National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP)

Speaking at the Paris Air Show, UK Business Minister Michael Fallon officially launched the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP).

Based on the MAA's 2006-2012 ATEP and an integral part of the UK Aerospace Growth Partnership's industrial strategy, the £40m NATEP will fund 100 new technology projects in the supply chain between 2013 and 2017.

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Speaking at the 2013 Paris Air Show, UK Business Minister Michael Fallon officially launched the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP).

Based on the MAA's 2006-2012 ATEP and an integral part of the UK Aerospace Growth Partnership's industrial strategy, the £40m NATEP will fund 100 new technology projects in the supply chain between 2013 and 2017.

NATEP is also part of the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative, which is providing the funding for England and is managed by Birmingham City Council.

Managed at national level by ADS, NATEP will be organised throughout the UK by the regional aerospace alliances for their respective clusters:

  • Farnborough Aerospace Consortium 
  • Midlands Aerospace Alliance
  • North West Aerospace Alliance
  • West of England Aerospace Forum
  • ADS Northern Ireland
  • Aerospace Wales

NATEP summarised

In summary, NATEP is

  • A structured process to develop new product andmanufacturing technologies emanating 'bottom up' from UK aerospace supply chain
  • £40m programme with £23m of government funding to mature 100 undeveloped aerospace technologies and create jobs in the supply chain
  • Funds new technologies at small partnerships of SMEs, mid-cap business units with customer participation
  • Focuses on middle technology readiness levels (TRLs). 
  • Must have a route to market
  • Solves existing market failures in supply chain communication, supplier R&D management capability, in addition to funding
  • Model is proven by the Midlands Aerospace Alliance Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (ATEP 2006-12).

Minister Michael Fallon comments

According to Business Minister Michael Fallon:

“We have a world-leading aerospace sector underscored by our ability to excel in areas like research & development. It’s this commitment to innovation through our Aerospace Industrial Strategy that will be a crucial driver for long-term growth. 

“If we are to get ahead of the game we must create the right conditions now that incentivise businesses to invest in the UK and develop new, exciting products. This new funding will help to do just that and also ensure a high level of quality projects receive the support they need to get off the ground.

“The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) is positive news for UK aerospace, and a further demonstration of Government and industry working together to strengthen our supply chains.”

 

For more information

To express an interest in applying for support through the NATEP programme please complete and return the NATEP Outline Application Form (see link below).

For all application enquiries contact:

Bridget Day: Bridget.Day@midlandsaerospace.org.uk, tel: 02476 430250

For general enquiries about NATEP contact:

Jeff Taylor: jeff.taylor@adsgroup.org.uk, tel: 02070 917834

Click here to see the NATEP overview, application form and proposal assessment form.