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Public consultation under the Start-up Initiative - Opportunities to influence the environment for start-ups in Europe

The recently adopted  Single Market Strategy  is one of the building blocks of a broader European policy to boost growth and jobs in Europe. It states that the Commission will 'engage...

Scientific Potential of Cubesats

A new  report  from the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes that CubeSats have demonstrated usefulness for scientific data gathering and can...

New ITT in the ESA-IAP programme on "VDE - Assessing the Potential of Future Maritime Applications in the Context of VDE (VHF Data Exchange System)"

The maritime community is embarking on a new maritime data exchange mechanism: the VHF Data Exchange System, or VDES. VDES will provide robust Ship-to-Ship and Ship-to-Shore communications,...

EOEI Call open – deadline 19 June 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) is now inviting entrepreneurs to submit innovative ideas to the  Earth Observation Entrepreneurship Initiative (EOEI)  Call until  19 June 2016...

Queen’s Speech: UK Space Industry welcomes plans to encourage investment in spaceports and commercial spaceflight

The Queen’s Speech outlined plans for a Modern Transport Bill for the forthcoming Government’s legislative programme. The Bill proposes measures that encourage investment in spaceport and...

Call for ideas: Science Experiments on Suboribital Flights

The UK Space Agency is seeking ideas for new science experiments using commercial sub-orbital flights. This will help the Agency understand potential future demand from the science community for...

COMSAT 2016 - call for papers by 6th June

Find out about the latest R&D challenges, technologies and applications in this inaugural Call for Papers conference in satellite communications. Intended to bring together military...

SSTL delivers 22nd Galileo payload

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has delivered the 22nd Galileo navigation payload to prime contractor OHB System in Bremen, Germany. Galileo is Europe’s own Global Navigation...

Public consultation on a Space Strategy for Europe

The European Commission is running a public consultation to gain stakeholder views on the policy priorities, challenges and opportunities that could shape a future Space Strategy for Europe. ...

Innovate UK opens £15 million Manufacturing and Materials competition — networking events 23 to 27 May

Innovate UK has today announced the opening of its Manufacturing and materials competition , offering support totalling up to £15 million for manufacturing and materials projects that could...

Launch of HCS Applications Factory Initiative

The purpose of the HCS Applications Factory is to enable industry and academia to develop commercially meaningful applications and services, leveraging off HCS technology, which can be taken to...

£1.5m programme to help British businesses lift-off

A £1.5 million programme to give innovative businesses across the UK the chance to send their projects into space has been announced by the Science Minister Jo Johnson. Tech companies across...

Opportunities to influence the scope of the government’s forthcoming Connected and Autonomous Vehicles competition

As  previewed by Innovate UK in its 2016/2017 Delivery Plan , a second Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C-CAV) competition is scheduled for later this year. The Centre for Connected...

Size & Health of the UK Space Industry 2016: Your input is needed

You will have seen the 2014 Size and Health of the UK Space Industry report (available  here ). UK Space Agency runs this survey every 2 years, and the time is now here for the 2016 update....

Could you manage the UK Space Agency Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) programme?

The Centre for Earth Observation and Instrumentation was established in 2007 with the key  objective to develop UK capabilities in future space instrumentation for Earth Observation.  ...

Apply for funding: 3D printing solutions

Businesses can apply for a share of £4.5 million for innovation projects that develop smarter, better connected 3D printing solutions. Innovate UK is investing up to £4.5 million in...

Providing a seamless supply of climate data from space

UK Space Agency and National Centre for Earth Observation announce climate data project. The UK Space Agency and the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) are funding a project...

60 second adventures in microgravity

  The Open University has launched an educational series on microgravity. This series, funded by the UK Space Agency, explores how we recreate microgravity conditions on Earth, and why...

BIS seeks ideas for the upcoming National Innovation Plan

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has launched a Call for Ideas on Citizen Space to seek interesting views on how the UK should further develop its innovation framework...

European Cubesat Symposium to be held in London

The Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics and the Knowledge Transfer Network are pleased to bring the 8th European Cubesat Symposium to the United Kingdom for the first time.  The...
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