join the conversation on the Geospatial Insights LinkedIn group.

‘The Power Of Place – A Sustainable Future With Geospatial Insights’ Click here to download your copy. 

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.

Our Geospatial Expert

Luca Budello

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Funding Opportunities

Utility strike avoidance on Highways England network (KTN and i3P Innovation Exchange challenge)

KTN-iX is looking for innovative solutions to avoid striking utility assets during maintenance and construction of Highways England’s Strategic Road Network. The winning business(es) will be given opportunities to present solutions to major infrastructure clients, and to deliver a demonstration with Highways England delivery partners.

Opens: 28/05/2021 Closes: 18/06/2021

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Young Innovators Awards 2021/22

Young people (aged 18-30 on 28th July 2021) can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality, which includes a grant for £5,000, a living allowance, and tailored business support.

Opens: 14/06/2021 Closes: 28/07/2021

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DASA Space To Innovate: Alpha Drop Challenge

To promote space resilience and operational effectiveness, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has teamed up with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Space Programme to launch the Space to Innovate Campaign. The first challenges (Alpha Drop) are open now.

Opens: 14/06/2021 Closes: 04/08/2021

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Recorded: 10th May

Geospatial Data in Transport: A Snapshot of Innovative Projects

Join KTN and Innovate UK at this virtual event, hosted on behalf the of the Geospatial Commission, showcasing innovative projects that were funded through the ‘SBRI: Using Geospatial Data to Solve Transport Challenges Phase 1’ competition. The £2m fund from the Geospatial Commission, in partnership with Innovate UK, is to support the future of mobility for the UK.

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News

21.01.2021

KTN and UK Space Agency launch UK Space Sector Landscape Map

The new interactive tool is set to become a main point of reference for the UK Space Sector, mapping the capabilities of over 1000 organisations in the industry.

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19.04.2021

Horizon Europe Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space

Horizon Europe is the next European Funding Framework Programme following on from its predecessor Horizon 2020. It will run for seven years from 2021 to 2027. The total budget set for the programme is €95.5 billion. There are six Clusters under Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness. Digital, Industry and Space is Cluster 4.

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