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.
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
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.
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.
Space Events And Recordings
Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round Three Briefing events
15.00 - 16.30 | Online
2022/23 Young Innovators Briefing Event
10.00 - 12.00 | Online
Meeting Net Zero with the power of place: Space & Geospatial Virtual Pavilion for COP26
09.30 - 15.45 | Online
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.
Geo for Earth - Episode 2: How does innovation underpin a sustainable future?
In the second episode of the Geo for Earth podcast, we analyse the role of geospatial data in building a more prosperous, yet sustainable tomorrow, and will challenge what innovation actually means in the context of climate action.