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Grants for Exploratory Ideas

On behalf of the UK Space Agency, the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation and Space Technology is pleased to announce a rolling call for proposals for Grants for Exploratory Ideas (GEI) under the National Space Technology Programme.

The next round closes on 2nd December 2014.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 16:59
Space Technology Showcase

The Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology (CEOI-ST) hosted its Fourth Biennial Technology Showcase on Thursday 13th November 2014 in London.  The Showcase featured the practical outcomes of many years of research, discussing the installations, hardware, software, and results of very different types of Sensor and Instrument Technologies. The Showcase also highlighted new research programmes underway. There were opportunities for attendees to see some of the developments, and to meet the teams.

The presentations from the Showcase are now available to download.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 08:24
Affordable Space

The CEOI-ST held a Challenge Workshop on “Affordable Space” on Thursday 16th October in Bristol.  The workshop explored the technology needs and cost drivers for EO missions in the context of recognising the range of ESA and national missions that can be enabled by reducing cost.

Presentations from the Workshop are available now.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:59
CEOI 8th EO Technology Call

The Centre for EO Instrumentation and Space Technology (CEOI-ST) announces the release of the Eighth CEOI Call for Earth Observation Technology, Instrument and Mission Concept Development Proposals.  This Call is now closed and proposals are being reviewed. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 07:51
NSTP-2 Call for Space Technology Proposals

On behalf of the UK Space Agency, the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation and Space Technology is pleased to announce the 2nd NSTP Space Technology Call for Technology Fast Track and Pathfinder projects and a new opportunity to bid for Grants for Exploratory Ideas (closed on 27th August 2014 at noon). The total budget available for projects to be funded through this Call is £3M.

This Call closed on 2nd October 2014.  Proposals are under evaluation and the outcome is expected in late November or early December.

The next 'Grant for Exploratory Ideas' round will be announced in the second half of October 2014.  To register for information you should email the CEOI Director.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2014 13:25
Technology articles

The CEOI-ST has published a range of articles about the projects funded by the Centre.  Find out more about the technologies and their use in space and terrestrial applications:


EO technologies for the future (September 2014) Following the 7th Call for EO projects, the CEOI-ST is funding a portfolio of new projects which focus on specific challenges of increased performance and miniaturisation in Earth Observation instrumentation through a wide range of enabling technologies. Summaries of the projects underway are available here


New EO Technology Projects

The CEOI-ST has funded 16 new projects following the 7th EO Technology Call, and the projects are now underway.  Summaries of the project objectives are available here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 16:25
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