Mentoring For Success
If you are new to Government funding for SMEs, be reassured that the NATEP Technology Managers are here to mentor and guide you all the way.
Our expert Technology Managers can critique the suitability of your idea against the expectations of the Aerospace Technology Institute and offer advice on how to make it more acceptable if required. They’ll guide you through the funding process and offer additional support such as introducing you to relevant project partners, identifying the right documentation and providing a useful ally with End User and customer engagement.
A John MacBeath; Professor of Education Leadership, Cambridge University describes this unique relationship as a ‘Critical Friend’.
“The Critical Friend is a powerful idea, perhaps because it contains an inherent tension. Friends bring a high degree of unconditional positive regard. Critics are, at first sight at least, conditional, negative and intolerant of failure. Perhaps the critical friend comes closest to what might be regarded as ‘true friendship’ – a successful marrying of unconditional support and unconditional critique”