Sponsoring Agency: Innovate UK
Deadline Available: Available
Deadline Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/19/2021
Size of the Fund: USD $50,000 to $500,000
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.
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).
The aim of this competition is to provide help for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop innovative aerospace technologies. These will enhance your capabilities and increase your ability to win new business.
Your proposal must align with the priorities stated in the UK Aerospace technology strategy, Accelerating Ambition. Your proposal will be subject to:
• independent assessment by Innovate UK.
• strategic review by the Aerospace Technology Institute.
Your project must have a credible route to market and preferably have identified your end users. Your project should:
• demonstrate improvement in business productivity and competitiveness
• show clear benefit technically
• be able to pull through new technology or processes for use in a current or future product or manufacturing process
• show clear benefit in creating or safeguarding jobs
• be able to enhance capabilities within the broader aerospace industry, as well as other sectors such as advanced manufacturing
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:
• vehicles: strengthening the UK’s whole-aircraft design and system integration capability, and positioning it for future generations of civil aircraft
• advanced systems: developing UK advanced systems technologies to capture high-value opportunities in current and future aircraft
• aerostructures: ensuring the UK is a global leader in the development of large complex structures, particularly wings
• propulsion and power: advancing a new generation of more efficient propulsion technologies, particularly large turbofans
• cross-cutting enablers: developing high value design capabilities, advanced materials, manufacturing and assembly, and advanced through-life engineering technologies
• Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £100,000 and £300,000.
• Your project must:
o start by 1 October 2021
o end by 31 March 2023
• 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:
• be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
• collaborate with other UK registered businesses, research organisations, research technology organisations (RTO), public sector organisations, charities or Academic Institutions
• plan to carry out its project work in the UK
• intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
• sign up to the Aerospace Technology Institute framework agreement
Number of applications
• 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.
More information at: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/879/overview#eligibility