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.