ZiNIR Limited has been awarded a grant to investigate the various applications for Solo® Spectroscopy in space. The funding from the UK Space Agency (UKSA) will allow ZiNIR Ltd to explore in some detail the technical advantages and challenges, intellectual property situation and potential market for the Solo® Spectroscopy chip for a number of space-based applications. The company plans to interview a number of industry experts and academics in the area as part of the project.
The funding (a Grant for Exploratory Ideas award) is part of the National Space Technology Programme (NSTP) which is administered on behalf of the UKSA by the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation and Space Technology (CEOI-ST) and the University of Leicester.
ZiNIR Director, Ian Goodyer, said “We are delighted to have been awarded this funding. These grants are vital for high-technology micro-businesses like ZiNIR Ltd as it allows us to not only hone our proposition for the space industry, but also to network and meet with key players in the UK Space sector. It is particularly beneficial that the grant provides 100% funding, as finding match funding for these types of projects is often a challenge for companies like ours.”