Funding competition: Aerospace Technology Institute R&T programme

This competition offers innovation funding to businesses to sustain the UK's position in aerospace design and manufacture.


Competition guidance: Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) R&T programme

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The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) research and technology (R&T) programme represents a £3.8bn joint government and industry investment. Its purpose is to maintain and grow the UK’s competitive position in aerospace design and manufacture.

The strategic programme focuses on large scale technology and capability challenges in the medium to long term. Find out more about the ATI’s R&T programme.

This programme is coordinated and managed by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Innovate UK, and the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI). All 3 organisations work in collaboration. Together we deliver a portfolio of projects to meet the objectives and priorities of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy.

Applications for this funding are different to standard Innovate UK competitions. Strategic fit is assessed by ATI through 2 progressive gateways before being independently assessed by Innovate UK. More information on the application process can be found on the ATI website.

Monthly expressions of interest are run via the Innovation Funding Service. Successful applications for these expressions of interest are invited to apply to a second stage.

This is competition is open to applications until 2020.

Contact the ATI to discuss your proposal.

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Published 13 May 2016
Last updated 13 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. To update the websites, email addresses and to inform about the monthly expressions of interest.

  2. The guidance for applicants has been updated to clarify that it is for funding in batch 21. Rules and criteria have not been changed.

  3. Updated guidance with 2017 version.

  4. Added 2017 dates and deadlines.

  5. The strategic themes have been updated from 10 general themes to 4 specific themes. The Guidance for Applicants pdf has also been updated, changing just the batch numbers for internal auditing.

  6. Competition brief and guidance titles have been frontloaded

  7. Updated application and assessment process.

  8. First published.