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: 6th Apr 2021
Closes: 19th May 2021
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).
NATEP competition is held approximately every 6 months. This is call 4 of 6 and for each call there is up to £2.5m funding available.
Your proposal must align with the priorities stated in the UK Aerospace technology strategy, Accelerating Ambition. Your proposal will be subject to:
You will need to pass both assessments in order to for your application to be recommended for funding. BEIS has the final funding decision. If you are successful, Innovate UK will perform financial viability and eligibility checks. Final approvals are issued by BEIS. You will be contracted by Innovate UK. The competition closes at 11am UK time.
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:
We want to fund a portfolio of projects, across a variety of technologies, markets and technological maturities.
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 £100,000 and £300,000.
Your project must:
They can last between 12 and 18 months.
If your organisation is a UK registered business, or a research and technology organisation (RTO) participating as a business, you must show in your answer you can provide match funding from entirely private sector sources, across all projects you are involved in.
To lead a project your organisation must:
To collaborate with the lead your organisation must:
The lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding and enter their costs into the Innovation Funding Service as part of the application.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Innovate UK will not award you funding if you have:
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:
No one project partner can be responsible for more than 70% of the total eligible project costs.
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.
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.
Academics must enter 80% of their full economic costs (FEC) into the application to match the costs on their Je-S form