Funding Opportunity – 12th Call for EO Technology and Instrumentation Development Proposals

The Centre for EO Instrumentation (CEOI) is pleased to announce the release of our 12th Call for EO Technology and Instrumentation Development Proposals.

The primary aim of this Call is to solicit new and innovative ideas to develop world-leading technologies for the next generation of EO instrumentation.  As an additional aim, if sufficient funds are available, the call invites proposals to advance more mature technologies through airborne demonstration. The budget available for the Call will be over £2,000K, with additional PV funds required from industrial bidders. It is anticipated that projects will start from March or April 2019.

Full details of the Call are available here.

Full proposals are due for submission by noon on 12th February 2019.

The Call is open to industry, HEIs and other research organisations based in the UK. Collaborative proposals involving industrial and other partners of all types are strongly encouraged. Proposals should be aligned with the objectives of the UKSA EO Technology Strategy.  Further details can be found in the Reference Documents section of the CEOI 12th Call Announcement of Opportunity document.

Organisations looking for Potential Partners, or those which wish to be considered as Potential Partners in a bid led by another entity should briefly describe the skills and/or capabilities that they require/could offer, in the pro-forma available on the Call 12th Call webpage.  Please email the completed partner pro-forma to Mrs Lisa Finch, CEOI Technology Call Administrator at by 17:00 hrs on 10th January 2019.  Information will be shared on the CEOI website from 11th January 2019, for prospective lead organisations and project partners to access.

Bidders may request a 30 minute confidential telephone conference for clarification of any parts of the Call with Professor Mick Johnson, CEOI Director and/or Dr Chris Brownsword, CEOI Technical Director.  Please contact Mrs Lisa Finch, CEOI Technology Call Administrator at  to organise a suitable time.

The Call is issued on behalf of the UK Space Agency by the CEOI Partners, who will also manage the selected projects on behalf of the Agency.

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