Supporting organisations to bridge the space and development worlds

We focus on using space to achieve a positive impact on society, economy and environment, for all countries.

Space provides unique capabilities to solve societal and environmental challenges across climate change, disaster resilience, agriculture, forestry, maritime, health, education and industry.

As part of Caribou Digital, we work with governments, space agencies, development agencies and private sector space companies. 


The International Partnership Programme is a 5 year, £152 million effort to use the UK space sector’s strengths to deliver a sustainable, economic and societal benefit to developing countries.

We support the UK Space Agency with a range of services to ensure IPP achieves the maximum development impact.

The Earth Observation for Sustainable Development programme supports the uptake of satellite environmental information in sustainable development.

We support ESA to define the programme’s strategy from 2020-2025.

The U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government’s international development and disaster assistance. 

We published a report of innovations, including space based technologies, accelerate universal internet adoption.


Inmarsat is a British satellite telecommunications company, offering global mobile services.

We managed the Digital Frontiers programme to provide satellite connectivity for mobile banking services in Kenya and maternal healthcare in Nigeria.

Also supported Inmarsat’s C-Level with strategic recommendations for their developing world strategy. 

Satellite Applications Catapult helps organisations make use of, and benefit from, satellite technologies.

We developed online community to build links between the space industry and developing countries, called STARhub. 

Micro-satellite organisation

We support with entry strategy into the Africa telecommunications market.


South American company

We support their strategy & planning for a satellite internet offering.



Elise Montano
Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Diogo Silva
Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Tim Hayward
Senior Director

David Taverner
Senior Director


Space for Development

Space for Development is a website providing a unified view of the knowledge, initiatives and community using space for development benefits. It is managed by Caribou Space, and is supported by the UK Space Agency International Partnership Programme.


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