The ATI Programme funds industrial research and investment aid for research infrastructures to make the UK civil aerospace sector more competitive.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of £150 million
Opens: 4th Apr 2022
Closes: 27th Apr 2022
The ATI Programme represents a £3.9billion joint government and industry investment to maintain and grow the UK’s competitive position in civil aerospace.
This programme is co-ordinated and managed by:
This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition. You must have a successful application in this competition before you can be invited to apply to the full stage competition.
If you are successful in this EoI competition, you will be invited to apply for the next full stage Batch competition of the ATI Programme.
Your project must have a potential application within the civil aerospace sector. This can include dual use technologies.
Your proposal must align with the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, ‘Accelerating Ambition’, which is split into these areas:
Innovate UK are not funding projects that are:
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
Your project’s duration must be appropriate and in proportion to the planned objectives and prioritisation within the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, ‘Accelerating Ambition’.
To collaborate with the lead organisation your organisation must:
We have allocated up to £150 million a year to fund innovation projects in the ATI Programme. If your organisation’s work on the project is mostly commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically.
Your project cannot be a mixture of industrial research and capital infrastructure investment.
Individual partners that are conducting commercial or economic activities (which may include research organisations) as part of the project can claim grant funding up to:
The total grant funding limit for any individual organisation is £18 million.
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them.
Of that 30% you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to:
Your project must focus on the construction or upgrade of research infrastructures that perform economic activities.
Each infrastructure project can receive total grant funding of up to £18 million and the total project grant funding must not exceed 50% of the total eligible project costs. In a collaborative capital infrastructure project between business and research organisations, the research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can claim up to 100% of their own costs. However, the total project grant funding must not exceed 50% of the total eligible project costs.
Research organisations and academic institutions acting alone or collaboratively and conducting non-economic activities can claim up to 100% funding, however, you must obtain written consent from BEIS prior to submission. BEIS’ consent to request 100% does not guarantee funding and funding would be awarded on a no-subsidy basis.
Your total eligible project costs must be the investment costs in intangible and tangible assets.
If the research infrastructure pursues both economic and non-economic activities, you must:
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.