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Airbus calls for Innovation proposals in new Space and related technologies

Airbus is calling for innovation proposals for a Pitch event to be held at the end of February 2021. Photo: Airbus

The Sydney-based Defence Innovation Network (DIN) reports that Airbus has issued a Call For Innovation Proposals to Australian industry and research organisations interested in pitching relevant research and technology developments.

Closing date for Expressions of Interest is 18 February. These must correspond to Airbus’s published R&T topics of New Space & related technologies, and must address their potential application to Australia’s future space operating environment and sovereign industry capability.  The Airbus umbrella program for this initiative is Team Maier.

Successful applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas to a selection committee of Airbus’ Technical Domain Managers, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to develop a detailed proposal for an innovation project.

Airbus will invite registered parties to present their ideas and proposals in Pitch Events, to be held end of February 2021.

Airbus R&D topics

2_New Space
3_Quantum Technologies
4_Space capabilities
5_Prognostic Enabled Decision Making
6_RT Maritime Situational Awareness
7_Spacecraft Electrical Systems
8_SST LEO Debris Initial Orbit Determination 
9_SST On Board Data Processing and Compression

10_GEO IoT Connectivity and Enablers
11_Dynamic Optimization of Satellite Operations
12_Low Cost User Terminals for Mega Constellations

How to register

EOI for Pitch Event – Closing Date: 18 February 2021 via ICN website.

  1. Select the topic of the proposed R&D area you are interested in. For each topic, a separate application needs to be submitted.
  2. Register your name or team and the chosen title with a short description of the proposed innovation or project by 18 February 2021.
  3. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Pitch event, no later than 22 February 2021.
  4. Pitch events will be scheduled and advised for each successful registration.

Anticipated Timeline 2021

18 February – Call for Innovation Pitches-EOI due
End February – Innovation Pitches
Early March– Shortlisting of Pitches
Mar- Apr – Submission of detailed R&D Proposals

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