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:

Makerspace for 5G and Satellite (Artes at 3A.096)

The objective of the activity is to deliver rapidly small proof of concepts, which are using emerging 5G concepts and technologies for satellite communications. The deliverables of this activity will be hardware prototypes and software demonstrators, which will validate the use of technologies in a satellite context.

Exploiting your Capabilities


The In-Orbit Demonstration (IOD) Programme offers opportunities to develop a bespoke mission to test new commercial satellite products or services. Missions 1-4 offer a CubeSat and launch from the ISS, along with operational and business support.


IOD-5 offered the opportunity for a flexible size and launch platform. Applications for this mission have now closed, but information on the mission can still be found on the above link.


IOD-6 is a new opportunity to trial your service using a larger 6U CubeSat platform in a diverse range of orbits. The deadline for registering your interest is Friday 20 July.

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.

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.


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.

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

Business Incubation

Westcott Business Incubation Centre

The Westcott Business Incubation Centre, located on the Westcott Venture Park, Buckinghamshire, is now welcoming applications. Their mission is to encourage the development of new companies working in the strategic growth areas of rocket propulsion, 5G communications, drones and other autonomous systems.

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.

Innovate UK Current Funding Opportunities

Innovate UK Good Application Guide

KTN Current Funding Opportunitites


Provision of Data hosting and analytics/forecasting services to demonstrate the usefulness of sensor network technologies, weather data and Earth Observation data in the production of cacao in Colombia

The Catapult is opening this opportunity to interested UK parties, who wish to support the demonstration of how Earth Observation (EO) and in-field sensor networks (e.g. soil moisture measurement, weather stations) can be coupled with web/mobile phone applications and expert knowledge to deliver improved cocoa farm management.

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