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

The Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) is a strategic, national, programme established in 2014, led and funded by the UK Space Agency.

It is delivered in collaboration with the Satellite Applications Catapult to drive the uptake and use of space products, data and services across government departments.

The programme aims to increase the public sector's 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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Competition are run to identify innovative technology solutions to help the public sector create sustainable operational services from satellite data.

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The SSGP team has supported and has been engaged with a number of departmental and cross-departmental partnerships and collaborations.

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Through various training programmes, SSGP is committed to raising awareness of how space data and services can help the UK public sector.

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Data Procurement Initiative

SSGP has procured access to an unprecedented amount of high-resolution archive satellite imagery as a trial to allow government departments to work with and understand what information can be derived from satellite systems.

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Discover how satellite technology and data is being applied to satellite applications, with specific benefits to the public sector.