The Space for Smarter Government Programme
(via the UK Space Agency) is making up to £700,000( inc VAT) available for new innovative technology solutions that contribute towards its goals of helping the public sector create sustainable operational services from satellite data and enable smarter, more efficient operations, reduce risk and enhance policy making.
A key goal of the programme is to also make use of existing investment in space and allow UK government to become first, intelligent customers for satellite products and services that could generate economic growth through export.
Operational users and their user requirements must be identified. Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) can assist in identifying appropriate end users.
This competition is particularly looking for new solutions that will lead to satellite-enabled services for the public sector in any of the following challenge areas:
Natural Hazard Risk Management
Local Authorities and or Devolved Administrations
The competition will have two phases. Phase 1 has a total budget of £700,000 (inc VAT) and is intended to show the technical feasibility of the proposed concept. The development contracts placed will be for a maximum of 5 months up to £80,000 (inc. VAT) per project.
Phase 2 contracts are intended to develop and evaluate prototypes or demonstrators from the more promising technologies in Phase 1, and it is anticipated that funding will be up to £500,000 (inc VAT) for each Phase 2 contract for up to 12 months.
A webinar will be held on 7th July 2015. Please contact John Vesey or the SSGP team at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this event and receive further details.
Supporting documents & links
How to apply
The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on 16 September 2015. In order to apply you must register with the SBRI for the competition by 12.00 noon on 9 September 2015.
When you register you will be sent login details for the FTP site where you will be able to download the guidance documents, you will also be sent an application form with an assigned reference number. You will need this reference number for all subsequent enquiries.
Questions related to the Challenges themselves should be addressed directly to John Vesey or the SSGP team at email@example.com
The application forms are suitable for ONE application only. If you intend to submit more than one application, or have any other questions about the application process please request further information from the Business Support Group using the contact details below.
Open Date: 29th June 2015
Briefing Event: 7th July 2015 – SSGP will be hosting a webinar via WebEx
Registration Close Date: 12.00 noon on 9th September 2015
Close Date: 12.00 noon 16th September 2015
Phone number: 0300 321 4357