Space and Space-enabled resources

The following resources provide support to businesses in the Space and Space-enabled sector

We will add organisations and resources over time so please bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates.

Space Agencies

UK Space Agency (UKSA)
An executive agency of the UK Government

European Space Agency (ESA)
An international organisation with 22 Member States

  • ESA programmes for SMEs (ESA) - information on space programmes, training and technical assistance, access to ESA facilities and new business opportunities for SMEs.
  • ESA Newcomers Guide to Earth Observation - a resource from ESA to help non-experts in providing a starting point for understanding operational applications of Earth Observation data
  • ESA Space for Educators - a resource from ESA to support schools and universities wanting to engage students with space related activities and competitions
  • European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency - an agency of the European Union that aims to ensure that essential public interests are properly defended and represented in connection with satellite navigation programmes of the union: Galileo and European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service

Space & Satellite Applications UK Landscape Space & Satellite Applications UK Landscape
Sector information from Innovate UK

Route to Market Reports from Satellite Application Catapult
Reports assessing the market opportunities in a range of sectors and technologies

National Space Technology Programme
A capability programme encouraging the development of space technology in the UK

Support for entrepreneurs with ideas using property or location information - Ordnance Survey & HM Land Registry

Ordnance Survey
National mapping agency in the United Kingdom which covers the island of Great Britain

British Geological Survey
UK's premier provider of objective and authoritative geoscientific data, information and knowledge to help society

Satellite Applications Catapult
Established by Innovate UK to accelerate the take-up of emerging technologies

East Midlands Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications
Regional Centre of Excellence for satellite applications

Space Universities Network
Support and resources for the higher education space science and engineering community

Trade association

Web portal to make the findings of the European space projects available to professionals in the field and citizens interested in space-related information

Space Careers
A project of UKSEDS, the UK's national student space society. It's goal is to become the best resource for space careers valuable to both students and companies, and that will help the UK's space sector continue to grow.

National Centre for Earth Observation
NERC research centre with more than 80 scientists distributed across leading UK universities and research organisations.

Funding and Competitions

MyGalileoApp competition
Design, develop, test and commercially launch a mobile application able to provide a position and/or time fix by using Galileo-enabled smartphone.

Copernicus Masters
Annual competition for future-oriented commercial Earth observation applications

Competition for UK start-ups, students and academics who want to help solve pressing issues using location information

European Satellite Navigation Competition
Annual competition for satellite navigation applications

Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES)
Funding promoting the development of space-based applications

ESA Kick-start Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) funding scheme
Thematic Calls for Proposals from SMEs and start-ups with ideas for new services.

Space Exploration Masters
Competition looking for the best Non-Space application from the ESA Technology portfolio for Space Exploration or the best business innovation ideas for Space Exploration

SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology)
Funded access to the expertise and equipment of leading UK universities to support your new product and market programmes.

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