Future Flight: Securing Investment and Showcasing your Business

Join us for this webinar, part of the Future Flight Challenge, to explore the challenges and opportunities of securing and scaling capital within the UK’s aviation industry.

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12.00 - 13.00



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The global market for drones, Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and supporting services is projected to be approximately $74 billion by 2035. In the UK alone, over 900,000 drones are expected to be flying in our skies by 2030, supporting up to 650,000 jobs and reducing carbon emissions by approximately 2.4 million tonnes – equivalent to taking 1.7 million cars off the road. These rapidly evolving new technologies and services offer exciting new business opportunities.

About the event

As part of the Future Flight Challenge, Innovate UK KTN is hosting a virtual webinar to explore the challenges and opportunities of securing and scaling capital within the UK’s aviation industry. This session will help companies operating in the future flight sector to connect with investors active in this area and learn more about how to secure multiple rounds of investment.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from investors that have already deployed capital into UK Future Flight companies.
  • Gather insights on what investors look for when seeking to fund Future Flight companies.
  • Gain an understanding of how best to showcase your business opportunities to investors.

Who should watch?

This webinar is open to anyone, but companies operating in the Future Flight sector who are seeking to either secure investment or understand how to go about doing so will benefit most. The webinar will provide insight into what investors are looking for when considering investing, and will share lessons from investors who have already deployed capital to companies active in advanced air mobility, drones, and electric/hybrid regional flight, as well as enabling technologies and services such as artificial intelligence, communications, and infrastructure development.

About the Future Flight Challenge

Future Flight will transform how we connect people, transport goods, and deliver services in a sustainable way that provides socio-economic benefits using new types of air vehicles with novel technologies. The Future Flight Challenge is helping to build the aviation ecosystem needed to accelerate the introduction of advanced air mobility (AAM), drones, and zero-emission regional aircraft in the UK.

Working with industry, academia, government and regulators, the Future Flight Challenge is a £300m, four-year programme, jointly funded by the UK Government and industry, to position the UK as a world leader in the third aviation revolution and transform how we connect people, deliver goods, and provide services. The Challenge is working towards demonstrating:

  • The safe integration and operation of drones
  • Advanced air mobility and regional aircraft
  • Advancements in electrification and autonomy

Find out more here.

Click here to appear on the Innovate UK Future Flight Landscape Map, the only comprehensive network of future flight academics, companies, end users, and investors.

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