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 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. 

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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: July 2022

Opens: 28/07/2022 Closes: 26/10/2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.

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The Defence Technology Exploitation Programme

Opens: 08/08/2022 Closes: 31/12/2023

The Defence Technology Exploitation Programme (DTEP) aims to inspire companies to win new business, develop industrial capabilities, and provide new cutting-edge answers to defence problems at home and abroad, ensuring the UK expands its competitive, pioneering and world-class defence and security i

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High Altitude Intelligence: Cross Sector Innovation Challenge

Opens: 18/07/2022 Closes: 05/10/2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4 million for projects up to £2 million in size to develop payloads and solutions for data processing, evaluation and dissemination to complement ongoing High Altitude Pseudo Satellites. Your proposal must show utility in…

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Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round Three Briefing events

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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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