UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2.5 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 £2.5 million
Opens: 15th Nov 2021
Closes: 12th Jan 2022
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is working with the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The aim of this competition is to help SMEs to develop their own innovative technologies. These should enhance their capabilities and increase their ability to win new business in the civil aerospace sector.
Your project must have a credible route to market and preferably have identified your end users. Your project should:
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:
Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £150,000 and £300,000.
Your project must:
You can start your project from 1 June 2022
To lead a project your organisation must:
Innovate UK primarily expect to fund businesses that are new to research and development (R&D) or are restarting R&D activity.
Academic institutions, charities, public sector organisations, large businesses and RTOs cannot lead.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
Any eligible UK registered business can lead on one application and collaborate in a further 2 applications.
Any non-leading UK business can collaborate in up to 3 applications.
All other organisations can collaborate on any number of applications.
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
The ATI programme allocated up to £2.5 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.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of: