Space is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, with the ambition to capture 10% of the world market by 2030. Currently, the UK manufactures over 20% of the satellites in orbit and has established a path towards launching satellites from UK soil by 2021.

Innovate UK Business Connect has deep knowledge of the space industry, and has produced a new interactive UK Space Sector Landscape Map in collaboration with the UK Space Agency. Our team brings together a range of different stakeholders from industry, academia and government to enable consortia building and provide clear direction to people who want to innovate the space sector.

The ‘Meeting Net Zero with the Power of Place’ publication explores the opportunities for location intelligence in the fight against climate change, and showcases the vast potential of inclusive growth, collaboration, system thinking and cultural change in dealing with global challenges. Click here to explore the interactive report. 

‘Geo for Earth Podcast Series’ An on the go way to explore the role that location intelligence plays in helping us understand our planet and tackle climate change. Listen now.

Our current focus in this area

Connecting the UK’s growing Space community with industrial collaborators, research-based expertise, investment opportunities and funders.

Related Opportunities

Unlocking Space for Business 2024

Opens: 27/03/2024 Closes: 22/05/2024

Proposals are sought for innovative pilot projects, funded by the UK Space Agency’s Unlocking Space for Business programme.

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Space4Rail ESA open call

Opens: 01/11/2023 Closes: 31/12/2025

Funding to support the use of space-based assets to improve the European Rail system

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European Space Agency call: dark side of the Earth

Opens: 11/03/2024 Closes: 31/05/2024

ESA seek feasibility studies using space-based night-time datasets to create services and solutions for a variety of sectors.

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