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Up to £150 million is available in an annual competition to enhance the UK’s civil aerospace sector.
The UK’s aerospace sector is among the best in the world, and upholding this authority means exploring and exploiting emerging opportunities and markets.
To ensure the sector maintaining its global engagement and influence, organisations are invited to express an interest in a £150 million annual competition with their innovative ideas for aerospace design and manufacture.
This competition is inviting expressions of interest in funding for industrial research or capital investment projects in aerospace. Projects must have potential application within the civil aerospace sector, and priority areas are stated in the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy.
bolstering UK whole-aircraft design and system integration
future-proofing advanced systems technologies in the UK – specifically, smart, connected and more electric aircrafts
securing the UK’s world-leading position in large, complex aviation structures, particularly wings
developing more efficient propulsion technologies, including large turbofans
the competition will open on 1 July 2019, and will close on 24 July 2019
UK-based businesses, research and technology groups and academic organisations can be the project lead, depending on the project type
businesses can attract a maximum of 50% grant funding. Within that, individual businesses can attract up to 70% depending on funding requests from other partners