Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Strategic Research and Technology Projects

The purpose of the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) funding programme is to identify industrial research projects in areas aligned with the ATI strategy. Innovate UK is a delivery partner in this funding programme.  

Research and technology projects

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) R&D programme is a joint Government and Industry investment. The programme is coordinated and managed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Innovate UK and ATI working in collaboration: 

  • ATI ensures that projects are consistent with the technology strategy and deliver maximum economic potential for the UK, providing strategic advice to BIS on its part of the investment 
  • BIS is accountable for the final decision regarding investments from Government, as well as performing value for money assessments when required. 
  • Innovate UK is the delivery partner for ATI R&D programmes, performing independent assessment, issuing and managing contracts, and monitoring projects. 

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Application process

To facilitate smooth passage, prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with ATI as early as possible before developing initial outlines (as part of stage 1) to understand fit, clarify requirements and explore potential for broader opportunities that both BIS and ATI may be aware of, as well as supporting a long-term planning. Contact to discuss a potential project submission can be made in writing to engage@ati.org.uk or through established ATI and BIS contacts. See the ATI website for more information.