The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), in partnership with Innovate UK and Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), will invest up to £8m in research and technology projects aimed at delivering world leading civil aerospace technologies. Projects must be collaborative and include a UK SME or micro business.

Webcast recording and slides are now available

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Proposals must align with the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, ‘Accelerating Ambition’, which is split into the following areas:

  • Vehicles
  • Advanced systems
  • Aerostructures
  • Propulsion and power
  • Cross-cutting enablers

The competition will open on the 9th November, and on behalf of Innovate UK and ATI, KTN will host an online competition briefing on Monday 2nd November. Companies wishing to apply for the competition will be given the opportunity to give a two-minute elevator pitch and pre-schedule video 1:1 meetings after the briefing. More details on these opportunities will be sent to you after registering.