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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.

UK Space Sector Landscape Map

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

Funding Opportunities

Innovation in time resilience, dissemination and application

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4.7 million for business led innovation in resilient time, frequency and synchronisation.

Opens: 14/03/2022 Closes: 01/06/2022

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NATEP helping SMEs innovate in aerospace: Spring 2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to carry out industry led civil aerospace collaborative R&D projects. The aim of this competition is to provide help for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop innovative aerospace technologies.

Opens: 04/04/2022 Closes: 18/05/2022

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Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 2

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

Opens: 14/04/2022 Closes: 11/05/2022

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Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round Three Briefing events

12.30 - 13.30 | 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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Geo for Earth Podcast Series now live

Listen to Geo for Earth podcast series to explore the critical role the location intelligence plays in understanding our planet and solving the climate change challenges.

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Phase II & COVID-19 Biannual Cohort event: Setting the scene for the UK’s third aviation revolution

48 grant-funded projects, pioneering the future of UK aviation, flocked to Birmingham’s NEC to celebrate achievements and outline developments from the Phase II & COVID-19 funds of the Future Flight Challenge.

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