UK Space Agency launches funding to address economic and environmental challenges

Aug 1, 2017 · bdaily.co.uk

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The UK Space Agency has awarded ten small and medium sized enterprises and research organisations with funds to help develop international partnerships and tackle economic, societal and environmental issues using satellite technology.

The Agency is awarding the funds through its International Partnership Programme (IPP), which is designed to partner UK space expertise with overseas governments and organisations.

The IPP is part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which aims to support research and innovation that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.

The ten SMEs and research organisations have been given a total of £338k to use to establish partnerships in countries including Zambia, Ethiopia and Vietnam. Once the partnerships have been formed, the SMEs can then develop proposals which will then go to the IPP Call 2 to secure further funding to make the plans a reality.

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