Solving societal challenges with space technology

Satellite Applications Open Innovation Programme


How can space technology and satellite data be used to solve significant societal challenges?

Urban Foresight was commissioned to develop and deliver an open innovation programme to use space technology and satellite data to tackle significant societal challenges.

The open innovation programme was designed to have a demonstrable positive impact and achieve multiple beneficial outcomes.

The first of these was to accelerate business growth by helping to bring ideas, processes and products closer to market. This included forming new collaborations and the securing additional investment into the space and satellite technology sector in North East England.

Engaging businesses, inistitutions and the public sector in the programme also provided an opportunity to challenge existing cultures and mindsets that hinder collaborative approaches to innovation.

The programme was launched in 2017 and will run until 2020.


What We Delivered

We run open innovation programmes that enable organisations to connect with new ideas, assets and opportunities

We are expert at running workshops and focus groups, using a variety of tools and techniques to combine and share information from large and small groups

Understanding key stakeholders, determining their priorities and defining their relationship to a client or project

We help public and private sector bidders to prepare and price winning bids

Assessment of concepts, products and services according to defined social, economic and environmental criteria

Sector Expertise

Understanding innovative applications of space technologies and satellite data

Advising on ways to share, manage and exploit data assets

Advising on the commercial and disruptive potential of new technologies