Bayes Centre News: Bayes Centre welcomes a delegation from 10 companies as part of Canada Space Mission
The Bayes Centre was pleased to host a delegation from 10 companies as part of Canada Space Mission.
The companies visited the Bayes Centre on Friday 11th of March and were on a space trade mission to the UK with the final stop in Edinburgh to learn more about the booming Scottish space ecosystem and find out about the data science capabilities at the University of Edinburgh.
The companies attending were impressed with the vast and very well connected space sector in Scotland, hearing from colleagues in Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise. The event enabled the Space Innovation Hub team to share their exciting plans to become the Space Data Capital of Europe and showcase the University’s end-to-end space capability.
Discussions started about collaborating closer with colleagues in Canada and the expectation is to start some exciting projects in the near future.
The Canadian delegation who visited included:
- Alpha Insights - Neil Allyn, Co-Founder & Vice President of Project Management
- Auracle Geospatial Science - David McLelland, CEO
- Auracle Geospatial Science - Julie McLelland
- C-COM Satellite Systems - Leslie Klein, President & CEO
- Lux Aerobot - Vincent Lachance, CEO & Co-Founder
- Lux Aerobot - Katrina Albert
- Mission Control Space Services - Ewan Reid, President & CEO
- Orbital Research - Ian McEachern, President & CEO
- QSTC -Gurvinder Chohan, Founder & CEO
- Reaction Dynamics - Simon Evetts
- DIT - Naia Park, Los Angeles
- DIT - Ray Enone, Montreal
- UK Space Agency - Gracie Laurence
During the visit, the companies took a tour of the Bayes Centre and the Space Innovation Hub. The visit included a company showcase which involved short pitches.
Participant: Vincent Lachance, CEO
Lux is a space-robotics company that specializes in the design, manufacturing, and operation of high-altitude platforms for earth observation. The company is developing AI solutions to help a range of applications, from wildfire management to national security, leveraging machine learning algorithms. Note: I have spoken to Vincent in the past and he had indicated, pre-pandemic, that he would like to set up a data analytics operation in Edinburgh. Be able to build relationships with key contacts to ensure we have a soft landing in the UK.
Mission Control Space Services
Participant: Ewan Reid, CEO
A space exploration and robotics company with a focus on mission operations, onboard autonomy, and artificial intelligence. The company’s software streamlines end-to-end development and operations for robotic missions. Establish relationships with UK based companies and research institutions with a view to establishing design partnerships. Increase knowledge/awareness/understanding of the UK space sector and opportunities and support for foreign direct investment, i.e. establishing operations in the UK.
Participant: Gurvinder Chohan, CEO
Company offer proprietary space and propulsion systems technologies, materials, and service solutions to develop innovative space engineering solutions. Services include contract R&D, engineering consulting, ground receiving stations & components, satellite launch consulting, satellite, satellite systems & components. We expect to understand better the UK space market, establish contacts with potential investors, partner for co-development or manufacturing, Academia and space incubators for setting up facility in UK.
Participant: David McLelland, CEO
Developer of remote sensing and geospatial technology designed to provide a full satellite data acquisition service. The company’s technology uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to manage, analyze, and model a range of spatial information in a single, comprehensive system. We expect the initiation and development of connections and a better understanding of supply chain and market availability for 3D subsurface modelling and monitoring.
Participant: Ian McEachern, CEO
The company manufactures high end, high performance frequency converters and satellite communications components. Orbital Research provides standard and custom SATCOM equipment to customers in the military, aeronautical, earth observation, satellite news gathering industries. To meet potential partner organizations and learn more about the new-space capabilities of Wales, England and Scotland.
Participant: Leslie Klein, CEO
The company designs, develops, and manufactures commercial grade, fully motorized, auto-pointing mobile attennas (iNetVu) for the delivery of broadband internet to remote areas. C-Com is a publicly traded company, listed on the Toronto stock exchange. To meet R&D and manufacturing companies involved in the satellite business and find out if there would be possibilities for us to work with them and if synergies could exist between what they are doing in the same space we are working in.
Participant: Neil Allyn, Co-Founder and VP of Project Management
Developer of a duel-band synthetic aperture radar satellite technology designed to offer in-orbit processing that detects ground objects immediately. The company’s technology uses an AI-based self-cueing mode of satellite surveillance to deliver global insights to security, agriculture, insurance, infrastructure, environment, and supply chain industries. Introductions to government stakeholders, potential customer introductions, manufacturers, engineering partners.