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The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) is a £40m Technology Development Programme Derived From a Bid by the Aerospace Growth Partnership to the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative.

Structured Process

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 aerospace technologies and create jobs in the supply chain.

Funds New Technologies

Funds new technologies for partnerships of supply chain companies - with customer participation.

Middle TRLs

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.

Proven Model

Model is proven by the Midlands Aerospace Alliance Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (ATEP 2006-12).

Managed by ADS, NATEP is delivered throughout the UK by the following organisations

Advancing UK Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space Industries, globally
Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) is a not-for-profit trade association acting as a facilitator of business between large global primes and the supply chain and as an enabler of business support to its members and partners. It is one of the largest and most established aerospace and defence associations in the UK, providing support to, and furthering the long-term strategic growth of the sector in the South East.
The Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA) was set up in 2003 and now has 300 members. The MAA board includes senior managers from Aero Engine Controls, Meggitt, Moog Aircraft Group, Rolls-Royce and UTC Aerospace Systems as well as elected supply chain representatives and key regional partner bodies.
The North West aerospace cluster is the largest in Europe and contributes over £7 billion to the UK economy, accounting for one third of the UK aerospace turnover.
The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) supports the growing strength and sustainability of the aerospace and defence industry throughout the South West region.
The Aerospace Wales Forum is the trade association for all companies operating in the Aerospace & Defence sector in Wales and exists to provide the best service we can to assist our members by promoting your company in our capabilities database and giving you access to events, networking opportunities and industry expertise.
As the regional business development agency, Invest NI’s role is to grow the local economy. We do this by supporting new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland.
  • 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 or catapult centre.   The technology developed must have exploitation potential – with end user involvement.   Projects must have the potential to create or safeguard jobs and should have a duration of up to 18 months

  • Contact your local Regional Aerospace Alliance and submit an outline proposal using the  Outline Proposal Form. Also read  NATEP Guidance


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