The Catapult issues invitations to tender or requests for expressions of interest on this page. This includes opportunities to exploit the R&D we have developed. Click on the links below to see what opportunities are currently available:

Regional Centres Advisory Board: New Members

We are seeking new members, (from both the space and non-space sector) to join our Regional Centres Advisory Board. The role of RCAB is to advise and support the evaluation of the progress of the Regional Centres of Excellence. The primary role of the RCAB is a forum to provide periodic guidance and expert advice on the direction and focus of the Centres of Excellence overall programme. They will advise on challenges, opportunities, technology roadmaps and capabilities that can be built upon by the Centres and work to identify new regional growth opportunities for the Catapult.

Exploiting your Capabilities

IOD-1/2/3/4 and IOD-5

The In-Orbit Demonstration (IOD) Programme offers opportunities to develop a bespoke mission to test new commercial satellite products or services.

Invitation for collaborative partners: NSTP Flagship Call

The Catapult invites organisations, who wish to partner with us, to submit ideas for innovative payload or subsystem technology that will enable new commercial service capabilities using a CubeSat mission.

Licensing the Data Visualisation Platform

We have developed a visualisation platform for the use of urban change detection. We are offering the opportunity to license this software for use in international markets.

Up To Six Months’ Free Access To exactAIS® Sample Data

Under the proposal that has been drawn up by exactEarth and the Catapult, customers will be able to receive up to six months’ free access to a limited sample of exactEarth’s global exactAIS® product for prototyping, demonstration and the development of derived products.

Data Access

Open Source Data Processing

We have developed free open source (FOS) code which can help you process large datasets, such as GeoTIFF image files, more quickly and using computers with less powerful processors.

Sentinel Data Access Service (SEDAS) 

The Sentinel Data Access Service (SEDAS) is an online portal enabling end-users to search and download data from Sentinel-1 & Sentinel-2 satellites.


Researchers in Residence

The Catapult Researchers in Residence (RIR) programme is designed to enable leading academics to spend research visits in one or more Catapult centres

COSMO-SkyMed Radar Science and Innovation Research (CORSAIR) Programme

The Satellite Applications Catapult announces an opportunity for project teams to conduct scientific and application development research projects in the Earth Observation (EO) domain exploiting COSMO-SkyMed products.

Business Incubation

Scottish Space Incubation Programme

If you are a start-up focused on or linked to the space sector, or have a business idea that uses space data, you could consider applying for the Scottish Space Incubation Programme.

ESA BIC Harwell

ESA BIC Harwell provides a unique opportunity to access world class scientific facilities and research. It is now located over 3 world leading science, technology and business campuses, with sites in Harwell, Daresbury in Cheshire and Edinburgh. Harwell Campus alone is home to more than 6,000 researchers, engineers and innovators from over 225 high-tech organisations, and a focal point and cluster for the UK’s rapidly growing high-tech space community.


ESA InCubed

The Catapult is looking for entities willing to prime proposals in response to ESA’s release of the InCubed Element APO. We can support on many activities, outlined in the full details of the opportunity.


There are currently no procurement opportunities available. Please keep checking this page for updates!

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