The Technology Strategy Board and the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) are looking to stimulate R&D activity in the space industry through £2m of funding.
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Companies are invited to compete for up to £25,000 in funding for feasibility studies for space technology projects.
Areas of space technology which will qualify include: satellite telecommunications; sensing; navigation and timing; robotics and access to space.
"Projects are strongly encouraged to exploit and build on the capability of the International Space Innovation Centre, a centre of excellence and hub for British space activity which SEEDA has supported with £6m of collaborative R&D funding," said the Technology Strategy Board (TSB).
The competition opens on 10 January 2011 and closes on 10 February 2011.
The feasibility studies supported under this competition may develop into submissions to a follow-on competition, which is under consideration for later in 2011.
This article was first published on www.electronicsweekly.com.