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 KTN 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.

NEW | 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. 

NEW | ‘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.

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

Current Space funding opportunities

Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2022

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing, commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. It must be an innovative, disruptive, ambitious, world-class solution, with no similar technology commercially available any

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Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 4

Opens: 09/06/2022 Closes: 13/07/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.

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Young Innovators Awards 2022/23

Opens: 13/06/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022

Young people (aged 18-30 by 27th July 2022) can apply for an award that will help turn their business idea into a reality – including a £5,000 grant, a two days a week living allowance, and tailored business support.

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Space Events And Recordings


Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round Three Briefing events

15.00 - 16.30 | Online

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2022/23 Young Innovators Briefing Event

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Meeting Net Zero with the power of place: Space & Geospatial Virtual Pavilion for COP26

09.30 - 15.45 | Online

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