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UK Aerospace Research and Technology: Expression of Interest

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Funding details
Registration opens
01 May 2018, 00:00
Registration closes
16 May 2018, 12:00
16 May 2018, 12:00
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The UK Aerospace Research and Technology (UKART) Programme represents a £3.9 billion joint government and industry investment. Its purpose is to maintain and grow the UK’s competitive position in civil aerospace.

Projects 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
  • aerostructures
  • advanced systems
  • propulsion technologies


Your project must focus on industrial research.


The application process has 4 stages:

  1. Expression of Interest (EOI).
  2. Full proposal development on the Innovate UK Innovation Funding Service.
  3. Independent assessment, value for money (VfM) and strategic assessment.
  4. Final approvals and contracting.

This is stage 1 of 4. More information on the different stages and the application process can be found on the ATI website.

To apply you must:

  • be a UK-based organisation
  • plan to carry out an aerospace research or technology development project in the UK
  • address the specific requirements of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy
  • sign up to the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) framework agreement
  • work alone or with others (businesses, research base or third sector)


This programme is co-ordinated and managed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Innovate UK and the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI).