LONDON: British Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan has announced a £1.5 million investment in 12 ground-breaking space innovation projects.

The funding is for Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) ‘Space to Innovate’ competition, which will find and fund new technologies that could improve the UK’s capability in space.

The successful bidders will share more than £1.5m of funding, provided jointly by Dstl and the UK Space Agency’s (UKSA) National Space Technology Programme, to further develop the concepts.