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

The ATI sets the technology strategy for UK aerospace, focusing on sustainability, mobility and competitiveness.

Dr Simon Weeks

Chief Technology Officer

Susan Schofield B.Eng P.Eng MBA

VP Strategy Civil Airframe, GKN Aerospace

Ben Stocks

Non-Executive Director

Mark Scully

Head of Technology: Advanced Systems & Propulsion

Stephen Ball


Nathan Harrison

Communications Manager

Dr Cristina Garcia-Duffy

Head of Technology: Strategy & Integration

Dr Kedar Pandya

Director, Cross-Council Programmes, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Stuart Gates

Interim Head Of Technology: Whole Aircraft

Dr Alice Stitt

Senior Technologist: Whole Aircraft

James McMicking

Chief Strategy Officer

Beene M’membe

Advanced Technologist: Structures, Manufacturing & Materials

Janet Collyer

Non-Executive Director

Dr Alejandro Block

Senior Technologist: Sustainability, Strategy & Integration

Laura Cuss

Head of Strategy: Market & Supply Chain

Julie Etherden

Officer Manager & PA to the CTO

Rachel Gillett

HR Manager

Paul Griffiths

Head of Aerospace Hub, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Alan Newby

Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes, Rolls-Royce

Matthew Bailey

Senior Technologist: Structures, Manufacturing & Materials

Dr Kiran Harish

Lead Technologist: Advanced Systems & Propulsion

Scott Pendry

Head of International R&D and Policy Engagement

Chris Gear

FlyZero Project Director

Gary Elliott

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Everitt

Non-Executive Director

David Debney

Chief Engineer: Whole Aircraft Architecture

Will McClintock

Strategy Manager

Nikul Bhadasia

Senior Business Analyst

Dr Naomi Allen

Senior Technologist: Whole Aircraft

Michaela Little

Head of Finance

Nour Eid

Innovation Manager

Alex Hickson

Head of Technology: Structures, Manufacturing and Materials

Chris Low

International R&D Engagement Manager

Nazia Hirjee

Chief Operations Officer

Gavin Campbell

Director Quality, Spirit AeroSystems

Malcolm Scott

Director Special Projects

Ann Dysiewicz

IT Systems Manager

Simon Edmonds

Deputy Executive Chair & Chief Business Officer, Innovate UK

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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