Nottingham and Surrey win space grants

October 24, 1997

TWO joint university business ventures in space technology have won government Foresight backing, John Battle, minister for science, industry and energy, announced this week. One is a project involving Nottingham University and the Institute of Hydrology which aims to harness satellite technology to improve the management of water resources. The second is a venture involving Surrey University to boost satellite-to-ground communications. The awards provide 50 per cent funding towards projects bringing together business and the science base to work on projects meeting Space Foresight criteria.

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