The ATI received confirmation on 29th March that they have been allocated Government funding totalling £685m over the next three years which allows resumption of their programme. This is excellent news for the academic community as well as for industry. UK-ARC universities are frequent collaborators in industry projects proposed to the ATI so this announcement is good for drawing though lower TRL research for the benefit of the sector.
The latest budget, which covers the period 2022 to 2025, equates to a 50% uplift on the previous three years. Industry Minister Lee Rowley, said that the funding rise is a “sign of our increasing ambition” particularly in relation to zero-emission aviation, and would give “large companies and SME’s the confidence to invest in technologies that will bring civil aviation into the next generation.
The funding programme opened to new applicants with an expression of interest stage on Monday the 4th April and will close on Wednesday 27th April
Full stage opening will be 30th May and close 6th July
Funding eligibility will remain the same as when the ATI programme paused. The Programme works to support collaborative R&D with multiple partners in universities, Catapults, and industry, including Primes and SMEs.
If you have previously submitted prior to the programme suspension, you will need to submit a new EOI via Innovate UK’s IFS portal. Expression of Interest form