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1 Driving Innovation Michael Lawrence Head of Special Projects Driving Innovation in Space

2 Driving Innovation The UK’s Innovation Agency A national body supporting business innovation for business benefit for economic growth for quality of life The Technology Strategy Board is...

3 Driving Innovation How do we deliver?

4 Driving Innovation Where do we contribute most? Technology Readiness Levels TRLs Basic Technology Research Research to prove feasibility Technology Development Technology Demonstration System/Subsystem Development System Test, Launch and Operations

5 Driving Innovation How do we decide where to work? Sectors where UK businesses can thrive –Supporting innovative companies in these sectors Large global markets –Building the capability of the UK to address markets at the right time Where our support makes a difference

6 Driving Innovation Technology Inspired Innovation We build capability in the underpinning areas that enable a sure and effective response to market needs –Advanced materials, –Bioscience, –Electronics, photonics and electrical systems, –Information and communication technologies, –High value manufacturing –Nanotechnology –Emerging Technologies

7 Driving Innovation Challenge-led innovation We aim to understand the needs of the markets and support the most innovative and competitive responses –Energy generation and supply –Environmental sustainability –Built environment –Creative industries –High value services –Medicines and healthcare –Transport –Space

8 Driving Innovation Innovation Platforms We work with Government as they address societal challenges to give business the future market definition they need to be competitive –Low Carbon Vehicles –Assisted Living –Low Impact Buildings –Detection and Identification of Infectious Agents –Stratified medicine –Sustainable agriculture and food

9 Driving Innovation We will inspire and enable people to play their part in the innovation economy We showcase successes We celebrate and will build a national confidence in the power of innovation We build networks We support knowledge exchange for individuals The Innovation Climate

10 Driving Innovation National networks in a field of technology or business application, with international perspective Bringing together business, research bodies and the finance community … … to stimulate innovation through exchange of knowledge and expertise. Knowledge Transfer Networks

11 Driving Innovation Biosciences Electronics, Sensors & Photonics Nano ‘ICT’ (Digital Communications and Digital Systems merge fully by Mar 11) Chemistry Innovation Industrial Mathematics HealthTec and Medicines Energy Generation & Supply Materials Aerospace & Defence Environmental Sustainability Modern Built Environment Creative Industries Financial Services Transport Knowledge Transfer Network Portfolio Driving Innovation

12 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships High calibre, recently-qualified individual placed into business to work on innovation projects under guidance of relevant knowledge base academic. Exchanges knowledge; spreads technical and business skills Brings new expertise and real benefits to companies Provides business experience for graduates Stimulates business-focused education and research in institutions

13 Driving Innovation Using government procurement to drive innovation. Enables public sector organisations to procure new technologies faster and with managed risk. Provides paid contracts for the critical stage of product development Relaunched 2009 –18 Government Departments engaged –Major interest from other public sector bodies –42 competitions –1630 applications –519 contracts (>60% new companies) Innovation driven by procurement SBRI

14 Driving Innovation Innovation in Space - Background Jan 2009 – Technology Strategy Board becomes a partner of the British National Space Centre (BNSC) April 2009 – Responsibility for funding of UK civil telecoms and navigation space activities transferred from BNSC to Technology Strategy Board April 2011 – UK Space Agency fully operational, leading UK Space policy, Technology Strategy Board continues to drive innovation in Space...

15 Driving Innovation Implementing the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy Global market forecast to be worth £400 billion by 2030 Strategy to capture 10% of market and create over 100,000 jobs in the UK ‘applications and services using Space data will be one of the most important elements for delivering growth’

16 Driving Innovation Working with the UK Space Agency Delivery partner of the UK Space Agency for telecommunications and navigation programmes Promoting business opportunities for the UK Space industry across all Technology Strategy Board activity areas Supporting innovation in space technology and applications that leads to new commercial exploitation opportunities

17 Driving Innovation Delivering European Space Agency programmes Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) –Development, qualification and demonstration of products and applications Integrated Applications Promotion –Development of operational services through the combination of different space systems GNSS Evolution –Technology development for future satellite navigation systems Technology Transfer –Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP’s) for companies in the ESA Business Incubator at Harwell

18 Driving Innovation Technology Strategy Board UK Space activity - supporting growth Technology Demonstration –Overcoming a barrier to market Knowledge Exchange –Knowledge Transfer Networks – Space Special Interest Group –Technology Roadmap process Open Innovation –ISIC Hub and Spokes –Connecting with SMEs –Collaborative R & D competitions Digital, Energy, Transport, Agriculture, Low Carbon etc. Space Feasibility Studies

19 Driving Innovation CubeSat Challenge - UKube1 –With STFC and Astrium –Core funding for platform (ClydeSpace) and support for payload competition –Encourage payload projects to apply for a KTP TechDemoSat –With SEEDA and ISIC Technology demonstration

20 Driving Innovation TechDemoSat – removing a barrier to market SSTL project to create a low cost ‘in orbit test bed’ to demonstrate innovative UK technology Technology Strategy Board and SEEDA providing grant for platform and payload integration Payloads fully funded by industry and academia Kicked off Phase 1 (design and payload selection) in October 2010 Launch options under review with UK Space Agency Phase 2 (build and integration) will commence when launch plan established 18 months from kick off to launch

21 Driving Innovation Space Knowledge Transfer Network Special Interest Group A pan-KTN community of space capabilities –Materials, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Digital Communications, Digital Systems, Aerospace & Defence, Transport A neutral facilitator for the delivery of national technology roadmaps –To underpin a National Space Technology Strategy

22 Driving Innovation Telecommunications Telecommunications dominates the UK Space industry in terms of earnings, exports and employment for both upstream manufacturing and downstream services/applications Key market opportunities –Satellite Broadband –Broadcast –Transport –Security –Environment

23 Driving Innovation Sensing Opportunities –Space, planetary and EO science –Monitoring the planet – environment and climate –Commercial EO applications –Security and Defence UK Capabilities –Detectors (visible, IR and microwave) –Optical and microwave –Active and passive systems –Planetary in-situ

24 Driving Innovation 24 Position, Navigation & Timing Market Opportunities –Key Technology Drivers are short term (Galileo, integrated GNSS) –Driven by external (non-space) developments and legislation UK Capabilities –Well positioned for integration and exploitation –Security (encryption, protection, interference detection) –GNSS test bed “elements” to provide technology in new application areas (Indoor + Transport)

25 Driving Innovation Robotics & Exploration Scope includes: –Unmanned planetary platforms –Penetrators –In-situ resources –Human exploration UK Capabilities –Rover Design & Build –Autonomy/Robotics Control –Resilient Systems –Human Factors –Novel Power –Planetary Protection

26 Driving Innovation Access to Space Scope includes: –Launch vehicles –Space tourism –Generic satellite platforms –Orbital transfer modules Opportunities –Space, planetary and EO science –Monitoring the planet –Commercial EO applications –Security and Defence

27 Driving Innovation brings together businesses, international space agencies, research and technical facilities, government organisations and education facilities facilitates new collaborations and partnerships a seedbed for innovation and enterprise facilitates the commercialisation of innovative research Open Innovation – the role of ISIC

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29 What is a technology & innovation centre Business-focused centre that makes world-leading technical capability available to businesses to solve their technical challenges. Provides access to world-leading technical expertise, infrastructure, skills and equipment Access to world-leading technology & expertise Reach into the knowledge base for world-class science Capability to undertake collaborative R&D projects with business Capability to undertake contract research for business Strongly business focused with a professional delivery ethos Create a critical mass of activity Skills development at all levels

30 Driving Innovation Choice of Technology Areas Potential global markets worth £ billions UK world-leading research capability UK business has ability to exploit the technology and capture a significant share in the UK Centres enable UK to attract and anchor knowledge intensive activities of globally mobile companies Aligned with a national strategic priority area Broad Criteria

31 Driving Innovation Timeline November 2010 TICs on on _connect and 2 December 2010 Evidence to House of Commons Select Committee on TICs January 2010 Outline prospectus 31 st January 2011 Register interest in High Value Manufacturing centre 18 th February 2011 Request for Input into detailed implementation Feb - March 2011 Discussions and Workshops Review of Inputs Received April 2011 Announce implementation of manufacturing centre Details of implementation of first phase centres (three to four) Publish full strategy and implementation plan First phase of centres up and running Open competition for second full phase of centres in defined areas (three to four)

32 Driving Innovation UK Sat Nav Competition – ‘Galileo Masters’ –With GRACE (Nottingham University) Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation –With NERC Collaborative R & D competitions –With SEEDA Promoting a UK wide Space SME sector

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34 Feasibility Studies for Innovation in Space Opened 10 January 2011, closes 10 February 2011 –co funded with SEEDA ‘ISIC’ funding Scope aligned with themes from National Space Technology Road maps Strongly encourage use of ISIC capability Aim to enable early collaborative work to establish technical and commercial feasibility of growth opportunities £25k grants for £33k projects, quick turn round, start March complete June £2m total

35 Driving Innovation Summary Space Agency Innovation Agency Growth

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