24 Jul 2020

£800k for International Space Pitch Day Competition

The UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is piloting a new approach to accelerate the development of commercial space technology, to rapidly provide solutions to identified defence problems. To do so, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking proposals that meet a selection of US Department of Defense (DOD) and UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) space capability challenges.

Those who are successful during the submission stage will be invited to present their ideas at an International Space Pitch Day (‘Pitch Day’) in November, to be held in London (or virtually, dependent on COVID-19 restrictions). This exciting event will offer innovators in space capability a unique opportunity to pitch to senior military decision-makers.

£800k is available to fund up to 15 proposals, with a maximum value of £53k each. The duration of each of the funded projects is to be no longer than 3 months. This competition closes for submissions on Wednesday 2 September 2020 at midday BST.

Read more about the Competition here.