The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and Innovate UK, will invest up to £8 million in research and technology projects to deliver world leading aerospace technologies in the UK. This is the first in a series of collaborative calls. The next call is expected within 12 months’ time.
The Call opens for Expressions of Interest on 24th September 2018. See below for key dates.
The aim of this collaborative R&D competition call is to support and accelerate industry investment focused on supply chain companies. This competition seeks high risk, high impact projects that demonstrate future-thinking, revolutionary and disruptive solutions to UK aerospace challenges.
Your proposal needs to align with one of the technical priority areas identified or align to the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy. A full list of the technical priority areas identified can be found below
There are three streams to apply for;
- Collaborative fast track
- Collaborative research and development
- Collaborative feasibility studies:
A summary of these streams is shown in the table below
|Collaborative fast track||Collaborative research and development||Collaborative feasibility studies|
|Focus||Developing and accelerating SMEs||Longer term R&D projects||New, Disruptive or Radical concepts|
|Duration||2 Years||3 Years||1 Year|
|Total project grant||Up to £500k||Up to £750k||Up to £250k|
|Project Lead||SME led||Industry led||Industry led|
|Technology Readiness||Exploitation within
2-3 years from completion
|Longer term exploitation
|New, Disruptive or Radical technology or business models|
|Value for Participants||Boosting competitiveness now||Competitive advantage for the future||Enabling new business cases|
Applications for this funding are assessed:
- for strategic fit with the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy and competition specific technical themes by the ATI
- for policy review by BEIS
- by independent assessment process by Innovate UK
Collaborative fast track and collaborative research and development are a two-stage application and assessment process. Collaborative feasibility studies have a single stage application and assessment.
For this competition all streams must be business-led and collaborative.
All applicants must sign the Institute’s Framework Agreement before submitting proposals.
Click here for more information on the ATI Framework Agreement
Applications are created, assessed and managed on the Innovation Funding System (IFS) online portal. For specific details about the Call rules and a Guidance for Applicants follow the IFS online portal. Click here to visit the IFS online portal.
|Publication date||10th September 2018|
|Consortia Building Event and applicant briefing – collaborative fast track and collaborative R&D (Cranfield)||18th September 2018|
|Stage 1 (Expression of Interest) opens for:
||24th September 2018|
|London Briefing Event||2nd October 2018|
|Stage 1 closes for:
||5th December 2018|
|Stage 1 applicants notified, and feedback released||11th January 2019|
|Stage 2 Opens for:
||14th January 2019|
|Stage 2 applicant briefing for:
||22nd January 2019|
|Stage 2 closes for:
||20th February 2019|
|Stage 2 closes for Collaborative feasibility studies||27th February 2019|
|Applicants notified for Stage 2:
||3rd April 2019|
|Feedback released for Stage 2:
||5th April 2019|