CEOI Technology Programme Call for Small Projects 2024

Advance Notice of CEOI Technology Programme Call for Small Projects 2024

On behalf of the UK Space Agency, the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) intends to issue a call for proposals covering developments in four categories:

  • Pathfinder grants of up to £100k, to support feasibility studies or industrial research.
  • Rapid enhancements to facilities for space-based EO of up to £200k, e.g. to enable testing, calibration, and validation of instrumentation, in support of a mission-related requirement.
  • Up to £50k for end-to-end simulator development to raise the Scientific Readiness Level of CEOI-supported technology.
  • Up to £50k for ground, balloon or drone-based demonstration of CEOI-supported technology, or testing in a relevant space environment, to raise Technology Readiness Level.

The indicative total budget for the call is circa £1M. Additional PV funds will be required from industrial bidders as defined by State Subsidy regulations. This funding opportunity will be open to industry, UK HEIs and other research organisations. All projects MUST be complete by 31st of March 2025.

CEOI intends to release the Announcement of Opportunity on 5 August. Applicants will be requested to submit an intention to bid by 19 August, and the deadline for project proposals will be at noon on 13 September.