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28/ March '17

#LifeAtTheATI: Peter Willis, Economist

Peter Willis, ATI’s Economist, joined the Institute in 2015. Peter works closely with both Government and industry, to assess the economic impact on the aerospace sector, and the impact of the ATI’s activities on the wider economy. As economist, Peter spends a lot of time forecasting future trends and calculating key statistics on the aerospace sector and ATI portfolio. Peter’s…

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28/ March '17

CYBER SECURITY: A SHARED RESPOSIBILITY

The Government set out its five-year National Cyber Security Strategy in 2016, investing £1.9 billion in defending the UK’s systems and infrastructure, securing access, and developing a whole society capability – from the biggest companies to the individual citizen. The Government’s strategy is focused on ensuring the nation, and its citizens, are protected from any potential cyber threats and attacks,…

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20/ March '17

#LifeAtTheATI: Amy Phillips, HR Advisor

Amy joined the ATI in August 2015, taking on the role of HR Advisor, to strategically manage and develop the HR function for the Institute; engaging with employees, management and external stakeholders. Amy is responsible for managing the employee-employer relationship from start to finish; driving a people strategy to enable the Institute to achieve its goals and mission to the…

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20/ March '17

A busy year for ATI portfolio development

The ATI Research and Technology (R&T) programme is jointly coordinated by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Innovate UK and the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI). All three organisations work in close collaboration to deliver a coherent portfolio of projects to meet the objectives and priorities of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy. It’s been a busy year and…

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9/ March '17

ATI launches Through-Life Engineering Services (TES) survey

In order to support the UK aerospace sector in adopting Through-Life Engineering Services (TES) principles, the Institute is developing a TES technology strategy. To inform the strategy, the Institute is looking to develop a complete view of TES capabilities and technologies in the UK aerospace sector and gather facts, figures and perspectives through a survey. The survey focuses particularly on…

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8/ March '17

ATI welcomes new measures in Spring Budget 2017

Today’s Budget has once again recognised the importance of science and innovation, and specifically research & development (R&D), to the economic success of the UK. The ATI welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement that an investment of £270m for 2017-18, via the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, will boost the development of disruptive technologies, such as robotics and batteries. The Institute’s technology strategy,…

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6/ March '17

#BeBoldForChange: International Women’s Day

A personal perspective, written by Dr Ruth Mallors-Ray, Chief Operating Officer, ATI. Wednesday (8th March) is International Women’s Day, and its theme this year is #BeBoldForChange. Many are asking: why is it important in 2017? My view is that while I work in an industry where only 16% of the STEM workforce are women, then we are simply not where…

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6/ March '17

Guest blog: ‘Graphene – The Teenage Years’ by James Baker, National Graphene Institute

Last week (2nd March) I attended the ATI’s FirstThursday event as guest speaker to explain more about graphene and its substantial benefits for the aerospace sector. It was also an opportunity to disclose details of a new white paper the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester and the ATI have been closely working on. Graphene, the world’s…

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6/ March '17

#LifeAtTheATI: Carrie Roberio, Personal Assistant

Carrie joined the ATI’s technology team in September 2016 as Personal Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer, based at the Institute’s Cranfield office. Carrie’s role is central to the technology team; she oversees, organises and manages the administration for the team. After leaving school Carrie went to college to study business administration and hairdressing. Most of Carrie’s working life has been…

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3/ March '17

Forthcoming EU programme calls and information

The ATI is committed to ensuring that UK organisations have every opportunity to participate in European programmes. Although the deadline for submission to the Horizon 2020 Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Work Programme for 2017 has passed, there are a number of other initiatives that could be of interest to the sector:  Although the 5th Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking…

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