ScotlandIS member, Space Intelligence, has made it into the final phase of the GRAVITY Challenge 04 – the fourth round of a global space innovation program connecting real world problems with the experts who can solve them.
Seven technology companies around the world made the final list, with Space Intelligence being one of two Scottish companies selected for this group – a significant achievement for the Edinburgh-based data analysis and intelligence generation company.
After being recommended by ScotlandIS as an exhibitor for Scottish Development International’s Scotland Net Zero Days at Dubai Expo 2020, Space Intelligence was able to showcase how its work with space data can help solve environmental issues. The area of the GRAVITY Challenge that the company pitched for, and was ultimately successful in, was NatWest Group’s challenge: “Can we help businesses transition to a net zero economy using space data?”
The GRAVITY Challenge brings end-users, data providers and innovators together to solve some of the most pressing economic, social and environmental problems we are facing on earth today. From better understanding how whales can assist in the fight against climate change, improving response times to natural disasters, establishing more sustainable agriculture practices, developing instant disaster relief payments and more, the applications of space technology are limitless.
Space Intelligence and the other finalists will now work directly with challenge holders to pitch their solutions in May, with the Challenge Champions – who will move into scaling conversations with organisations – announced in June.
Dr Alexis Moyer, Geospatial Analyst and ESG Data Lead at Space Intelligence, commented: “We’re delighted to have made it to the next phase of the GRAVITY Challenge. There’s a lot of scope for satellite data analytics to support ESG goals, for example assessing the impact of a company’s activities and supply chain assets in terms of landscape change and carbon and biodiversity loss.
“We’re looking forward to working with NatWest Group to explore how satellite data can help businesses in their journey to Net Zero.”