Research and analysis

An evaluation of UK funding through the ARTES programme

The UK Space Agency commissioned Technopolis to evaluate the UK’s participation in the ESA’s advanced research into telecommunications programme.


An evaluation of UKSA funding through the ARTES programme

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The study was commissioned to strengthen the body of evidence on the activities and outcomes of past UK investment in ARTES, to demonstrate benefits and value for money, and inform future decisions. The study approach included desk-based research, a telephone-based survey of UK contractors (45 individuals from 40 organisations) and a series of 10 semi-structured interviews with representatives from ESA, UK Space Agency, Innovate UK and industry. A further programme of 10 interviews supported the development of 7 case studies that looked in more depth at a selection of projects and contractors.

Published 30 October 2019