Spaceport Cornwall lands Educational Project of the Year at Satellite Innovation Group Awards 2022
Spaceport Cornwall has been awarded ‘Educational Project of the Year’ in The Satcoms Innovation Group’s 2022 SIG awards, in recognition of the Story of a Satellite Exhibition held at Newquay Airport Cornwall last summer.
The Satcoms Innovation Group (SIG) works to promote innovation in the satellite communication industry. Aiming to improve operational efficiency and reduce the impact of the changing satellite ecosystem by fostering relationships between operators, manufacturers and solutions providers. Providing a forum for debate, through workshops, events, social media and via the organisations News Hub.
Each year, some of the largest organisations within the industry come together at SIG’s annual workshops to discuss innovation and the current challenges facing the satellite industry.
The team at Spaceport Cornwall were nominated for the annual SIG award by SIG advisory board member, Martin Coleman, who felt that the effort put into the exhibit, and the positive effect it had on visiting families, children and students deserved recognition.
The award was accepted in March 2022 by Martin on Spaceport Cornwall’s behalf at an SIG workshop in Florida, and recently presented to the team here in the UK by Martin himself.
Martin Coleman, Satellite Innovation Group Advisory Board: “The Educational Project of the Year Award is vitally important. Without engaged students, the future of the satcoms industry will grind to a halt. Spaceport Cornwall has received this award for its innovative approach in engaging students of all ages in space, building a solid future for the industry.”