A structured process to encourage exploit/position product/manufacturing technologies emanating 'bottom up' from UK aerospace supply chain.
40 Million Pound Programme
A 40 million pound programme to mature 100 undeveloped aerospace technologies and create jobs in the supply chain.
Funds New Technologies
Funds new technologies at small partnerships of SMEs, mid-cap business units with customer participation.
Focuses on middle TRLs. Must have a route to market.
Solves Existing Market Failures
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).
The AGP has developed the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) aimed at small and medium sized suppliers to help them develop their own innovative technologies to enhance their capabilities and increase their ability to win new business with higher tier companies anywhere in the world. This builds on the successful regional technology programme (ATEP) run in the Midlands.
By developing a supply chain with a high rate of innovation, rich in new technologies the UK will be better able to offer the right products and services, at the right time and ahead of competition. This will ensure that market opportunities are exploited with high value manufacturing work retained in the UK. The Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) provides the opportunity to take this forward. See the NATEP flyer or the NATEP Presentation for more info.
The collaboration must involve a supply chain partnership and could include an academic partner/HVM catapult centre. The technology developed must have exploitation potential – preferably with end user involvement. Projects must have the potential to create or safeguard jobs and should have a duration of up to 18 months
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