In September, the Deep Digital Cornwall Team collaborated with Cornwall Aerospace and The South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SWCoESA), to put on our first ‘in-person’ event, to highlight the various funding currently available in the sector and provide insights and opportunities to network.
Since beginning the project in January 2021, we have been primarily restricted to online events, so it was with great excitement (and a little trepidation) that our team joined up with the excellent Beth Colgan and Shelley Jones, from Cornwall Aerospace, and our own Alice Bird from SWCoESA, to host Minerals to Mars.
The event took place at Heartlands, Pool; a site of historical significance to the mining and underground industries, on the 7th September, during Earth observation week 2021.
We heard some great talks and presentations about accessing funding and innovation and satellite applications for georesources, as well as some extremely productive brainstorming sessions on utilising technology and Earth observations.
In the afternoon we held two panels, one on access to funding, and the second on the strategic importance of the georesources, space and Aerospace sectors. These panels included representatives from Cornish Lithium, Access to Finance, European Space Agency SW, Immersive Business, Geoscience Ltd, Spaceport, and the Camborne School of Mines. In between these we were joined by Michael Hanley, Commercial Manager at 4 Earth Intelligence, who presented on Geospatial data for understanding Extreme Environments.
While the panels were taking place in Room 1, we also had opportunities to sit and meet the teams, in Room 2.
And it wouldn’t be Cornwall without polishing the day off with a “Sky-High-Tea”, with tea, cakes and scones and a good opportunity for networking.
Thank you to everyone who attended on the day and made it a success. We look forward to seeing you at future events, both in-person and online!