Space

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.

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ARIA: Scoping Our Planet - opportunity seeds

Opens: 23/05/2024 Closes: 18/06/2024

How we can fill the gaps in Earth system measurement to equip society to respond confidently to the climate crisis? Seeking ambitious, high potential proposals.

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Commercial Applications of Space-Enabled Robotics: Energy and Utilities

Opens: 23/05/2024 Closes: 23/07/2024

ESA invites proposals that combine the use of satellite technologies and robotics for downstream services for energy and utilities.

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European Space Agency: Blue Capital

Opens: 06/05/2024 Closes: 14/06/2024

The call aims to promote the use of satellite and digital technologies to bring about solutions and funding streams to support the blue natural capital sector.

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Commercial Applications of Space-Enabled Robotics: Transport and Logistics

Opens: 26/04/2024 Closes: 26/06/2024

ESA invites proposals for services that combine the use of satellite technologies and robotics for transport and logistics.

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European Space Agency: Maritime Decarbonisation

Opens: 01/06/2024 Closes: 28/02/2025

ESA seeks to support development of sustainable space-based services and applications related to maritime decarbonisation.

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Women in Innovation Awards 2024/25

Opens: 13/05/2024 Closes: 10/07/2024

Women within UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £4m; each winner gets a £75k grant and bespoke business support.

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