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Next-Generation Transport

Strand 2 Aerospace: Innovation in UK Civil Aerospace
Applications now closed


The aerospace industry is at a pivotal moment and the UK can achieve competitive advantage if we work to improve the overall air transport system. The Scale-Up Programme’s Next-Generation Transport campaign aims to secure business opportunities for UK scale-up companies in this environment.

We therefore invite companies (including UK Scale-Ups, OEMS and their supply chains), researchers (from the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) and consortia (comprised of companies & researchers) to apply for support to help develop R&D proposals for the challenges set-out by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme, Innovate UK and Horizon 2020.

Our six scale-up partner universities have extensive aerospace expertise and capabilities, so there are huge opportunities to work with them. View a summary of their aeropace expertise here

Funding will only be allocated to proposals which seek to include an academic partner from the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. If you do not have a partnership in place already, we can help identify suitable partners.

Each funding award can be used for bid writing, consortia partnership development and project management. Read our guide on how the funds can be used

Next-Generation Transport: Aerospace

Application for R&D proposal development

Applications are now closed

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  • University of Surrey