The National Aerospace Technology Programme (NATEP) is a technology development initiative funded by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI). Innovate UK (IUK) is running this NATEP competition to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) develop their own innovative aerospace technologies. These technologies should enhance the applicant’s capabilities and increase their ability to win new business within the civil aerospace sector.

IUK has allocated up to £2.5 million to fund innovation projects in this competition. A project’s total eligible costs must be between £100,000 and £300,000. IUK will fund industrial research projects that have a credible route to market and preferably have identified end users.

Applications must be collaborative and led by a UK registered SME. The business should collaborate with other UK registered businesses, research organisations, public sector organisations or charities. IUK primarily expects to fund businesses that are new to research and development (R&D) or are restarting R&D activity.

This competition is the third of four rounds. The last round is scheduled for spring 2021.

More details here.