Funding Options from DASA and ESA – Frameworks Workshop

Thursday 23rd January | 12 noon – 2pm | Catalyst (Design Lab at the Innovation Centre, Belfast)

We are delighted to bring DASA and ESA to Catalyst to present on additional grants that companies from NI can access.  Startups can access anything from £60k-£2m from these schemes

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) finds and funds exploitable innovations to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity.

ESA Business Applications has enabled data from satellites to transform businesses on Earth. They have already invested €200m in launching innovative services in over 500 businesses.  Transport, tourism, smart cities, education, food or finance…there is no sector where space data and technology are not used. Companies that utilise satellite technology (GPS etc) can access this funding so is a potentially good option for funding.

In this Frameworks Workshop you will learn from innovation partners about how your startup can apply for and benefit from funding from either DASA or ESA.  You will also hear from companies that have been through the process and can give you a good understanding of the process.


1200 -1230 – Lunch & networking
1230 -1235 – Welcome
1235 -1315 – Workshop
1315 – 1330 – Panel Discussion
1330 – 1345 – Audience Q&A
1345 – Close

Who should attend:

Entrepreneurs, innovative individuals with a business idea, start-ups and early stage businesses.


Lunch is included.
Tickets are complimentary but do please let us know if you are unable to make it!