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New DASA Launch - Space Pitch Day for Innovation - £800K available - Webinars take place in just 1 week!

Posted on 24 July 2020

New DASA Launch - Space Pitch Day for Innovation - £800K available - Webinars take place in just 1 week!

DASA is excited to launch a funding opportunity for SMEs and Micro orgs developing Space Innovations. International Space Pitch Day is a joint UK-US initiative that seeks innovation and technology that gives advantage to military personnel and operations in the space domain. A total of £800K is available and DASA is inviting bids up to £53K for projects up to 3 months in duration. Applicants will be expected to register their interest in this call, submit a full proposal for assessment, and those which are successful will be invited to pitch their idea. 

Further details including links to the full competition scope and the dedicated virtual learning environment are here

The Challenges

  1. Visualisation of key events and information for combined space operations with allies and commercial partners.
  2. Understanding current satellite systems relevant to the operations of a particular commander.
  3. Understanding the present and potential impact of space weather on users across all domains.
  4. Provision of training against realistic threats and opportunities, incorporating live data, and integrating space across multiple domains.
  5. Enabling common and user-defined operational pictures to support multi-national space domain awareness and command and control.
  6. A verification and comparison tool for Space domain awareness, which can take orbital observation data from a variety of sources and in a variety of formats and produce a single, reliable operational picture.

Key Dates
Multiple Webinars will take place between 29th July and 12th August Details here

Compulsory registration questions submitted by Wednesday, 19 August 2020 midday BST
Full proposal submission deadline 2nd September 2020 at midday BST

Anna Taylor
Innovation Partner – North East
Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)
E:  ataylor@dasa.service.mod.uk
T: +44 (0) 1980 953495