UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out industry-led civil aerospace collaborative R&D projects. This funding is from the ATI Programme.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £8 million
Opens: 9th Nov 2020
Closes: 6th Jan 2021
Up to £8 million is allocated from the ATI Programme for SMEs to deliver world leading aerospace technologies in the UK.
This supports and encourages industrial investment into the aerospace sector and its supply chain, through the funding of innovative and high impact projects.
These projects will demonstrate forward-looking and disruptive solutions to UK civil aerospace challenges.
This phase is for expressions of interest. The full stage competition will open on 1 March 2021.
The aim of this competition is to help SME’s to develop and encourage technological innovation within the civil aerospace sector, which can be exploited in the next 5 years.
Your project must align with the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy.
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:
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To lead a project your organisation must:
Academic institutions, charities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations (RTO) cannot lead.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
Your project must:
The ATI Programme has allocated up to £8 million to fund innovation projects in this competition.
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.
At least 50% of the total grant funding must go to the SMEs in your consortium.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to:
No one project partner can incur more than 70% of the total project costs.
UK registered large businesses in your consortium can share up to 30% of the total project costs. If your consortium contains more than one large business, this maximum will be shared between them.
This competition is not funding projects: