UK registered micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million for industry led civil aerospace research projects.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £2.5 million
Opens: 5th Oct 2020
Closes: 18th Nov 2020
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is working with the Aerospace Technology Institute and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Up to £10 million will be invested in NATEP (National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme) for aerospace innovation projects as part of the ATI programme. In this competition we are investing up to £2.5 million.
This competition is the third of 4 rounds. The last round is scheduled for spring 2021.
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:
This competition is not funding projects:
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Your project must:
They can last between 12 and 18 months.
To lead a project your organisation must:
This competition is primarily expecting 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.
To collaborate with the lead your organisation must:
The ATI Programme has allocated up to £2.5 million to fund innovation projects in this competition.
Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £100,000 and £300,000.
No one project partner can be responsible for more than 70% of the total eligible project costs.
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.
If you are acting economically you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
UK registered large businesses in your consortium can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one large business, this maximum will be shared between them.
If you are undertaking non-economic activities, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
The UK registered research organisations in your consortium undertaking non-economic activities can share up to 30% of the total project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation, this maximum will be shared between them.
Academics must enter 80% of their full economic costs (FEC) into their application to match the costs on their Je-S form.