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AEROSPACE UNLOCKING POTENTIAL

Aerospace Unlocking Potential (Aerospace UP) is a £20M project (2020 to 2023) which supports the aerospace supply chain in the Midlands by helping to unlock its innovation potential. The project is being delivered by the University of Nottingham and the Midlands Aerospace Alliance. 

Aerospace UP is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which helps businesses to access funding and expertise to improve their performance through innovation in all aspects of their enterprise. As a pan-Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) project, Aerospace UP is available to SMEs in 8 Midlands LEP areas. 

 
 

WHAT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE?

There are many ways in which Aerospace UP can support small and medium sized companies (SME), and once enrolled.

Support available can include one or more of the following:

Free access to expert support, events and workshops covering a wide range of subjects, including new technologies, process innovation, productivity improvement, business systems etc.

Student and graduate support opportunities, including internships and industrial placements.

Fully-funded support packages developed to help companies in areas that are vital to their businesses, as well as areas where additional support can help SMEs to grow, thrive and survive in the aerospace sector. Find out more here.

Grants between £1,000 and approximately £100,000 for research projects to develop innovative technologies or products and services, which are new to the firm/market and/or processes that facilitate that objective. Find out more here.

Upcoming Events!

IAT Aerospace Forum: Celebrating 10 years of ATC and Funding beyond AUP

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23rd November

University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus

Join us to celebrate 10 years of the Aerospace Technology Centre and explore collaboration and funding opportunities for the aerospace industry

Environmental sustainability for aerospace suppliers

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6th December

The Manufacturing Technology Centre - Coventry 

Come along and attend collaborative event on environmental sustainability targeted at helping smaller aerospace suppliers!

MORE EXPERT HELP AVAILABLE HERE

After checking your company is eligible to benefit from Aerospace UP through the completion of the SME Enrolment Form, we will start your Aerospace UP journey with scoping meetings to help us better understand your business and its innovation challenges. The Delivery Team will then work closely with you to identify a package comprised of the different types of support available that is tailored to your needs.

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ELIGIBLE LEP AREAS

  1. Black Country 

  2. Coventry & Warwickshire

  3. Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

  4. Greater Birmingham & Solihull

  5. Greater Lincolnshire

  6. Leicester & Leicestershire

  7. South East Midlands

  8. Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire

 

INTERESTED?

To find out more about the programme and eligibility, please contact our team: 

UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

AerospaceUP@nottingham.ac.uk

MIDLANDS AEROSPACE ALLIANCE

AerospaceUP@midlandsaerospace.org.uk