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#23 // 24th September 2018
From the ATI
> Collaborate R&D Competition. The call for Expressions of Interest for the Collaborative R&D Competition is now open. UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out collaborative R&D, collaborative fast-track and collaborative feasibility projects that enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace.

More details on the funding streams and the priority technical topics can be found on the ATI web site
here, and applications can be made via Innovate UK's Innovation Funding Service (IFS) here.

> Competition briefing event. If you are interested in learning more about the collaborative R&D and collaborative fast-track funding streams in the current open competition, there is a briefing event happening in London on Tuesday 2nd October 2018.

Hosted by Innovate UK, the ATI and the KTN, the event will provide vital information to enable businesses to decide if this competition is appropriate for them and, if so, to develop a clear and compelling application.
> Aerospace Supply Chain Consortium Building Event. Over 150 delegates from the aerospace and adjacent sectors joined us in Cranfield on Tuesday 18th September for the Aerospace Supply Chain Consortium Building Event. The event focused on two key areas: new and on-going funding opportunities and the Institute’s priority technology topics.
The funding landscape for civil aerospace R&D now includes: the Strategic Programme of research projects that align with the national aerospace technology strategy; a new Collaborative R&D Competition (see above); a new
joint UK-Sweden EUREKA call; and further funding for NATEP.

The priority technical topics include composites, additive manufacturing, electrical power systems, future aircraft & modelling and product verification. Four of those five areas are covered in INSIGHT papers available on the ATI
web site; the fifth, on future aircraft, will be available before the end of 2018.

Our thanks to the companies who supported the event by hosting one-to-one meetings: Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, GE Aviation, GKN Aerospace, Leonardo Helicopters, Meggitt, Rolls-Royce, Safran, Spirit Aerosystems, Thales, and UTAS.

The presentations from the event are available

The Institute has published two new papers in its INSIGHT series - on additive manufacturing and composite materials. All nine INSIGHT papers are available for free download here.