Space agency search
THE UK Space Agency, the Government organisation responsible for space programmes, is looking for ideas from young people.
The SatelLife Challenge is looking for innovative proposals from those aged between 11 and 22. The ideas should have the potential to use data collected by satellites in space to benefit our economy, health or the environment.
This will be the second competition. Last year, ideas submitted included solutions to help increase the survival rate of heart attack victims by using GPS trackers in fitness devices, and an app that warns people about impending natural disasters. The proposal must show how satellites could improve life on Earth. There’s a share of a £50,000 prize fund up for grabs, too.
Entries can be made by teams or individuals. All prize winners will be able to pitch their idea to a panel from the space sector who will offer prizes.
The deadline is 25 February 2018. For more info, search online for ‘UK Space Agency’.