9 July 2015 – 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:
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 was held on 7 July 2015, and you can now download the presentation from that event. During the webinar the following questions were raised and the answers are provided below:
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 at https://interact.innovateuk.org/space-for-smarter-government
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 29 June 2015
Registration Close Date: 12.00 noon on 9 September 2015
Close Date: 12.00 noon 16 September 2015
Phone number: 0300 321 4357