Promoting transformative technology in air transport

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) creates the technology strategy for the UK aerospace sector and funds world-class research and development.

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Our programme


of grant funding has been awarded to UK organisations.


the total industry-matched value of the ATI Programme.


projects now make up the portfolio.



projects are currently live.


unique partners from every region of the UK.


SMEs have received grant funding.


is the average size of a project grant.


is the average number of partners per project.


UK high value jobs have been secured.


in value add and spill over to the economy so far.

Our strategy

Destination Zero is the technology strategy for UK aerospace, focusing on zero-carbon emission, ultra-efficient and cross-cutting enabling technologies.

Laura Cuss

Head of Strategy: Market & Supply Chain

Beene M’membe

Advanced Technologist: Structures, Manufacturing & Materials

Gavin Campbell

ATI Board Director

Matthew Bailey

Senior Technologist: Structures, Manufacturing & Materials

Susan Schofield B.Eng P.Eng MBA

VP Strategy Civil Airframe, GKN Aerospace

Malcolm Scott

Director Special Projects

Nikul Bhadasia

Senior Business Analyst

Prof Simon Weeks

Chief Technology Officer

Harry Malins

Chief Innovation Officer

Karun Harrar

Delivery & Innovation Officer

Dr Naomi Allen

Senior Technologist: Whole Aircraft

Stephen Ball

ATI Board Chair

Simon Edmonds

ATI Board Director

Michaela Little

Head of Finance

Sophie Lane

Chief Relationships Officer

Chris Low

International R&D Engagement Manager

Alex Hickson

Head of Technology: Structures, Manufacturing and Materials

Stuart Gates

Interim Head Of Technology: Whole Aircraft

Julie Etherden

Officer Manager & PA to the CTO

Dr Alice Stitt

Senior Technologist: Whole Aircraft

Alan Newby

ATI Board Director

Nour Eid

Senior Innovation Manager

Gary Elliott

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Scully

Head of Technology: Advanced Systems & Propulsion

Dr Alejandro Block

Senior Technologist: Sustainability, Strategy & Integration

Nazia Hirjee

Chief Operations Officer

Paul Griffiths

ATI Board Director

Janet Collyer

ATI Board Director

Scott Pendry

Head of External Relations

Paul Everitt

ATI Board Director

Dr Kiran Harish

Lead Technologist: Advanced Systems & Propulsion

Ann Dysiewicz

IT Manager

Ben Stocks

ATI Board Director

Rachel Gillett

HR Manager

Dr Kedar Pandya

ATI Board Director

Our team

Our team is drawn from across the sector and beyond, providing stakeholders with the expertise, energy and passion to further the UK's aerospace industry.

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