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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.

The satellite communications sector includes ground terminals and has recently invested in the megaconstellation company OneWeb. The deep expertise in using satellite data to support the energy, infrastructure, finance and agri-food industries is complemented by a growing community looking to exploit the research conducted in microgravity for commercial applications.

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.

UK Space Sector Landscape Map

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

Funding Opportunities

DASA Space to Innovate Campaign: Bravo Drop

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) campaign seeks proposals for novel and innovative future space technologies.

Opens: 13/09/2021 Closes: 09/11/2021

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: August 2021

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.

Opens: 26/08/2021 Closes: 06/10/2021

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Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22

Women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.

Opens: 23/08/2021 Closes: 13/10/2021

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Events

Thu
22
Oct
2020

#ThePowerOfPlace - Geospatial is Transforming Our World

13.00 - 14.15 | Online

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Wed
4
Nov
2020

Revolutionising remote working: success stories in Quantum, Space and AI

09.30 - 12.00 | Online

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Thu
10
Dec
2020

Space for All - Harnessing the power of Geospatial Data in Immersive Technology and Gaming Development

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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News

23.09.2021

Save the date - KTN collaborating to tackle climate change through location intelligence

The relationship between geospatial data and Net Zero might not be immediately obvious for everyone, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that the power of place is key to fighting the looming climate disaster – allowing us to monitor, adapt and become resilient to climate change.

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19.04.2021

Horizon Europe Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space

Horizon Europe is the next European Funding Framework Programme following on from its predecessor Horizon 2020. It will run for seven years from 2021 to 2027. The total budget set for the programme is €95.5 billion. There are six Clusters under Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness. Digital, Industry and Space is Cluster 4.

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