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Supporting the Space Ecosystem: Connected Capability Networks (CCN) Call for Proposals

21 September

Building on the success of the Satellite Applications Catapult’s regional programmes, which have delivered significant growth across the UK Space Ecosystem, we now seek proposals from bidders on behalf of two or more recognised UK space clusters plus delivery partners to develop “Connected Capability Networks (CCN)” aligning with our key strategic foci:

  • Beyond Earth
  • Connected and Autonomous Earth
  • Sustainable Earth
  • Defence and Security

As we grow our space clusters and strengthen UK space capabilities, the CCNs will support the development of a connected space ecosystem in line with the National Space Strategy. The aim is for these four CCNs is to connect complementary capability offerings across the country and to map, engage and collaborate with stakeholders in the communities of interest created and connect to adjacent, non-space sectors.

The call for proposals document provides further details and the application form. All submissions must be accompanied by a full Financial Breakdown using the template found here, as well as a signed Collaboration Agreement. Please note that the Catapult will contribute up to £90k to each CCN per annum to represent no more than 50% of the total costs.

The closing date for the submission of proposals is noon BST on Thursday 21 September 2023. Should you have any questions about this Call for Proposals or the UK space ecosystem please get in touch with the National Capabilities and Clusters team:

In the meantime, we encourage you to join the Space Enterprise Community (SEC) platform to connect to industry, academia and government stakeholders benefiting from the power of space data and technology: