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Webinar: Space and 5G - Project Opportunities in Scotland

The European Space Agency (ESA), in coordination with the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the UK Space Agency are collaborating around a funding call for the development of terrestrial and space technologies in support of the UK’s logistics sector. 

To support interest in this funding call, the Scotland 5G Centre has organised an information and development session for the morning of 28th September. Join on Monday 28 September 10:30 CEST (09:30 BST) for a live conversation with representatives of ESA, DCMS, UK Space Agency and experts on the Logistics sector to reflect on the impact of converged 5G terrestrial and satellite communication network on business models. The aim of this webinar is to showcase Scotland's strength in these technologies.

The funding call – 'Space and 5G convergence: Transport & Logistics' – is due to close on 15 December 2020. It is open for companies to submit ideas for demonstration projects focusing on the development and pilot of sustainable downstream services addressing UK Government’s priorities in the logistics sector.

Please see the agenda below: 

Introduction and Welcome – Paul Coffey, CEO, Scotland 5G Centre  

09.30 - 09.40 

The Project Opportunity - Introduction and information session  

09.40 - 10.10  

  • Emily Gravestock – UK Space Agency
  • Mohammad Lari - DCMS
  • Rita Rinaldo - ESA

Worked examples of advanced 5G logistics (suggested as)  

10.10 – 10.40  

  • 5G Transport and Logistics: Robert Gardner, Innovation Engineer, Network Rail   
  • Introduction to Smart Ports: Elaine Scott ¬ North East Satellite Applications CoE
  • 5G and Urban Mobility - Adrian Talbot | Head of Centre of Excellence for Mobility -Ferrovial  

Moderator: Paul Coffey 

10.40 – 11.00   

  • Kenneth Gordon - Scotland Ambassador ESA Business Applications 
  • Open Discussion on potential projects in Scotland   
  • Agreement on formative consortia and collaborative actions  



To register for this event, please do so below:

15 September 2020
Last updated at 28 September 2020 - 16:07