The Satellite Applications Catapult is a not-for-profit research organisation which acts as a neutral trusted entry point to an entire network of UK expertise in applications development across government, academia and industry. The company’s primary purpose is to promote, develop and facilitate the commercialisation and advancement of the satellite applications industry. The Catapult is one of a network of centres established by Innovate UK to accelerate the take up of emerging technologies.
The Catapult recognises that satellite technology has a key role to play in addressing the global challenges around food security and has a strategic interest in the agriculture sector, knowing that satellites can enable and enhance applications in many ways. For example, providing positioning information, they can deliver wide-scale observation on a frequent, regular basis and facilitate communications. Satellites are also resilient to disruption such as disasters and adverse weather, offering growers information at critical points throughout a crop’s lifecycle. The Catapult works with UK farming businesses and service providers, including those wishing to extend their businesses abroad, develop services that are applicable in other countries or take part in international trials or competitions.
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