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What is International
Space Pitch Day?

In an effort to redefine the process for contracting international innovators, the UK and USA have partnered together to jointly launch the ‘Allied Defence Accelerator’ which continues the spirit of the two’s historic bond of combined defense initiatives. International Space Pitch Day will serve as the program’s “demo-day” showcasing high potential startups and innovators from around the globe. The event will give entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their innovation live to a joint UK-US panel of Program Executive Officers. The panel will select up to 15 startups to receive a piece of the grand prize pool worth £800,000 GBP ($1,000,000 USD).



Official Announcement / Competition Document Released 

July 22nd, 2020

Webinar #1 / "Competition Introduction & Challenge #1 Deep-Dive"

July 29th, 2020

Webinar #2 / "Breaking Down Challenges #2 and #3"

July 30th, 2020

Webinar #3 / "Breaking Down Challenges #4 and #5"

August 4th, 2020

Webinar #4 / "Breaking Down Challenge #6"

August 6th, 2020

Webinar #5 / "Working With the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence"

August 10th, 2020

Webinar #6 / "Working With the United States Department of Defense"

August 12th, 2020

Supplier Registration/Participation Questionnaire Deadline

August 19th, 2020 (12:00 BST)

Preparing for Submission: Ask Me Anything

August 20th, 2020 (9-10AM PST / 5-6PM BST)

Proposal Submission Deadline

September 2nd, 2020 (12:00 BST)


Notification Sent For Down-Selected Companies

October 21st, 2020

Design Sprint #1

October 26-30th, 2020

Design Sprint #2

November 2-6th, 2020


International Space Pitch Day & Contract Awards

November 16-17th, 2020


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