Enabling Technologies Programme - Call Four
The UK Space Agency invites proposals for the Enabling Technologies Programme (Open Call for Technology) Call Four for emerging and innovative technology research and development.
Proposals are sought for projects in areas including innovation; innovative technology proof of concept that could result in a significant technological step-change; new technology developments; establishing new academic/industrial research collaborations and feasibility studies targeting emerging disruptive technologies. This call is an open call with no specific technology theme.
Examples of acceptable activities are;
By the end of the project there must be a tangible improvement in the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of the technology or a demonstration of advancement in approach (engineering method, technical competence etc) that would enable and support the space industry:
The UK Space Agency expects proposals to seek to focus on ETP-supported maturity levels of TRL 1 to 4, though higher TRL developments will be considered.
Awarded Projects may start from November 2023 and must have been fully completed within the 12-month project lifetime.
Grant funding per project is expected to range from £100k to £250k per grant. In exceptional circumstances, the UK Space Agency reserve the right to adjust the value or duration of the grant funding available.
The Space Agency welcomes bids from a variety of organisations including academia, industry and other not-for-profit organisations;
Following receipt of bids and before the award of any contract, new entrants will be required to provide additional eligibility details;
For newly formed companies that do not have first-year accounts then one or more of the following could be deemed as acceptable proof of eligibility;