How UK space expertise is helping emerging economies
The International Partnerships in Space Programme (IPSP) is the newest programme in the Agency’s portfolio. It’s an exciting £32 million international programme established and led by the UK Space Agency.
IPSP consists of a number of projects run by industry or academia in partnership with at least one international organisation. The programme was launched in order to develop opportunities and generate lasting and sustainable relationships for UK companies and SMEs to work with international partners. All of the projects bring benefits for both UK business and the partner country.
The projects funded through IPSP will demonstrate how UK satellite or space technology can provide societal and economic benefits to countries by either developing their own indigenous capability or by providing services to those that do not currently have such capabilities. It will also open up avenues and generate new opportunities for UK industry to operate with established space based economies.
Read the full blog here: https://space.blog.gov.uk/2015/09/17/developing-international-capabilities-in-space/