The Prime Minister opened the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday 16th July and announced additional funding for NATEP. It is a great confidence boost for the NATEP Programme to see so much continued investment in UK expertise and technology.   If you have an idea for a project please contact the NATEP regional representative in your area to register your interest and prepare the groundwork for your application.


NATEP Project Criteria
  • Must have an application or potential application within civil aerospace.
  • Must comprise a supply chain technology partnership of at least 2 entities and preferably 3 or more.
  • May include University, Catapult or other RTO participants but must be industrially led.
  • Must demonstrate improvement in business productivity and competitiveness
  • Must show clear benefit technically and in creating or safeguarding jobs.
  • Must have a clear path to exploitation through customers, System House or Prime (i.e. involve an unfunded customer/end user).
  • Must have the objective to pull through new technology or process for use in current or future product or manufacturing process.
  • Fundamental research not suitable, but wide range of Technology Readiness Levels (Usually TRL 4-7) considered, provided that a clear outcome is defined.
  • Development of technologies should be in line with Aerospace Technology Institute Technology Strategy or an explanation provided of why if not.  
  • Preferred wider exploitation possibilities to enhance capabilities within the broader aerospace industry, as well as within other sectors including advanced manufacturing.
  • In kind support expected from larger companies.
  • Companies outside the UK can be involved, particularly as end users but cannot receive funding.
  • Be of up to 18 months duration
How to Apply

Before applying it is recommended that you first contact your local NATEP representative see contact information below.  Applications for funding follow a 2-stage process
The outline proposal stage requires provisional information about the proposed project to enable the selection of those projects which will be invited to make a full proposal.  You are encouraged to ask for help completing the form. For clarification of any of the requirements please contact your local NATEP representative.

The full proposal stage will require more details with a programme plan, work breakdown structure and a spend schedule, but will still be kept as simple as possible.  Representatives of the partners collaborating in the project will be required to make a presentation and answer questions at a panel meeting.

Regional Contacts:
Name                 Organisation      Role Email Telephone
Nancy Jardine

          ADS Logo MASTER 2019

NATEP Operations Manager

  07860 853348
  020 7091 4543

Laura Weir Invest ni logo 696x643   Technology Executive
Research and Development

(0) 28 9069 8297
 07814 590807  

Chris McLean SE logo 2    Scotland Technology Manager   0141 228 7360
  07500 854 929
Jeff Jones WG positive 40mm

   Innovation Specialist -Wales

Jeff.Jones@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK   0300 0615812
   07900 570253