The ATI Programme represents a £3.2billion 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:
We work in collaboration to deliver a portfolio of projects to meet the objectives of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, ‘Accelerating Ambition’.
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.
1. Expression of interest (EoI) – this competition: opens monthly and is reviewed by the Aerospace Technology Institute only. There is no funding in this phase.
The Aerospace Technology Institute make a recommendation to BEIS as to whether an EOI should progress to the Full Stage Evaluation. BEIS is responsible for making the final decision whether or not your EOI progresses to the Full Stage Evaluation.
2. Full stage application (FSA): invite only, if successful in the expression of interest phase. Independent assessment by Innovate UK, value for money (VfM) and policy review by BEIS, and strategic review by the Aerospace Technology Institute.
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
Your project’s duration must be appropriate and in proportion to the planned objectives and prioritisation within the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, ‘Accelerating Ambition’.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
Your organisation must:
Your business does not have to be registered with Companies House when you apply, but it must be registered before you can receive funding.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition. You must have a successful application in this competition before you can be invited to apply to the full stage competition.
If you are successful in this EoI competition, you will be invited to apply for the next full stage Batch competition of the ATI Programme.
Should you not wish to submit an application in either of the next two Batch competitions, then you will be required to submit a new Expression of Interest for assessment.
Your project must have a potential application within the civil aerospace sector. This can include dual use technologies.
Your proposal must align with the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, ‘Accelerating Ambition’, which is split into these areas:
The ATI Programme partners will monitor changes between your phase 1 and phase 2 submissions. We will not accept unjustified major changes in the consortium or costs.
We are not funding projects that: