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ATI Programme strategic batch: expression of interest August 2020

Funding details
Registration opens
03 Aug 2020, 00:00
Registration closes
19 Aug 2020, 11:00
19 Aug 2020, 11:00
The total grant funding limit for any individual organisation is 20 million euros. This can fund up to 35% of project costs.
Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)

The ATI Programme represents a £3.9 billion joint government and industry investment to maintain and grow the UK’s competitive position in civil aerospace.

This programme is co-ordinated and managed by:

  • the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation
  • the Aerospace Technology Institute

This is phase 1 of a strategic batch competition within the ATI Programme. There are 3 phases to each strategic batch competition and the whole process takes at least 6 months.

  1. Expression of interest (EoI) – this competition: opens monthly and is reviewed by the Aerospace Technology Institute only. There is no funding in this phase.
  2. Full stage application (FSA): invite only, if successful in the expression of interest phase. Independent assessment by Innovate UK, value for money (VfM) and policy review by BEIS, and strategic review by the Aerospace Technology Institute.
  3. Final approvals by BEIS and Innovate UK. If you are successful in this phase your project will be funded by the ATI Programme.

In the ATI Programme, total project grant funding must not exceed 50% of your total eligible project costs. This is regardless of the individual partners’ grant funding claims.

Under article 25 of the state aid rules, of that 50%, individual partners that are conducting commercial or economic activities (which may include research organisations) as part of the project can claim grant funding up to:

70% if you are a small or micro organisation
60% if you are a medium-sized organisation
50% if you are a large organisation
The total grant funding limit for any individual organisation is 20 million euros. The exchange rate to sterling will be taken from the HMRC exchange rates at the time we issue your contract.

This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition. You must have a successful application in this competition before you can be invited to apply to the full stage competition.

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, advanced through-life engineering technologies

We are not funding projects that:

  • focus solely on defence, space or other industrial sectors, but we will recognise dual use technologies providing the primary application is in civil aerospace
  • focus on fundamental research, early stage technologies or experimental development

An online briefing event will be held at 2:30pm on 7th August: click here for details.

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