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March 2020 expression of interest: Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) programme

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Funding details
Registration opens
02 Mar 2020, 00:00
Registration closes
18 Mar 2020, 12:00
18 Mar 2020, 12:00
Total funds available: £3.9bn
Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)

The Aerospace Technology Institute (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

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 3 stages and the whole process takes at least 6 months.

1. Expression of interest (EOI): opens monthly and is reviewed by ATI only.

2. Full stage application (FSA): invite only, if successful in the expression of interest stage, with proposal development on the Innovation Funding Service by applicants. Independent assessment by Innovate UK, value for money (VfM) and policy review by BEIS, and strategic assessment by ATI.

3. Final approvals by BEIS and contracting through Innovate UK.

More information is on the ATI website

Lead organisation

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 investment projects
  • carry out your aerospace research or capital investment project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
  • address the specific requirements of the UK’s Aerospace Technology Strategy
  • sign up to the ATI framework agreement

Project team

To collaborate with the lead organisation your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business, academic institution, charity, public sector organisation or RTO
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
  • be invited to take part by the lead applicant

The lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding.

Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will not count towards the total eligible project costs but should be included in your application.

Your proposal must prioritise areas identified within the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, including:

  • whole aircraft design and integration
  • aerostructures
  • advanced systems
  • propulsion technologies

This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition. Successful applicants will be invited to the second stage. A decision to proceed to stage 2 will depend on the outcomes from this EoI.

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