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UK Space Agency IPP’s Agri-Webinar



The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) hosted an online workshop on Thursday 29th October for the agricultural projects in IPP. Eleven projects attended, represented by ~35 attendees. The objective of the session was to provide a forum for networking and sharing of knowledge and lessons between the IPP projects, with the work undertaken to support the sustainability of impacts generated over the longer term. 

After a welcome from Athene Gadsby, the UK Space Agency’s IPP Programme Manager, each consortium provided a three-minute lightning introduction overviewing their project in terms of the objectives, partners and results so far. This session highlighted the diversity of the project portfolio and the breadth of technologies, impact objectives and geographical focus within it.

A guest speaker, Eli Pollak (CEO of Apollo Agriculture) joined to provide an external perspective on the use of earth observation in agriculture. Apollo Agriculture is a technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya. It helps small-scale farmers maximise their profits by using satellite data, machine learning, and automated operations to enable better credit decisions and keep costs low and processes scalable. Eli provided an overview of their business model of providing an optimised bundle of products e.g. fertiliser and seed, information products e.g. agronomic advice, and financing e.g. loans, to service the full suite of needs of small-scale farmers. From a technical perspective, Eli explained how the company uses satellite imagery and machine learning to help assess the credit worthiness of each farmer. He also highlighted the importance of ensuring that the farmers are aware of how their personal data and information is being used, and how they benefit in terms of service quality and price, etc.

During the afternoon session, we ran a set of virtual breakouts focused on a variety of topics on achieving and measuring impact, and how to ensure the long term financial sustainability of the service delivered via the project and hence ensure the long term sustainability of the impacts that the project was set up to achieve. A brief summary of each breakout room is below: 

How to quantify agricultural impacts – beyond the metric of yield?  

This group acknowledged that whilst improvements in yield is commonly an impact indicator for agricultural projects, due in part to its direct link to the SDGs, there are broad benefits that the yield indicator doesn’t capture. This might include increased efficiency and use of agricultural inputs, better management of production to smooth out volumes, reduced environmental damage, improved crop quality and mitigation of potential loss through extreme weather events, disease or pests. Our discussions suggested that alternative measurements including improved resilience and the ability to foresee events in order to take action were important for many projects.

What are the common pitfalls to measuring agricultural impacts, such as the timing of harvest cycles, getting buy-in from farmers to actually make changes, and defining counterfactuals?

Timing was the most common issue raised by this group. It was noted that whilst an IPP project, and the development of the product, might take 4-5 years, many agricultural impacts take many more years to emerge. At the same time, aligning harvest cycles to product development and the rhythm of reporting and evaluation within IPP creates a challenge for data collection and impact measurement in agricultural projects. Many projects also shared concerns related to attribution, and how to measure the effect of their specific agronomic advice on a complex farming system. For example, it is difficult to fully account for the action taken by farmers to act on agronomic recommendations, and how it creates an impact when faced with multiple, external, complex factors that might also influence the result. Participants noted that using counterfactuals and control groups to assess this issue of attribution might be technically possible, but also raised ethical considerations relating to the exclusion of certain growers from these interventions.  Participants suggested that as an alternative to control groups, national level data could be used to understand general trends. 

What value is the user going to derive from the solution, does that outweigh the costs, and who pays?

This group noted that achieving post grant financial sustainability can be difficult and very time consuming requiring a lot more effort than originally expected in terms of meetings, demonstrations and negotiations with potential customers/funders. It was discussed how it is difficult for smallholders to pay directly for the services, but not impossible as demonstrated by Apollo Agriculture, whereas perhaps larger agri-business was a more viable customer. Some IPP projects are pursuing a ‘top down’ approach by providing their services directly to government customers, e.g. Ministries of Agriculture, while other projects are looking from the ‘demand’ side, e.g. with the cooperatives and wholesalers that aggregate smallholder supply and seeing how they can expand the service to others in the value chain to add other benefits over productivity. Automation may be another way to drive down costs and make the services more affordable, but that could be more difficult in developing countries as it will take a long time and investment.

What is the role of EO in the agricultural sector in regards to insurance and credit? 

Many of the agricultural projects in IPP are investigating whether EO can be used to improve the provision of insurance to farmers. We heard from Airbus their plans to improve the offering of flood & drought insurance for farmers in Kenya, eOsphere’s efforts in Mongolia to support an index based insurance scheme for herders, and Rezatec in Mexico aiming to improve insurance products for wheat and sugarcane farmers. Victoria Clause (Technology and Agriculture Consultant, Mercy Corps AgriFin) provided an opinion on how bundling both credit and insurance products has led previously to greater demand from smallholder farmers. Finally, Assimila highlighted that whilst it is possible to create index based insurance for some hazards e.g. rainfall for drought, others such as pest risk are harder to identify an appropriate index. 

We will be hosting further workshops in spring 2021 to build on this knowledge-sharing event. If you have specific ideas for such an event, please do contact Caribou Space on nicki@cariboudigital.net

What does innovation taste like?



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SF Bay Coffee Company is a shining example of innovations for smallholder farmers in the African coffee business designed to improve livelihoods and sustainability. Farming five hectares in Kigoma Sector SF Bay’s 20,000 coffee trees sit at 1,743-1,935 metres above sea level. This location experiences varying temperature levels of 16-25 degrees, perfect for growing high-quality coffee. The company also sources coffee beans from around 1,960 coffee farmers in the surrounding Kigoma Sector. The company started operations in Rwanda in 2006 and became a partner in the ACCORD programme in 2018 to increase the level of support offered to its coffee farmers and help them tackle the impact of climate change.

We talked to the SFBC Rwanda Director, Mario Serracin, Ph.D. about their company, the challenges of climate change in Rwanda, and the impact of the ACCORD programme on their farmers.

What were SFBC original goals and expectations on joining the ACCORD programme?

SF Bay Coffee started as coffee buyers in Rwanda and East Africa sourcing from some 30,000 producers since 2006. Building on this experience they set up a model farm and coffee washing station, and an outreach programme to smallholder coffee farmers offering agronomic, weather advisory, social and business support programmes. They have a full soils-testing lab to optimise farm management and through the ACCORD programme installed a weather station on the farm.


SF Bay’s demonstration plot showing inter-cropping with banana trees

SF Bay Coffee reached out to ACCORD in order to be more precise and effective in their farmer support, and in particular to improve the smallholder farmers knowledge of good agronomic practices. SF Bay Coffee’s main target in Rwanda has been to triple the farmers’ incomes by increasing yields and profits.

How does ACCORD fit with your wider vision and goals for your business and what you are trying to achieve for farmers?

SF Bay Coffee has so far mapped 1,960 farms and fields. The farmers had limited knowledge of coffee farming and were producing less than 1kg per tree. They also had limited access to inputs and agronomic support.

With the ACCORD project, the farmers have increased production and adopted improved agronomic practices which includes growing better coffee varieties, digging erosion channels, mulching the fields, improved scouting for pests, and effective pests and disease management.
Through the WeatherSafe platform, more than 200,000 messages advising these practices have been sent to farmers to date, helping to increase productivity and quality of the coffee beans.

They have lowered processing costs through a modern design of washing station and this enables the company to offer 67% of the green coffee price to farmers. The price offered by the company to farmers in last two years has been 29-42% higher than the minimum price set by regulator NAEB.

What are the most important interventions or innovations required to make smallholder coffee farming sustainable?

“Smallholder farmers need to be organised in producer organisations (cooperatives) in order to attain the right agro-inputs ahead of time and achieve economies of scale. They also require pre-financing to meet production costs”, said Mario Serracin.


Mario Serracin, Director of SF Bay Coffee Rwanda

He notes that cooperatives are better able to negotiate for pre-financing to procure inputs on behalf of farmers and achieve better prices from coffee buyers. Shared services including transport, washing stations and marketing, also go a long way to ensure that farmers get improved returns.

How significant has been the impact of climate change on coffee farming in Africa?

Impact of climate change has been very significant, especially to smallholder farmers. Rwanda has witnessed extreme weather, changing rainfall patterns, increased temperatures and incidence of pests and diseases as a result of climate change. Some coffee varieties have completely disappeared since they could not withstand adverse changes in climate. Some smallholder farmers have even abandoned coffee altogether.

Application of the ACCORD service has enabled farmers to become more resilient to climate change and able to adjust their farming activities to cope. This has led to a significant reduction of costs of production, especially agro-inputs through the reduced wastage that comes from accurate forecasts of rainfall.

“ACCORD technology has addressed climate change challenges quite well, but we need higher resolutions at ground level and more access microclimate information”, said Mario Serracin.

How well has it integrated with your approach to innovation in coffee agronomy?

There were high expectations that the ACCORD service would support and enhance the company’s passion for innovation. The key was to use it to improve decision-making and outreach to farmers. This has proved to be the case in both areas.

For example, shortly after coffee trees were initially planted on the model farm three consecutive days of rain were predicted by the WeatherSafe platform. Reacting in advance, the company’s staff designed canals to capture the excess water to store for predicted drought days, and developed an gravity-based irrigation system. This efficient use of rainwater noticeably increased plant health and yields in the first year after planting, achieving results normally expected over three years.


ACCORD has helped produce higher yields and better quality cherries

SF Bay Coffee has also been able to improve agronomic support to coffee farmers through the employment of tech savvy university graduates equipped with the ACCORD platform. With the relevant training, these interns have mapped farms, set up demonstration plots, scouted for pests and diseases, and trained farmers on their own farms.

SF Bay Coffee has been able to achieve increased production and quality at its own farm as well as from its network of smallholder farmers. Its innovative approach to coffee farming is the driver of this success and that innovation has been extended to many smallholder farmers thanks to ACCORD. Farmers appreciate the alerts and advice they receive via their mobile phones, as evidenced through latest farmers surveys, where 97.8% of farmers reported taking recommended actions, 98.3% reported positive change in the health of their crop, and 97.2% reported being satisfied with the service, overall.

The proof ultimately is in the coffee. Having achieved 90+ scores in the Rare Specialty Category there is no doubt as to the quality of SF Bay Coffee. So next time you enjoy a taste of that fine brand, raise your cup to innovation.

International Partnership Programme

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five-year, £30 million-per-year initiative run by the UK Space Agency. It focuses on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver sustainable economic or societal benefit to developing economies around the world. IPP is part of, and is funded from, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). GCRF is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government which supports cutting-edge research and innovation on global issues affecting developing countries.

Why conscious consumerism can help unlock sustainability for coffee farmers



From the move to re-usable coffee cups and paper straws, to the purchasing of products from retailers with strong ethics statements, coffee-drinkers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of their consumption habits. To continue to meet demand, many businesses are implementing sustainability initiatives, showcasing their commitments to ethical procurement processes, and demonstrating their corporate social responsibility.

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UK Space Agency’s new Head of Sustainable Development



Afriqnmun Lovejoy is the UK Space Agency’s (UKSA) new Head of Sustainable Development.  She is an experienced Civil Service leader, with strengths in managing complex relationships, public policy and analysis, has significant experience of the climate sector, and recently attended an Executive Masters in Public Economics at the London School of Economics.

Afriqnmun was previously UKSA’s Head of Strategy and Operations, responsible for corporate planning, operations management, and secretariat to the Agency’s executive and non-executive boards. She joined UKSA in 2018 from the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), where she worked on a range of domestic climate policies, for UK onshore and offshore wind, hydropower and electric vehicles. At BEIS she also spent time as the Head of Engagement for International Climate Change.

Outside of her core roles, Afriqnmun is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, recognised through her voluntary work as a Save the Children Regional Coordinator and her role in setting up the BEIS Faith and Minority Ethnic Network for which she received an MBE in 2018.

As Head of Sustainable Development at the UK Space Agency she is excited to have the opportunity to build on the success of the existing IPP programme, and to create the strategic and collaborative frameworks to promote the role of space technology within our international partnerships and the wider development community.

IPP ACCORD project endorsed by farmers in latest survey results



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Farmers drying coffee

The success of the ACCORD project relies critically on the enthusiastic adoption of the service by the farmers themselves. Even the smartest technology is ultimately useless if the users themselves don’t embrace it.

A critical part of measuring the success and the impact of the ACCORD technology and service has therefore been to keep a regular check on farmer adoption of the technology, the impact on their farming practices and their overall satisfaction with the service they are receiving.

Farmers adopting agronomic practices by digging erosion channels ~ Courtesy SFBC Rwanda

We do that primarily through a quarterly survey of a sample of circa 160 farmers (male and female) drawn from across the participating cooperatives in both Kenya and Rwanda. We also ensure we have a representative sample of female farmers so that we can track adoption and impact by gender.

The surveys have been carried out throughout the programme, from the point farmers began receiving SMS messages from the ACCORD platform. Over time the project team has been able to track farmer attitudes and satisfaction, as well as the impact the technology is having on their farms – and capturing some deeper insights in their own words.

The results have been very positive from the outset. From the start feedback received has suggested that the application of advanced data-science driven technology can have an immediate and positive impact on meeting farmers’ needs, so long as it is delivered in an accessible and practical way.

June survey shows very positive feedback and steady progress

The latest survey has generated our best set of results to date – and given that we are close to reaching our target of 50,000 mapped fields and around the same number of participating farmers (40,000+ receiving the service right now) that is indeed most encouraging.

So, what have we found in the latest results? We look at several measures of adoption and satisfaction, and here’s the topline for the one’s we look at most closely:

  • 92.8% of farmers reported taking the recommended action in June 2020, compared with 91% a year ago.
  • 98.8% of farmers reported a positive change in their farming practices, in June 2020 as a result of accessing the service, compared with 92% a year ago.
  • 97.6% of farmers reported satisfaction with the service in June 2020, compared with 93% a year ago.
  • 96% of farmers reported a positive change in the health of their crop in June 2020, compared with 91% a year ago

Farmers also reported to have made some decisions that led to savings. 60% were able to manage farm labour and logistics well, improve crop management practices, and reduced operation costs. 29% indicated that they were able to apply the right amount of agro-inputs in the right way, avoiding wastage, and 12% managed to buy more effective type of agro-inputs (which also depends on the farmers’ availability of funds).

Despite these very positive results, we do remind ourselves that good as the feedback from farmers is, the results on the ground in terms of improved farming and better yields is what ultimately counts. Therefore, we are far from complacent and the Covid19 pandemic is a timely reminder that there are many environmental factors that challenge smallholder farmer resilience and sustainability.

Challenges remain on the ground

Beyond the surveys we conduct occasional farmer focus groups so that we can delve deeper into the challenges they face, and the factors that affect their ability to act on the advice they receive from the service.

Most farmers cite challenges in having access to inputs at the time they need them most, or the right type, or that they can’t afford them at that point in time. Similarly, access to labour to carry out the work can be a problem, one that has been exacerbated by the impact of lockdown on the movement of labour in rural areas during the current pandemic. These are challenges that technology alone cannot solve. There must also be market and logistical solutions that enable farmers to act effectively, when they know what needs to be done, based on ACCORD alerts and advice.

It is our fervent belief therefore that ACCORD technology is an enabler not a full solution in itself. Knowledge is power they say – and rightly so – but only if that knowledge can be acted upon effectively and, as climate change constantly reminds us, in a timely manner.

International Partnership Programme

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five-year, £30 million-per-year initiative run by the UK Space Agency. It focuses on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver sustainable economic or societal benefit to developing economies around the world. IPP is part of, and is funded from, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). GCRF is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government which supports cutting-edge research and innovation on global issues affecting developing countries.

World Ocean Day – sustainable innovation for our oceans



June 8th is World Oceans Day. This year, the theme is Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.

Marine ecosystems sit at the heart of many of the world’s global challenges: food, medicines, biodiversity, clean energy, climate regulation, job creation and inclusive growth. However, exploitation of our ‘blue economy’ is rife, from illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing to pollution caused by various industries both on land and at sea. We need to safeguard and improve the health of marine ecosystems to support the worlds growing use of marine resources.

Innovation for sustainable oceans is needed.

The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) is supporting organisations to use innovative space technology to solve development challange across a wide range of sectors, including solutions to reduce and prevent IUU, decrease coastal erosion, promote safety at sea and detect and respond to pollution.

IPP has funded six projects that support innovation for our oceans. Verumar in the Philippines and Satellite-Enabled Maritime Domain Awareness for Chile’ (SEMDAC) are demonstrate the value of using satellite data and advanced algorithms in detecting IUU fishing. Satellites for sustainable fishing in Indonesia and South Africa Safety Initiative
for Small vessels’ Operational Take‑up (OASIS-TU)
in Malaysia and South Africa are working towards improving safety at sea. And Coastal Risk Information Service (C-RISE) is supporting coastal populations from the consequences of climate variability and change in Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa.

The video below provides a snapshot of the positive impact that Earth and Sea Observation (EASOS) having on detecting oil spills off the coast of Malaysia using space solutions.

World Environment Day – Time for Nature



June 5th is World Environment Day. It is most renowned day for environmental action. This year, the theme is biodiversity.

Biodiversity is foundational, it supports all life on land and below water. It affects human health, providing clean air and water, nutritious foods, disease resistance, and climate change mitigation.

However, human actions, including deforestation, encroachment on wildlife habitats, intensified agriculture, and acceleration of climate change, have pushed nature beyond its limit.

The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) is supporting organisations to use space technology to solve development challange across a wide range of sectors, including solutions to reduce and prevent de-forestation, improve biodiversity and increase climate resilience in agriculture.

IPP has funded six projects on forestry and land management which are providing tools to support improved forest governance. When applied, these are expected to ultimately slow deforestation rates in project regions by providing local forest authorities with actionable intelligence. Furthermore, a cost effectiveness analysis of the forestry projects found that space-enabled solutions where 11.8 times more cost effective in the long term when compared to non-space alternatives. The video below provides a snapshot of the positive impact that the IPP is having on preventing deforestation through using space solutions.

Remote [Common] Sensing for climate resilience



A dictionary definition of common sense says it is “The basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way”. And that is at the heart of what one project in the IPP portfolio – ‘CommonSensing’ – is doing in partnership with the Pacific island nations of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Among many others, these Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are at the frontline of the devastating effects of climate change; indeed, as I write this, Pacific SIDS are being savaged by Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold. Therefore, the immediate threat posed by climate change requires a global effort to not only help them recover from such devastating weather events in the short term, but also to become more resilient in future.

‘CommonSensing’ is using satellite remote sensing technology to help Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu with improved food security, disaster risk reduction and better access to international climate finance. Led by the United Nations’ Institute of Training and Research’s (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), and with a consortium of partners including the Satellite Applications Catapult, Commonwealth Secretariat and University of Portsmouth, the project is in its third year, has provided technical training to a large variety of government representatives (policymakers), and is on track to deliver the agreed satellite and geospatial solutions.

In November, a small project team, accompanied by UKSA representatives, capitalised on being in-region for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Ministerial in Canberra by adding on a visit to meet with ‘CommonSensing’ stakeholders in Fiji. The weather was typical for that time of year – warm but rained heavily most days – so the delegation had a taste of how severe weather events suffered by so many SIDS (Small Island Developing States) around the world, exacerbated by climate change, can devastate infrastructure, crops and livelihoods.

UKSA and CommonSensing Team Visit to Fiji

The team met with a variety of stakeholders, including the British High Commissioner and a press conference hosted by the Permanent Secretary for Economy, to discuss climatic issues faced by Fiji (and other SIDS) and how ‘CommonSensing’ data will provide their government with more reliable information for better decision making, ultimately enhancing their probability of securing international climate finance. But what really struck us was how every person we met – from taxi drivers and hotel staff to senior government officials – was gravely concerned about rising sea levels and hugely valued the support being provided through programmes such as IPP.

We also visited two coastal villages and were invited to join traditional ‘kava’ ceremonies at each, during which the elders informed us of the issues faced on a daily basis due to rising sea and rainwater levels, and the defensive work being done to avoid these longstanding communities having to leave their homes permanently and move inland. We saw two different types of flood gates in place which seem to be highly effective in holding back seawater. However, such installations require significant national/international investment and are not always as extensive as they need to be; in one of the villages visited the local school was just metres from the beach and totally open to the elements. It was clear that further funding and better data to inform government planning are in urgent need.

Coastal Defences in Fiji

The visit was also an opportunity to meet with the Fijian in-country representative (‘CommonSensing’ has recruited one for each of the targeted SIDS in addition to Climate Finance Advisors). Having such resource in place is a major advantage for IPP projects as they provide local knowledge and expertise, ensure ongoing engagement with key stakeholders and, through this, can often open doors which would not be accessible by the external project team.

Pacific SIDS are involved in another IPP project – ‘RE-SAT’ – which is delivering a Renewable Space Analytics Tool. IPP’s third competition also included a strategic call targeting Pacific SIDS in partnership with Australia and news on that will be released soon.

UK Space Agency – Covid-19 Sector Awareness Survey & Fortnightly Webinar



UK Space Agency – Covid-19 Sector Awareness Survey & Fortnightly Webinar

This an update on the UK Space Agency’s plans to support the space sector to mitigate and recover from the impact of COVID-19. This is our highest priority, and several dedicated teams are now working across the Agency to provide immediate business support and develop a longer-term recovery plan.

Weekly Sector Awareness Survey

We have partnered with UKspace to understand how space companies are being impacted by COVID-19 through a regular weekly survey, open to all UK-based space organisations. It is vital we capture the full breadth of the sector through this process, so we can understand how severe the impact is, specific issues that you are encountering, and what additional support we can provide.

As the government moves its thinking from crisis response to long-term recovery, it will allocate support to those sectors that can clearly articulate what they require.  This weekly survey will be the route through which the UK Space Agency can advocate on behalf of the space sector, and inform what targeted support and funding we can directly offer to industry.

This survey is open to all UK-based space organisations and takes ten minutes to complete, once a week. Please register for access through UKspace’s COVID-19 Portal.

COVID-19 Fortnightly Webinar

A series of COVID-19 Webinars will provide an update on how UK space companies and academia are being impacted by the pandemic, as well as the latest advice, information, and resources available. You will also have the opportunity to engage directly with senior leadership from government and industry and share how COVID-19 is impacting your organisation.

They are open to anyone working in a UK-based space sector organisation. The next webinar takes place on Thursday 14 May from 2.00pm. Please click here to register.

These webinars are hosted in partnership between the UK Space Agency, the Department for International Trade, UKspace, the Satellite Applications Catapult, ESA, ADS and the Satellite Finance Network.

Additional Queries

If you have any additional queries, please use one of the channels below:

In addition to the channels above, you can always the IPP inbox (ipp@ukspaceagency.gov.uk) with any programme/project enquiries.

Covid-19 and the International Partnership Programme



As a funding agency, it is necessary for the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to assess the impact of COVID-19 on all our programmes.

We have initially focused on ensuring that UKSA has the necessary staff, capacity and processes in place to continue to offer a service in terms of monitoring projects and funding our programmes; in parallel the International Partnership Programme (IPP) team has engaged with project leads (primes) to fully understand the challenges they are likely to face over coming months (3, 6, >6-month period) and impacts on respective project progress.

Based on these early discussions, UKSA remains committed to the continuation of IPP and collaboration with partner countries during this unprecedented period. As a result, the IPP team is adopting a ‘business as usual’ approach for the next 3 months.

The IPP team is working flexibly with respective project Primes and partners (who have diverted efforts to home-based tasks and virtual meetings) to address any COVID-related issues/delays.  All projects are being asked to inform the IPP team as soon as any issues arise to discuss options.  This applies to Call 3 projects too, where the IPP team is working closely with Primes to understand any issues with a view to placing grants as soon as possible but accepting there will be delays due to COVID.  Due to these delays it is unlikely we will be releasing a public statement in May confirming which Call 3 projects have been placed on grant; however all Call 3 projects who have been selected are already working with IPP, and all unsuccessful Call 3 applicants have been made aware and have received feedback on their proposals. 

Additionally, please note that the UK Space Agency is working in partnership with the space sector’s trade body, UKspace, to collect information on how the sector is being affected. If you are encountering any difficulties or require more information, please click here: https://www.ukspace.org/space-sector-covid19-surveys/.

With thanks for your cooperation, and best wishes to you all,

IPP team