Funding support for innovative organisations with ideas to develop smart, energy-efficient technologies in the aerospace industry.
The UK’s aerospace sector is among the best in the world. To maintain this position we need to explore and exploit emerging opportunities and markets.
Organisations are invited to express an interest in a competition worth £150 million a year with their innovative ideas for future aerospace design and manufacture. The best projects will then be invited to apply for grant funding.
The investment is part of the £3.9 billion UK Aerospace Research and Technology (UKART) programme between government and industry.
Innovate UK, the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy coordinate and manage the programme.
This competition provides funding for industrial research or capital investment projects that align with the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy.
Priority areas include whole aircraft design and integration, aerostructures, advanced systems and propulsion technologies.