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‘Out of this world’ solutions for Developing Countries

The UK Space Agency has opened a call to connect space industry & developing countries to help tackle economic, societal & environmental issues.  Call 2 for funding will close on 5 September 2017.  The assessment is due to take place in October 2017 and successful projects will begin by the end of 2017.

The Agency’s International Partnerships Programme (IPP) is a 5-year, £152m programme, designed to partner UK space expertise with overseas governments & organisations.  It is part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which aims to support cutting-edge research and innovation that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.

More than £70m in funding has already been given to projects in partnership with the UK space industry, applying inventive satellite solutions to a range of areas such as deforestation, illegal fishing, marine pollution, disaster recovery, drought & flooding.  The latest tranche of funding will focus on issues around health & education.
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UK Space Agency:  £50m for satellite solutions to help developing countries

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