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Innovation and Collaboration Funding
10:00am to 12:00pm - 28 September 2022
Virtual Webinar

Join Location Data Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Innovate UK and European Space Agency to discover how they can support your organisation.

This event will explore Scottish, wider UK and International funding opportunities for companies working across the geospatial sector in Scotland. Attendees will also benefit from guidance and support on preparing an application for funding and building a consortium of collaboration partners as part of the process.


Tracey Ward
Innovation Collaboration and Funding

Tracey WardTracey works in Scottish Enterprise, supporting companies who are developing market-oriented innovation or research and development projects. Her role involves exploring potential funding options from various sources nationally and internationally and supporting companies to develop robust funding applications. The role also involves using various networks to find national and international partners. Tracey has worked with a wide variety of technology based companies with applications across many sectors.

Ken Gordon
Business Ambassadors

Kenneth GordonESA Space Solutions funding supports organisations that want to develop a problem-solving product or service that uses satellite data (GPS, weather or earth observation) for which there is a market demand. His previous experience includes managing design teams focussed on the aerospace, explosives, automotive and consumer sectors, managing EU innovation programmes and as a bid writing consultant.

Carol Sunderland
Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy (AIDE) Team, Innovate UK

Carol leads on satellite applications, cross-sector geospatial applications together with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and innovation for the National Timing Centre (NTC) programme.

Attendees will also have the chance to put their questions to the speakers via an interactive panel discussion.



  • Location Data Scotland


  • 10:30 - 10:40 : Welcome - Location Data Scotland, Dr Ashley Stewart
  • 10:40 - 10:55 : Innovate UK, Carol Sunderland

    Overview of available support from Innovate UK

  • 10:55 - 11:10 : European Space Agency, Ken Gordon

    Overview of available support from ESA

  • 11:10 - 11:30 : Scottish Enterprise – Funding Information & Support Service, Tracey Ward

    Overview of available support from SE & FISS

  • 11:30 - 11:50 : Panel Discussion

    Top 5 tips for preparing a funding application

  • 11:50 - 12:00 : Closing remarks