The UK Space Agency is inviting proposals for space technology research and development projects to the National Space Technology Programme – Flagship projects. The aim of the funding is to develop the capability of the UK space sector by providing seed funding for early stage innovative ideas.
Project proposals are sought for space technology research and development projects in areas including:
- Technology Readiness Level (TRL) innovation;
- Technology proof of concept;
- Small technology developments;
- Establishing new industrial
- Research collaborations;
- Market studies;
- Studies into spin in or out of technologies for space.
Flagship projects are large scale technology projects that will attract a grant value of £800,000 – £1 million. Funded projects must be completed within 24 months and some co-funding may be required.
Projects supported will be highly innovative and have strong enabling potential for future space activities and offer a significant commercial opportunity with a clear exploitation route to market. New products would be considered a positive outcome of the project. Projects should also show links to the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy 2014.
This Call is open to UK Higher Education Institutions, other research organisations (including not for profit organisations), SMEs and industry. Industry-industry and industry-academia collaborations are encouraged and there is no restriction on which type of organisation can lead.
Applications must be submitted by 12 noon Monday 9th July 2018.