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The Space Clusters Infrastructure Fund (SCIF) will award more than £50 million in matched funding to UK organisations, as part of a competition to increase the capability, capacity, and connectivity of the UK’s space research and development (R&D) infrastructure.
The funding is available to businesses and academic institutions that can deliver projects to procure, build or upgrade R&D facilities and equipment that will bring high-potential, high-value space technologies to market.
The infrastructure developed through this funding will enable UK space organisations to accelerate pioneering products and applications that will become critical for the success of future space missions while making a lasting and valuable contribution to the wider UK economy.
SCIF is expected to support approximately five to ten projects of up to £10 million each. The fund is open to organisations of all sizes and locations, with a weighting towards those outside of the Greater South East.