The Technology Strategy Board has recently announced a challenge led competition for the water sector for which it has ring fenced at least £0.5m for satellite data derived solutions.

Full details of the competition can be found on the TSB website ( but in brief the key points are:


To save 100 Mega litres of water per day from the “blue” water cycle within a defined global market (NB this is allot of water!)


£4m (+£0.5 for space) available for :

Feasibility studies: SME led 3-6 month duration 100K funding at 75% total project cost

Collaborative R&D projects: 12-36 month duration £500k funding at 50% total project cost


Opens 19th March, deadline for applications 2 May

Briefing day 28th March (London)