UK-Africa Space Tech​ for Sustainability Global Innovation Network

Boosting collaboration and sustainable innovation between African and UK space technology companies while simultaneously enhancing positive social impact through space technology development and its applications.

About the network

Delivered by Innovate UK Global Alliance Africa, this UK-Africa Space Technology for Sustainability Global Innovation Network is a platform that enables interaction and collaboration between the UK, South Africa, Rwanda and Kenya, to enable companies to harness cross-sectoral and international opportunities within the space technology industry.

This community is focused on enabling innovation across the whole value chain; from fostering upstream, midstream, and downstream capabilities in each territory, based on their respective strategies and socio-economic needs. We have brought together those with great knowledge and world-class expertise to unlock the full potential of what space technology can achieve on earth, and beyond. These experts span across all roles and industries, from parliamentary members to governmental agencies, NGOs, entrepreneurs, technology hubs, and consultants. This Global Innovation Network also wants to focus on the inclusion of young adults who are passionate about the space industry wherever possible.

Objectives

Our network will provide a platform to deliver on the following objectives:​

Collaboration

Impactful collaboration

Enable impactful collaboration between the UK, South Africa, Rwanda and Kenya.

ClarityReliability

Value of space technology

Highlight the multi-lateral value that space technology can offer to society.

Adaptability

Building opportunities

Provide opportunities to inspire and build capacity for the future workforce of space technology.

Report

UK-Africa Space Technology Knowledge Exchange Tour

This report outlines the design of the knowledge exchange tour, maps the learning captured, and unpacks the value-add it provided to the stakeholders across each of the particpating territories.

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Focus Areas

The UK-Africa Space Tech for Sustainability Global Innovation Network seeks to drive an innovative and fundamental shift ​in the space technology industry, with the aim to promote sustainability, innovation and enhanced collaboration between the UK and African space technology partners.​
Optimising access to and quality of geospatial data

Optimising access to and quality of geospatial data

We will support the visibility of space data in cross-sectors and enable collaborations that create easier access to valuable data on the ground.

 Cross-sector earth observation applications

Cross-sector earth observation applications

This area is where the most impact is possible on the ground, and we will enhance existing opportunities within the earth observation space to enable more innovation through multi-national collaboration.

Enabling space technology entrepreneurship for SDGs​

Enabling space technology entrepreneurship for SDGs​

Entrepreneurship development in this area will unlock investment and job creation. We aim to educate and enable entrepreneurial activities using space data and technologies.


Alana Kruger

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