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The UK Space Investment and

Race to Zero Mission 2022

5-12 March 2022

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) in collaboration with the Welsh Government and Scottish Government are proud to announce a Space Mission to England, Wales and Scotland to explore the rapidly growing UK space sector.


Mission Objectives
This mission will help Canadian space companies understand the UK space market, and support their plans for growth in England, Wales and Scotland. It will provide valuable information, networks and contacts in business, academia, and government to support potential investment and partnerships.

The programme will include networking in London and visits to UK space hubs in Oxford, Cardiff, Leicester and Glasgow to highlight their unique offerings.


Benefits of Attending

  • Learn about exciting space business opportunities in England, Wales and Scotland
  • Exposure to the British space landscape and ecosystem
  • Networking opportunities with local business communities
  • Connect with accelerators, research and university organisations
  • Receive invaluable advice and information from industry experts and government representatives

What is Provided

  • Round trip economy airfare including all taxes for participants
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation and local transportation
  • Bespoke programme with an opportunity to engage with strategic partners, investors and stakeholders in the UK space ecosystem

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a Canadian company operating in the space sector
  • The company must be Canadian headquartered, at least 24 months old and be generating revenue
  • Must not already have a footprint in the United Kingdom
  • Must not have taken part in a previous Canada-UK space mission
  • Mission delegate must be a founding member of the company or at executive level
  • Company must be committed to establishing a partnership or presence in England, Wales or Scotland within 2 years as part of its international business plan
  • Submission of an application that includes information about the company and its plans for targeting the UK market


Sample Programme (subject to change)
5th March: Flight to the UK
6th March: Arrival in London, UK
7th - 11th March: London, Oxford, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow
12th March: Return Flight to Canada

We will select mission delegates from completed applications in November 2021 and notify successful applicants thereafter. The application deadline is being extended to 12 November 2021.


Apply here