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.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £2.5 million
Opens: 4th Apr 2022
Closes: 18th May 2022
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is working with the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
A NATEP competition is held approximately every 6 months. This is call 6 of 6 and for each call there is up to £2.5m funding available.
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 can:
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 must:
You can start your project from 1 September 2022.
All project partners must sign up to the ATI Framework Agreement.
Projects in this competition are currently exempt from paying the industrial contribution to the Aerospace Technology Institute.
If your organisation is a UK registered business, or a research and technology organisation (RTO) participating as a business, you must demonstrate in your application that you can provide match funding from entirely private sector sources, across all projects you are involved in.
To lead a project your organisation must:
This competition primarily expects 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:
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
Any UK registered SME can lead on one application and collaborate in a further 2 applications.
Any non-leading UK registered business can collaborate in up to 3 applications.
All other organisations can collaborate on any number of applications.
The ATI programme has allocated up to £2.5 million to fund innovation projects in this competition.
If the majority of your organisation’s work on the project is 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.
Of that 30% you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to:
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.