Competition for immature space entrepreneurs rises off

The SatelLife Competition, now in a third year, is looking for innovative proposals that have a intensity to use information collected from space to advantage a economy, health or a environment.

Enter a competition.

Ideas from final year’s foe enclosed a wristband that uses satellite plcae information and communications services to brand a locations of swimmers and surfers in a sea and a apparatus that would map change in civic areas regulating satellites and algorithms, identifying where building is holding place and intensity sites for development.

Satellites support a economy and bland life, and this foe gives immature people a possibility to exam their ideas with attention experts and maybe one day turn partial of a fastest flourishing zone of a UK economy. The UK space attention is a success story – it supports 38,000 jobs and generates only underneath £14 billion in income opposite a country.

Science apportion Chris Skidmore said:

Young people are ripping with inventive ideas and this foe offers a good event for their suggestions about how best to use information collected from satellites.

I would titillate immature people to get concerned and hopefully their ideas will turn a existence in a nearby future, benefiting us all. The foe is a good instance of how a government’s complicated Industrial Strategy can enthuse and rivet immature people in a hurdles and opportunities of a future.

Last year’s particular leader was Ieuan Higgs, a tyro from Chippenham in Wiltshire. The organisation winners were 4 propagandize friends – Ellie Jones, Jessica Knight, Summer Jeffery and Emily Haddrell – from Truro in Cornwall. The altogether leader in 2017 was 13-year-old James Pearson from Lincolnshire, who came adult with an app to yield information on coastal inundate risks.

Ieuan Higgs, 21, a tyro during a University of Reading, who has been offering a pursuit in a space zone when he graduates given winning final year, said:

Entering a SatelLife Competition authorised me to rise my vicious meditative and problem-solving skills in an interesting, severe way.

This has positively helped me to pull forwards on my approach towards finishing university and supposing me with a certainty to pursue my interests as we ready to launch an sparkling career.

The competition, that is open to those aged 11 to 22 and separate into 3 age groups, aims to support a growth of science, information doing and technological skills. There are dual altogether prizes of £7,500 for a best particular and best team. A serve 7 entries from opposite a age categories will win £5,000, creation a sum esteem account of £50,000.

Previous winners are creation swell on branch their ideas into reality. Medical students Christopher Law, 20, Thomas Franchi and Hammad Jeilani, both 21, from London came adult with an thought to use satellites and drones to assistance people in removed areas who can't entrance simple health caring such as vaccines, birth control or medicine. They have now shaped a company, called MEDeus Ltd, and are operative with a Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield, whose engineers have constructed early-stage worker designs. They have also been invited to join a Westcott Business Incubation Centre.

Elliot Vale, from Stourport-On-Severn, was a leader in 2017 and is building his GeoRescue app focused during people who live in or transport to high-risk healthy disaster areas. Elliott has started a business and is formulation to enter a business incubator this year. While Sam Frampton, another leader from 2017, used his knowledge to pursue a career in a space attention and is now operative for Thales Alenia Space.

The judging row will be done adult of experts including member from a UK Space Agency, a European Space Agency, a Satellite Applications Catapult in Harwell and industry.

Gemma Wilson, Knowledge Exchange Manager during a Satellite Applications Catapult and one of a consultant judges, said:

The SatelLife Competition is a illusory event for destiny space entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative ideas.

This foe could be your initial step to an sparkling career in a space zone as we brand how satellites can yield singular solutions to a bland hurdles we face here on Earth.

Entries can be as teams or people and all esteem winners will be means to representation their thought to a row of ‘dragons’ from a space zone who will offer some-more prizes. Over a final dual years a foe winners have been offering serve funding, obvious recommendation and invitations to plead pursuit opportunities as good as introductions to a other applicable experts for serve help.

The foe closes on 3 Mar 2019. Visit a SatelLife Competition entrance page for some-more information and to apply.

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