Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme focus on Sweden and Sustainable Aviation is now open for applications from ambitious companies developing sustainable aviation technologies. Please find more information below
The Global Business Innovation Programme – Deadline for applications extended to Wednesday 12th January 2022
Delivered by Innovate UK EDGE, selected delegates will benefit from a funded programme of support including a preparation phase, an innovation mission to Sweden, an exploitation workshop and follow on support from an innovation and growth specialist.
Benefits of the programme
- Understand the market and prepare for doing business in Sweden
- Gain a better understanding of current and future technology trends
- Create opportunities to build partnerships with Swedish partners
- Gain exclusive access to leading Swedish aerospace companies
- Create opportunities for innovation collaborations and build partnerships that exploit UK expertise
- Meet like-minded Swedish and UK innovators
- Develop your value proposition for international investors
Who should apply
Applications are invited from SMEs who are: actively developing sustainable aviation technologies; have a strong interest in international collaboration and developing innovation projects, and the desire and capability to develop relationships with Swedish partners.
KEY TECHNOLOGY AREAS
- Propulsion systems
- All electric and hybrid engines
- Structures and design
- Composites, coatings, alloys
KEY DATES AND LINKS:
Briefing Event 7 December 2021 – https://bit.ly/3nEtllF
Deadline for applications 12 January 2022 – https://bit.ly/3oQ20fF
Notification of selection by 19 January 2022
Pre Visit Workshop – Birmingham – 6 April 2022
Innovation Visit – 15-21 May 2022
Exploitation Workshop – 20 July 2022
The Swedish aerospace sector employs over 14,000 people and has a turnover of more than €2.6 billion per year with international sales accounting for 70% of all revenues.
Traditionally dominated by two large companies Saab AB and GKN Aerospace Sweden AB the Swedish government’s aviation strategy is placing greater emphasis on developing a strong SME aerospace community. Brought together by the Aerospace Cluster Sweden, Swedish government has established a wide range of funding mechanisms to strengthen and grow the sector.
Sweden has identified itself as an international role model of sustainability. In 2020, state owned Swedavia, which operates ten of Sweden’s airports, became the world’s first airport operator to achieve completely fossil-free operations.
Swedish Government has strengthened its 2015 commitment to a ‘Fossil-Free Sweden’ with its 2021 announcement to reduce greenhouse gases in aviation fuel, and will continue this strategy by aiming to make all domestic flights fossil-free by 2030 and all flights originating from Sweden fossil-free by 2045.
With a clear national research and innovation agenda set out in NRIA Flyg 2020, which prioritises the environment and international collaboration, and a background of successful bilateral funding collaborations run by ATI and Vinnova 2018 and 2020, this market offers significant opportunity for UK companies developing sustainable aviation solutions.
TO APPLY FOR THIS INITIATIVE YOU MUST BE:
A UK based innovation-led company with ambitions to grow and internationalise.
A company with fewer than 500 employees.
Able to attend and complete all activities.
Innovate UK will fund and organise flights, accommodation, in-market travel, and conference fees for successful applicants. Innovate UK will also pay for any reasonable adjustments throughout the initiative. Only one representative from each company will be funded. On acceptance to the programme a commitment fee of £500 will be obtained from each delegate, which will be refunded on completion of the full activities and agreed action plan. Non-completion after formal acceptance may result in forfeiting some or all the commitment fee.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply here using the online application form. The Global Business Innovation Programme is a competitive process and successful applicants will be notified by 19 January 2022.
Innovate UK is committed to improving the diversity of who we support. We welcome applications from under-represented groups.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information or to discuss your application, please contact Programme Lead, Louise Hooker at email@example.com or call +44 (0)7850 300575