The CEOI is currently preparing for our 14th Call for EO Technology Development Projects.
Although as usual nothing is confirmed until final agreement with the UK Space Agency, we are working to a nominal budget of £1.5M available for a portfolio of projects starting at the beginning of the next financial year. The call is expected to be released in late-November / early-December 2021, with project selection completing before the end of March 2022.
The primary aim of this Call will be to solicit new and innovative ideas for EO technology developments that will enhance national capability directed at climate, environmental and societal applications. Potential ‘dual use’ technologies which could be used to deliver both civil and defence outcomes are particularly encouraged. Proposals will need to be aligned with the objectives of the UK National Space Strategy and the UKSA EO Technology Strategy.
Projects should be scaled to a grant award of up to £250k and a duration of up to 9 months. Additional funding will be required from industrial applicants in line with State Aid rules.
Please email Charlotte Moretti at email@example.com if you would like further information, which will be circulated as it becomes available.