EMCoE is a partnership of the University of Leicester, the British Geological Survey and the National Centre of Earth Observation, established and supported by the Satellite Applications Catapult and the UK Space Agency. 

The centre is led by the University of Leicester and is located at the University’s new Leicester Innovation Hub, a £5.1m dedicated creative incubation and innovation space in the heart of the city, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), to provide an easy to find ‘front door’ to the University’s innovation support, expertise and facilities, especially in Earth Observation and GIS.

EMCoE objectives

EMCoE aim is to achieve regional economic growth with the help of space-enabled technologies

Main objectives:

  • Establish t he Catapult’s presence in the region
  • Foster collaborations between HEI and businesses /in the region
  • Promote the use of satellite data and help organisations develop satellite applications

The Centre works across the East Midlands, engaging with businesses and higher educational institutions, in order to drive economic growth by supporting businesses in understanding potential of the use of satellite data, and fostering the development of related satellite-enabled applications.

In coalition with the NCEO, EMCoE is a member of Copernicus Relay network launched by the European Commission in 2016 to boost the user uptake of the Copernicus programme. The East Midlands Copernicus Relay acts as a multiplier, developing initiatives to promote Copernicus as sustainable source of full, free, open and reliable data and  information that meet the needs of local public services and can have high commercial potential for businesses in the region.

If you would like to know more about this programme please  visit the Satellite Applications Catapult website using the link provided on the right hand side.