Grants are awarded from £50k - £500k.
There are currently 26 funded units in place. We intend to increase this number.
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Please note business units must meet the following criteria:
- Funding is primarily for manpower
- Primary research cannot be funded
- Funding is available for exploitation activities, for example,
provision of staff to service a current recognised demand and where
work is mainly technology transfer to local business.
- A financial return to the NATEC hub will be made. This return will be made over several years.
HEIs should apply to NATEC for funding to initiate exploitation of
ideas, research or equipment. The application must identify clear
market need and contain a short, one-year business plan indicating
proposed sources of funding and the balance of future revenue streams
between the proposed business unit and NATEC. The plan should
demonstrate the unit’s ability to adopt the overall philosophy of NATEC
and to undertake work in the area of aerospace technology exploitation.
Funding is then provided to initiate and support the business unit for
a period of time. The unit is expected to secure additional funding to
support internal or external activities.
A proforma as well as an exemplar form are downloadable in both word
and pdf formats below. It should be noted that all projects will be
different and there is no single formula for successful applicants.