ATI launches new initiative aiming to catalyse innovation in drive to Net Zero

A new initiative from the Aerospace Technology Institute is aiming to create ideal conditions for innovation to flourish in aerospace accelerating our transformation to clean technologies and the drive towards Net Zero 2050.

The ATI Hub, launched today, has been created for current and future leaders of aerospace transformation to connect, access expertise, and collaborate. Organisations of all sizes, from micro-startups to established SMEs and industry, from within aerospace and from adjacent sectors, can benefit from regular events, tools and thought leadership that will allow them to build capability, accelerate collaboration, and unlock growth potential across the sector.

This will take the form of remote and in person clinics, workshops, showcases and more, as well as access to online resources. The ATI Hub will help organisations engage with technology and sector experts from the ATI and beyond, navigate the aerospace sector including the funding and regulatory landscape, obtain insights into developing trends.

By lowering and removing barriers to entry and offering access to sector expertise and guidance, the ATI Hub will increase chances of success at a time we need it most.

Harry Malins, Chief Innovation Officer, said: “Innovation is at the heart of aerospace. Flight itself is one of the biggest innovations in the history of humankind, and from its early days, the sector has been innovating continuously, in increments and in step changes. But the transformation ahead of us will be the biggest challenge and opportunity yet: to deliver clean, sustainable growth and increase competitiveness for decades to come.

“To reach Destination Zero we need to innovate further and faster than ever before leveraging cross-sector learnings on the shared goal of reducing and eliminating carbon emissions. The ATI Hub is setting out to consolidate and accelerate the work happening now across the sector while supporting new entrants in achieving their potential.”

For established sector players as much as for new entrants, the transformation to Net Zero will be the challenge of a lifetime and will drive innovation akin to the advent of the jet age. It will require new expertise, collaboration and investment at unprecedented speed and scale. It will create a wealth of business opportunities for forward-thinking organisations. 

The ATI Hub has been created for the benefit of a wide ecosystem of innovators including established industry players of all sizes, new entrants to aerospace, research organisations including academia as well as investors, regulators, policymakers and other enablers collaborating with innovators to build the aerospace industry of tomorrow.

From today, this network will benefit from online resources and access to experts in the ATI to support their bespoke requirements and ambitions. This initial offer includes:

Meet the ATI
A monthly online session about what we do, what we fund, and how we might be able to help you.  
If you have not worked with us before, or have general questions about the ATI’s role, support offerings and funding programmes, we encourage you to attend this session. Sign up to the next session here.

Regular sessions with experts focused on helping businesses build capability in key sector and technology topics. Whether you would like to better understand the funding landscape or future market projections, learn about working with regulators or get specific technologist guidance, our hands on clinics will give you a chance to build key skills and knowledge to grow your business. Find out about upcoming clinics here. 

These mini workshops offer insights into trends shaping the future of the sector. From digitalisation to future fuels, from business models to key technologies, our insight sessions invite you to think through the next horizons of innovation and consider them in your business strategy. Register for our next workshop here. 

ATI Hub showcases put a spotlight on the most interesting innovation and innovators in the sector, presenting cutting-edge companies and projects. Our showcases strengthen the aerospace ecosystem by enabling you to connect with peers, buyers, suppliers, and investors. See when our next showcase is planned here.

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