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:

Exploiting your Capabilities

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

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

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.

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


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

In partnership with NERC, we are inviting Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowship proposals that address environmental issues and challenges faced by urban leaders, government organisations, planners or businesses, in towns and cities and how the use of satellite technology (Earth observation, positioning navigation and timing & communications) can help.

Business Incubation

This SETsquared and South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications incubator is the perfect funded start-up accelerator if you want to create and fast-track a product or business using satellite data and technology.

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.


Innovate UK is offering businesses the opportunity to apply for a share of £25 million to develop technologies to stimulate future products, services and industries, including satellite applications.

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.


The Catapult is currently working on a bid proposal in response to Innovate UK’s release of “Commercialisation of Quantum Technologies 4” and is looking to collaborate with organisations and institutes with knowledge and interest in this area.

The Catapult requires comprehensive external audit and corporation tax services with effect from 1st December 2017 and invites suitably experienced firms to tender for the provision of these services.

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