On behalf of the UK Space Agency, the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) invites full proposals for the CEOI-10 Call for new and innovative EO space technology and instrumentation research projects.
The Call is released on 3rd January with a closing date of 28th February 2017. The Call will offer grant funding for projects addressing any of the themes:
|Theme||Funding and Duration||Eligible Activities|
|New and innovative ideas for EO technology development||Fast Track grants of up to £200k, expected to be up to 15 months duration;
Pathfinder grants of up to £75k, expected to be up to 9 months duration.
|Achieving higher TRL through airborne demonstration||Flagship grants of up to £500K, normally expected to be up to 18 months duration||Industrial research
|Development of EO CubeSat flight model payloads for commercial service demonstration||Flagship grants of up to £500K, expected to be up to 18 months duration||Industrial research
The CEOI CubeSat payload theme is linked to the In Orbit Demonstration programme recently announced by the Satellite Applications Catapult, with funding from Innovate UK. The intention is that, subject to final agreement by UK Space Agency and the Catapult, projects funded under this CEOI Call theme can develop payloads to the point where they will be eligible for a flight opportunity as a CubeSat in-orbit demonstration.
If you expect to submit a bid, you should register your intention to do so by 2nd February 2017 at noon, following the instructions contained in the Announcement of Opportunity document.
Director of the UK Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation