CEOI 8th Call for EO Technology and Instrument Development Proposals, Q3 2014

The Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology (CEOI-ST) announced the release of the Eighth CEOI-ST Earth Observation Instrument Technology Call in July 2014. The total budget available for the Call was £3M, with additional PV funds required from industrial bidders. Proposals were due for submission by 19th September 2014.

The Call is now closed, new projects have been funded and are underway.

The new CEOI-ST continues the work of the CEOI, which was established in 2007 in order to realise an excellent, internationally competitive national Earth observation instrument and technology research and development programme.

The CEOI-ST is looking for proposals from consortia of industrial and academic partners, from both the space and non-space sectors, to develop technologies for the next generation of Earth observation instrumentation.

The priority for this Call will be to support proposals that advance the TRL of UK technology; bidders are encouraged to focus proposals on activities which advance the development of EO instrument technologies to TRL 5 and 6, including development of previous CEOI-ST funded technologies.

It should be noted that additional PV funds are required from industrial bidders.

Bidders should provide CEOI-ST with notification of their intention to bid into this call by 12.00 noon on 11th August 2014, as described in the Announcement of Opportunity (AofO) document. This information will be held in strict confidence. It will assist in the efficient evaluation of bids and ensure that bidders can receive any related information during the bid period.

Full details of the Open Call are contained in the ‘Announcement of Opportunity’ document, which is available here, together with the other bid documents:

Full bids must conform with the requirements in the Announcement of Opportunity (AofO) document.

Previous bidders to CEOI Calls should note the revised arrangements for submitting bids, described in full in the AofO.