ATI Programme strategic batch: expression of interest July 2020
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.
- Expression of interest (EoI) – this competition: opens monthly and is reviewed by the Aerospace Technology Institute only. There is no funding in this phase.
- 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.
- Final approvals by BEIS and Innovate UK. If you are successful in this phase your project will be funded by the ATI Programme.
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
- be a UK registered business of any size for research projects
- be a UK registered business of any size, a research and technology organisation (RTO) or academic institution for capital infrastructure projects
- carry out your aerospace research or capital infrastructure project work in the UK
- intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
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 1.30pm on Thursday 10th July: click here for the joining details.