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Finalists for International Space Pitch Day revealed

15 tech firms have been selected to pitch to military leaders for a share of £800000 to develop space innovation.

The finalists of the first International Space Pitch Day innovation competition were announced on Tuesday 27 October. 

Fifteen tech start-ups and innovative companies from across the world have won the opportunity to pitch their novel solutions to a panel of top military figures with the aim of winning a share of £800,000. 

They will now pitch their ideas to the panel and a global audience on day one of the Defence Space Conference 2020 hosted from London on 17 November. 

If successful in persuading the judges, contracts worth up to £53000 to fast track the development of their innovations will be awarded the same day. 

Announcing the finalists at SpaceCom Conference & Exposition today, UK MOD Head of Space Capability, Air Commodore Julian Ball OBE said:

"We are delighted to have 15 fantastic proposals make the final of International Space Pitch Day – representing the best of global space innovation.

“There was a terrific response to this innovative and collaborative initiative and I congratulate those making it through to Pitch Day.

“All eyes are now on London and 17 November when those winning contracts to accelerate their innovations will be chosen"

Six of the finalists are from the United Kingdom, six from the United States, and one each from Australia, Canada and India.


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