January expression of interest: UK Aerospace Research and Technology
The UK Aerospace Research and Technology (UKART) 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 (ATI)
We work in collaboration to deliver a portfolio of projects to meet the objectives of the Aerospace Technology Strategy, ‘Raising Ambition’.
This is an expression of interest competition. There are 4 stages and the whole process takes at least 6 months.
- Expression of interest (EOI): opens monthly and is reviewed by ATI only.
- Full stage application (FSA): invite only, if successful in stage 1, with proposal development on the Innovation Funding Service (IFS) by applicants.
- Independent assessment by Innovate UK, value for money (VfM) and policy review by BEIS, and strategic assessment by ATI.
- Final approvals by BEIS and contracting through Innovate UK.
More information is on the ATI website.
Total project costs and project duration must be appropriate and in proportion to the planned objectives and prioritisation within the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy.
Your project must have a potential application within the civil aerospace sector. Priority areas identified within the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy include:
- whole aircraft design and integration
- advanced systems
- propulsion technologies