IUK Announces New Round of UK Aerospace Research & Technology Programme

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Innovate UK (IUK) and the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) are seeking applications for innovative aerospace projects. This activity is part of the UK Aerospace Research and Technology (UKART) Programme; a joint government and industry investment for projects that will make the UK more competitive in civil aerospace.

Grant funding will be provided, for businesses and researchers, to support innovative industrial research and capital projects that will enhance UK civil aerospace. Priority areas identified within the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy include:

Whole aircraft design and integration


Advanced systems

Propulsion technologies

To lead a project or work alone the applicant must:

be a UK based business, of any size, to lead a research project;

be a UK based business, of any size, an academic organisation or a research technology organisation (RTO) to lead a capital project;

plan to carry out an aerospace research or technology development project in the UK.

To collaborate on a project the applicant must be a UK based business, academic organisation, charity, public sector organisation or research and technology organisation (RTO).

The total project costs and project duration should be appropriate and in proportion to the planned objectives and prioritisation within the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy.

The competition opens on 4 March 2019 and the deadline for submissions will be midday on 20 March 2019.

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