The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five year, £152 million programme run by the UK Space Agency. IPP focuses strongly on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver a sustainable economic or societal benefit to emerging and developing economies around the world.
IPP is part of and is funded from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF): a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government, which supports cutting-edge research and innovation on global issues affecting developing countries.
The projects within IPP span a variety of themes, including reducing deforestation, disaster response, land-use monitoring, reducing maritime problems and renewable energy.
33 projects have been commissioned to date run by a large variety of organisations across industry, academia and non-profit entities. UK and international organisations are involved in the project consortiums.
Further information is available in the IPP ‘Brochure’.
—Ray Fielding, IPP Programme Director