News: International Space Pitch Day - NATO is looking for startups out of this world
EIC-beneficiaries are invited to applied to apply to the International Space Pitch Day, organised and financed by the US Department of Defence and the UK Ministry of Defence in collaboration with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO. On 17 November, selected start-up tech companies and inventors will get the chance to pitch directly to UK and US military leaders for a $1-million investment to fast-track their ideas for cutting-edge Space innovations.
Apply here and don’t miss this opportunity!
To be eligible to submit a proposal, suppliers must first complete a registration questionnaire. The deadline for this is Wednesday 19 August 2020 at midday BST. Once validated you have until 2 September 2020 (midday BST) to complete your application
This event is not organised by the EIC Business Acceleration Services. If you’re applying to the International Space Pitch Day, do please inform the EIC Business Acceleration Services-team and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (also for further questions).
International Space Pitch Day
The endeavour is jointly funded by the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Royal Air Force and the US Air Force. It is specifically designed to bolster tech start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and harness the power of their ingenuity and innovation.
Those organisations who make it through to the International Space Pitch Day will be in contention to secure a $66,000 (£53,000) contract from the judging panel to speed up their innovations and technology. The format will be the first of its kind in an international collaboration between two international allies.
The UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking proposals that meet a selection of US Department of Defense (DOD) and UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) space capability challenges in the fields of combined Space Operations and Space Domain Awareness. This year’s competition is seeking solutions to six challenges set by the UK and US Space teams:
1. Visualisation of key events and information, including system status of health monitoring, in near real-time, for combined space operations with allies and commercial partners.
2. Visualisation to help a commander in the field to understand satellite systems relevant to their operations.
3. Understanding the present and potential impact of space weather on users across all domains.
4. Provision of training against realistic threats and opportunities, incorporating live data, synthetic hazardous situations, and integrating space across multiple domains.
5. Enabling multi-level security for a Common and User-Defined Operational Pictures to support multi-nation Space Domain Awareness and Command and Control.
6. Verification and comparison for Space Domain Awareness data, from a variety of sources and in a variety of formats to produce a single, reliable operational picture.
Starburst Aerospace will act as an industry partner to the International Space Pitch Day and carry out specialist training and mentoring on its behalf through an Allied Defence Accelerator.