Usually, our regional heats are the primary way of entering the UKSDC, taking place every Autumn as one day events! The winning team (or teams) from each heat are invited to attend our national final the following March! This year, they’ll be replaced with our new Digital Heats (see below), which reproduce the experience online to bring you this year’s competition in a COVID-secure way!
If you can’t make it to one of our digital heats, or were unsuccessful at a digital heat, your team can still enter via the video competition. Our video competition is open to entries from September to December every year, with results announced in January! Winning teams are invited to attend our national final the following March!
Introducing Digital Heats, the new way to enter the UKSDC this Autumn! They’ll follow a similar format to our usual regional heats, but conducted entirely online! The winning team (or teams) from each heat will be invited to attend our national final next March!
Successful teams in the video competition and regional heats converge in March for a weekend-long event at Imperial College London. The event features the same format as our regional heats, but on a much bigger scale! A selection of the winners are then invited to join the UK Team and attend the International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center the following July!
A history of UKSDC events
The UKSDC has been running STEM events since 2008! Click the button to find out more about recent competitions!