Defence Technology Exploitation Programme (DSTEP)
Run by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) aims to inspire companies to win new business, develop industrial capabilities, and provide new cutting-edge answers to defence problems at home and abroad, ensuring the UK expands its competitive, pioneering and world-class defence and security industries. The £16 million programme is designed to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK to develop innovative materials, technologies and processes, and to enhance defence supply chains.
The joint UK-Canada £1.2 million Aqualunar Challenge is launching to support development of water-purifying technologies for the Moon.
Lunar Economy Applications
ESA is seeking promising business ideas for new service concepts that empowered by Moonlight’s lunar communication and navigation services and address the needs of final customers in the lunar environment or down on earth, as well as related short term business opportunities.
Made Smarter West of England
West of England Combined Authority are supporting businesses in the region to explore the benefits from the implementation of digital technologies. Providing access to grant funding, bespoke expertise and guidance for your business as well as skills and training.
Space Investment Forum
The UK Space Agency is helping connect Investors with Innovators and is running two investment events, in Edinburgh and Leeds. Applications for the Leeds Investors pitch event close on the 19th of February so if still time to apply.
Space Placements in Industry
Applications are open for internship projects and close on the 2nd The Programme funds space related organisations to host university students to deliver a specific project. SPINterns are employed for a minimum of 8 weeks (if longer the additional cost must come from the employer's budgets). They work on a defined project which will support their personal development and particularly encourage the development of skills which the sector has identified in short supply.
South West Space Tech Challenge Workshop
1st February Foot Anstey Offices, Bristol. Join this workshop delivered in partnership with Space West and Deloitte, to hear more about challenges faced by the Offshore wind sector and the Climate & Resilience sectors that space technologies could solve. Challenge setters come with problem books from South West Water, Environment Agency, Celtic Sea Power and Crown Estates.
Space Comm - 6-7 March, Farnborough
Rebecca Huffee, Space West Cluster Lead will be at Space-Comm. The Space-Comm Expo gathers space, aerospace, defence, downstream and upstream industries for two days of high-level networking, discussions, education and business, focused on the commercial future of space.
Supported by key industry associations and influential bodies, Space-Comm Expo showcases the end-to-end supply chain for products, services and applications supplying and informing commercial enterprises, Government and defence organisations, and developments in technology.
ESA Basics- An introduction to working with ESA
16th February, UWE, Bristol - This full day workshop, delivered by Space West in partnership with UKSA and ESA, provides your business with all that you need to know to be working with ESA. ESA’s Gertrud Talvik will be joined by speakers from CGI and Thales Alenia Space and iCOMAT as they build on Gertrud’s session to provide an industrial perspective of working with ESA.
UKSEDS National Student Space Conference
UKSEDS National Student Space Conference Bristol March 2-3rd March 2024 National Student Space Conference 2023-UKSEDS - UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
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