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EarthSense Moves to Space Park Leicester Following Significant Company Growth

EarthSense, the air quality specialist today announced its move to recently developed research and innovation centre, Space Park Leicester to support its company growth.

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The EarthSense team stand outside their new office at Space Park Leicester

After achieving 60 per cent year-on-year growth and a recruitment drive which has seen the team grow to 26, EarthSense will occupy a whole floor at Space Park Leicester. The relocation will enable the air quality monitoring firm to benefit from increased workspace for its expanding team and collaborative working with private sector experts and academics.

The newly established research and innovation centre, provides a shared space for academics, researchers, and industry to carry out world-leading research and skill development to support the city’s fast-growing space sector.

EarthSense first began trading in 2016 following 15 years of cutting-edge research at the University of Leicester, which is leading the development of Space Park Leicester in partnership with Leicester City Council and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP).

The air quality specialist offers commercial services for air quality monitoring and modelling which allow organisations such as local authorities, transport businesses, and construction companies to visualise and solve local and nationwide pollution challenges.

EarthSense’s award-winning Zephyr® air quality monitor provides real-time measurements of harmful gases and particulates in ambient air. Measured air quality data is sent to EarthSense’s intuitive MyAir® web application where it can be viewed, analysed, and downloaded to understand air pollution sources, patterns, and trends in more detail.

EarthSense also offers MappAir®, an air quality model which uses cloud-based inputs to provide visualisations of how air pollution behaves and flows around buildings and urban canyons on a city, national, and global resolution. The model provides historic air quality data and up to three-day forecasts, allowing for future planning around days which are likely to see elevated pollution concentrations.

The EarthSense subscription-based monitoring services received the royal seal of approval in April 2021 after being awarded an Innovation Award by the Queens Award for Enterprise 2021.

Tom Hall, Managing Director at EarthSense said: “We have enjoyed continued growth during a challenging time. To enable us to expand we are becoming part of the Space Park Leicester community where we will not only benefit from the increased space, but also the opportunity to collaborate with other like-minded companies and academics from the University.”

Hall continued: “The new office will give us space to further expand the EarthSense team by recruiting new talented individuals, so that we can respond to developments within the air quality market by further improving our technologies and services.”

Dr Roland Leigh, Technical Director at EarthSense said: “As a company which is a result of research from the University of Leicester, we’re benefitting greatly because of our move to Space Park Leicester and our relationship with the University.

“This will enable us to continually provide the most up-to-date and innovative services for improving public health around the world.” continued Leigh.

Professor Sarah Davies, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of College for Science and Engineering at the University of Leicester, added: “As a university, we are proud of EarthSense and what the team has gone on to achieve and are delighted that it has chosen Space Park Leicester as the base for its expansion plans. We look forward to welcoming the EarthSense team as one of our first co-location partners.”

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