Enabling the public sector to save money, innovate and make more effective policy decisions by using space technology and data

Who are we?

The Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) is a strategic, national, programme established and led by the UK Space Agency in 2014 and delivered in collaboration with the Satellite Applications Catapult to drive the uptake and use of space products, data and services across government departments.

The aim is to increase the public sector use of space as an enabling technology to stimulate innovation and growth whilst at same time making government more efficient and ‘smarter’.

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The competition has been running to identify innovative technology solutions to help the public sector create sustainable operational services from satellite data and enable smarter, more efficient operations, reduce risk and enhance policy making.

We are currently discussing programme priorities for 2016/17 and beyond, following the EO Discovery Day, and will publish details about future competition opportunities soon.

Competition details and past case studies