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Covid-19-related Funding Opportunities

Innovate UK funding competition to support UK businesses to focus on emerging or increasing needs of society and industries during and following the Covid-19 pandemic.(closes on 17 April 2020 at midday)

ESA funding opportunity – Space in response to COVID-19 outbreak. Companies are invited to submit their ideas for deploying and demonstrating services to respond to the emergency that Europe is facing because of the spread of the coronavirus. (closes on 20 April 2020)

Contact info for COVID-19 enquiries

Dedicated email: covid19@ukspace.org

Dedicated number: 07727 460 773​

How the space sector is helping in the fight against COVID-19

UK space sector working together on response to coronavirus (25 March 2020)

National Physical Laboratory to support industry in production and supply of ventilators (26 March 2020)

COVID-19 Surveys to Space Companies

UKspace is working jointly with the UK Space Agency and the Department for International Trade to find out how your business is responding to the current crisis and to provide up-to-date information to government. We are asking for your help in completing surveys which will influence how the UK government can continue to support space businesses and help you recover once the pandemic is over.​

Complete the surveys

Request for Business Intelligence and Assistance

Help Govt reach businesses to urgently raise awareness of available support – The Government is looking for help reaching businesses across the UK to urgently raise awareness of the new coronavirus government Business Support campaign and the assistance available. A new toolkit includes content and messaging for you to share on your social media, websites, internal channels and newsletters to amplify campaign messages. The toolkit will help ensure all businesses have the best and most up to date information on the support that is available to them in a fast-moving situation.

New technology challenge to support people who are isolating – £500,000 of funding is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus. Funding of up to £25,000 per company is available. For more information on the programme and how to apply, visit techforce19.uk.

Ventilator supply specification – The government is looking for businesses who can support the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the UK as part of our response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Specification of the minimally clinically acceptable ventilator is now available. If you think your business can help, please register your details.

Business Intelligence – The Government is closely monitoring developments in relation to potential economic impacts on the UK economy and individual businesses and supply chain. It welcomes information from businesses on: The impacts across supply, demand and labour markets; Actions being taken by firms to address these impacts; Any gaps in the Government response from your perspective. Please send your intelligence to intel@beis.gov.uk. (Please note that this inbox is only for receiving intelligence only and does not provide business advice.)​

Thought Leadership: Preparing for the bounce back

UKspace Chair, Graham Peters, identifies the challenges facing the space sector during the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights the importance of maintaining the UK’s sovereign space capabilities so we can protect Britain’s way of life.

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