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SPRINT on show at Leicester Business Festival and SpaceUp

SPRINT Roadshow at The University of Leicester

SME businesses from Leicestershire and beyond got the opportunity to hear about the benefits of SPRINT at two recent business and space-related events.

University of Leicester SPRINT innovation advisors, Dr Stephen Wright and Carmine Maffei gave presentations about the programme at the annual Leicester Business Festival and at the SpaceUp Leicester ‘unconference’.

During his workshop – ‘seeing your business from new heights’ – at the Leicester Business Festival, Carmine gave examples of how satellite data could be used to enhance business opportunities and how SPRINT, innovation vouchers and other funding streams can be used to support businesses interested in using satellite-derived data.

Stephen delivered a presentation as part of the ‘entrepreneurial success in Leicester’ session at the Leicester Business Festival, showing the breadth of opportunities within the space sector including legal services, software engineering, artificial intelligence, materials and engineering. He described several SPRINT projects in progress at the University of Leicester and others in development.

At SpaceUp Leicester, Carmine discussed SPRINT with a number of enthusiastic small businesses and several projects are now under discussion.


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