ATI Programme strategic batch: expression of interest April 2022
The ATI (Aerospace Technology Institute) Programme funds industrial research and investment aid for research infrastructures to make the UK civil aerospace sector more competitive.
The ATI Programme has been allocated £685 million from the government for the financial years 2022 to 2023 through to 2024 to 2025 to fund innovation projects. The total grant funding limit for any individual organisation is £18 million; a maximum of 70% of the cost of any project can be covered, depending on business size.
Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)
The ATI Programme represents to date 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 BEIS, Innovate UK and the ATI, working 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.
- 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. 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:
- be a UK registered business of any size for research projects
- be a UK registered business of any size, a research and technology organisation (RTO), research organisation or academic institution for capital infrastructure projects
- carry out your aerospace research or capital infrastructure project work in the UK
- intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
- address the specific requirements of the UK’s Aerospace Technology Strategy
Your project must have a potential application within the civil aerospace sector. This can include dual use technologies.
Your project’s duration must be appropriate and in proportion to the planned objectives and prioritisation within the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, ‘Accelerating Ambition’, which is split into these areas:
- vehicles: strengthening the UK’s whole-aircraft design and system integration capability, and positioning it for future generations of civil aircraft
- advanced systems: developing UK advanced systems technologies to capture high-value opportunities in current and future aircraft
- aerostructures: ensuring the UK is a global leader in the development of large complex structures, particularly wings
- propulsion and power: advancing a new generation of more efficient propulsion technologies, particularly large turbofans
- cross-cutting enablers: developing high value design capabilities, advanced materials, manufacturing and assembly, advanced through-life engineering technologies