The UK Aerospace Research and Technology (UKART) Programme represents a £3.9 billion joint government and industry investment to maintain and grow the UK’s competitive position in civil aerospace.
This programme is co-ordinated and managed by:
- the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
- Innovate UK
- the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)
We work in collaboration to deliver a portfolio of projects to meet the objectives of the Aerospace Technology Strategy, ‘Raising Ambition’.
This is an expression of interest competition. There are 4 stages and the whole process takes at least 6 months.
- Expression of interest (EOI): opens monthly and is reviewed by ATI only.
- Full Stage application (FSA): invite only, if successful in stage 1, with proposal development on the Innovation Funding Service by applicants.
- Independent assessment by Innovate UK, value for money (VfM) and policy review by BEIS, and strategic assessment by ATI.
- Final approvals by BEIS and contracting through Innovate UK.
Your project must have a potential application within the civil aerospace sector. Priority areas identified within the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy include:
- whole aircraft design and integration
- advanced systems
- propulsion technologies
Only projects which score well against these criteria will receive funding from the UKART Programme:
- Strategic fit with the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy.
- Value for money for the UK and potential impact of the exploitation of your idea once the project is over.
- Project deliverables such as time, cost and quality (including risks).
This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition.
Successful applicants will be invited to the second stage. A decision to proceed with stage 2 will depend on the outcomes from this EoI. We will monitor changes between your stage 1 and stage 2 submissions. We will not accept unjustified major changes in the consortium or costs.