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EIT Digital Webinar | Space Data for the Digital Economy

May 20 - 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

A chance to learn about how space derived data can add value to the digital economy.

EIT Digital, and the University of Edinburgh invite you to a Space and Digital Economy focused Webinar on Wednesday 20th May.

This event is focussed on the growing opportunities for using space derived data for downstream, digital applications. This event will showcase the breadth of what can be achieved via space-based solutions to meet the challenges and opportunities faced by the digital economy. In particular we will look across some of the 5 EIT Digital focus areas of digital wellbeing, digital cities, digital tech, digital industry and digital finance.

Event Panellists:

Callum Norrie.    – Integrator for Space Networks Scotland

Iain Woodhouse – CEO, CarboMap

Yvette Hopkins   – Director of Operations, Shetland Space Centre

Allan Cannon     –  CEO, R3 IoT

Pam Anderson   – Head of Institutional Engagement, AAC Clyde Space

There will also be the chance to learn about co-funding opportunities for applied research with EIT Digital’s Doctoral Schools and collaborative innovation projects through EIT Digital’s €70M annual call and our two immediate funding opportunities under the Data Against COVID-19 theme.

EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. EIT Digital in Scotland is funded by our partners Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Funding Council. We are also supported by Highlands & Islands Enterprise, FinTech Scotland, Edinburgh Innovations and University of Edinburgh.

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The University of Edinburgh has an outstanding history of discovery, invention and innovation.

Research conducted at Edinburgh has laid the foundations of modern economics and sociology, the Enlightenment, geology, English literature, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, antiseptic surgery, nephrology and the theory of evolution.

Edinburgh-based researchers discovered carbon dioxide, latent and specific heat, chloroform anaesthesia, SARS and the Higgs boson and developed the Hepatitis B vaccine, the hypodermic syringe, the kaleidoscope, the vacuum flask, the ATM, the diving chamber and in-vitro fertilisation.

The University is now heavily featuring in the space sector with expertise in space data processing (including forest monitoring and management, agriculture, landslide predictions, meteorology, greenhouse gas detection from space and much more) as well as exploring the management of fire risk in space, developing rocket fuel pods, developing clean-burn rocket fuels and tracking the skies for space debris. We even have teams developing deep-space probes, and others writing literature about space.

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The webinar link will be emailed to registered ticket holders on the morning of 20th May.