Game-changing ideas for aerospace: apply for funding

14 Nov 2019 12:59 PM

Organisations can put forward innovative ideas for design and propulsion technologies that could drive growth in the UK aerospace industry.

The world-leading UK aerospace industry has a turnover of £35 billion and directly employs 123,000 people. It needs to keep innovating to stay ahead in global markets.

Businesses are invited to express an interest in £8 million set aside for collaborative research and development projects that involve at least 1 UK SME.

The money is part of an annual £150 million available to support game-changing innovations in aerospace design, manufacture and propulsion. The best ideas will have a chance to apply for funding.

Organisations also have a chance to express an interest in applying for a share of funding on a monthly rolling basis.

The investment is part of the £3.9 billion UK Aerospace Technology Institute programme, a partnership between government and industry managed by Innovate UK, the Aerospace Technology Institute and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Developing aircraft of the future

The competitions are seeking expressions of interest in funding for projects in line with the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy.

Priority areas include whole aircraft design and integration, aerostructures, advanced systems and propulsion technologies.

Project themes are detailed in the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, and include:

Find the full list of strategic themes on the ATI website.

Information about the collaborative R&D competition for smaller business

Find out more about this competition for smaller business and how to submit an expression of interest.

Information about the monthly competition

Find out more about this competition and how to submit an expression of interest.