A spinout from University of Leicester to tackle air pollution is moving into Space Park Leicester as part of their business growth plan.

EarthSense was formed to develop and launch new commercial services to provide better air quality monitoring services on the back of cutting-edge research.

Following year-on-year growth and a recruitment drive to bring the team up to 26, the company is now taking up a whole floor at the new Space Park Leicester – which has been led by the University of Leicester and been designed to enable collaboration between researchers and industry.

EarthSense was previously based at nearby DOCK, Leicester’s hub for high tech, low carbon and innovative businesses, where it had shared office space, but the relocation will see the firm benefit from increased workspace as well as collaborative working with other private sector experts and academics.

EarthSense was developed following 15 years of research at the University of Leicester, eventually spinning out in 2016. Its scientists have created the Zephyr®, an air quality monitor designed to measure the real-time levels of harmful gases and particulates in ambient air and the high-resolution map of air pollution, MappAir®. This air quality model combines data from satellites and Zephyr® air quality monitors together with a complex mix of other source data to provide critical information on air pollution on a global, national and city resolution.

EarthSense have also introduced MyAir®, an intuitive web application which allows its clients to view, analyse and download measured and modelled air quality data all in one platform.

In April, EarthSense received the Innovation award by the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2021 following consistent 60 per cent annual company growth over a number of years.

Space Park Leicester has been designed to enable collaboration between the University of Leicester’s researchers and the private sector, creating high quality knowledge-based jobs, building the skills base, and contributing to economic growth and resilience of the economy

The project is being led by the University of Leicester in partnership with Leicester City Council and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP).

To find out more visit the EarthSense website.

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