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.
Our current focus in this area
SBRI: Unlocking Space for Business Feasibility Study - Phase 1
Opens: 17/11/2023 Closes: 15/12/2023
The UK Space Agency seeks feasibility studies, combining terrestrial technologies with satellite data and services, for the Transport and Financial sectors.
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
Innovate UK Smart Grants September 2023
Opens: 28/09/2023 Closes: 17/01/2024
Apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.
Related Events and Recordings
Join Innovate UK KTN to Explore the Future of Earth Observation at Space-Comm Expo 2023
Discover the future of space for your business at Space-Comm Expo in Farnborough on 7th-8th June 2023, the UK’s largest event dedicated to the commercial aspects of space exploration.
From Space to Field: Using Earth Observation in AgriFood in the UK and Africa
Earth Observation (EO) – including satellite data and drone imaging – is used to support innovation across agriculture and food production, from monitoring weather conditions and improving in-field decision making to managing supply chains. African countries are now developing world-leading expertise in these space technologies.