Sky and Space Global Ltd. (ASX:SAS, “Sky and Space Global” or ‘the Company”) has reached a significant operational landmark by winning a Research and Development grant from the Polish government and the European Union and has also recently signed five, new, binding MoU agreements with global telecoms operators.
SAS was awarded a Research and Development (R&D) grant for approximately A$500,000 to initiate a project into Machine to Machine (M2M) device innovation, in collaboration with the expert electronics faculty at the Wroclaw University in Poland. The company will use the funds for the creation of an R&D center in Poland as well as for the purchase of equipment that will initiate a full-scale industrial research project into the innovation of M2M devices and smart grids via the SAS smallsat constellation.
In line with SAS’ business strategy, the project will focus on rural locations in Africa and South America and will be dedicated to improving network capabilities. This project is set to disrupt the M2M and smart grid1 market with its proprietary IP technology via its nano-satellite constellation; providing easier and more reliable access to connectivity for local operators.
SAS has also signed MoU agreements with five telecom service providers located in Canada, India, the Caribbean and North and South America and act as a precursor to signing definitive revenue generating agreements, all in due course. This validates the SAS Proprietary IP network and supports the growth strategy of becoming a world leader in the smallsat technology sector. These agreements are with...
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Under the terms of each MoU agreement, SAS and the respective partner will continue to test, discuss and collaborate on how proprietary SAS smallsat IP can be incorporated into current and future projects to improve the reliability and accessibility of the service.
Sky and Space Global’s Managing Director and CEO, Mr. Meir Moalem said that it is with great pleasure he is able to give this update on the firm's most recent operational achievements. The company is excited to begin the newest R&D project with the electronics team at the Wroclaw University in Poland. Research is the lifeblood of innovation and I am very proud we are part of a team that will take space technology to the next level. The SAS team continues to work hard to enhance the company's global exposure and build on the firm's relationships as the final quarter of 2018 approaches... all of the binding agreements signed recently include commercial terms and will be transformed to full commercial contracts.