The ATI Programme represents a £3.9 billion joint government and industry investment to maintain and grow the UK’s competitive position in civil aerospace.

This is phase 1 of a strategic batch competition within the ATI Programme. There are 2 phases to each strategic batch competition. If you are successful at phase 2 you will proceed to final approvals and contracting. The whole process takes at least 6 months.

  • Expression of interest (EoI) – this competition: opens monthly and is reviewed by the Aerospace Technology Institute only. There is no funding in this phase.
  • Full stage application (FSA): invite only, if successful in the expression of interest phase.

If you are successful at phase 2, Innovate UK will perform financial viability and eligibility checks. Final approvals are issued by BEIS and you will be contracted by Innovate UK.

Key dates

Competition opens | 5 October 2020

Apply by | 2 October 2020 | 11:00am

Applicants notified | 9 November 2020

Briefing webinar

A briefing webinar for potential applicants will be taking place on 9 October. Register here

Find out more and apply

Full details about this competition and online application form can be found on the Innovation Funding Service website