Thursday, July 22, 2021

Future Flight briefing event and networking events

The competition briefing for the Future Flight Challenge will take place in Birmingham followed by networking events in London and Glasgow

UK Research and Innovation’s Future Flight Challenge was formerly launched on 24 August by the prime minister marking the start of a new wave of innovation for UK-based businesses working in all aspects of aviation.

The Future Flight Challenge aims to revolutionise the way people, goods and services fly, positioning the UK as a world leader in aviation products and markets worth over $675bn to 2050.

The Future Flight Challenge will develop an aviation system to accelerate the acceptance of these innovative air vehicles into service and therefore define how people, goods and services will be delivered in the years to come.

This will increase UK manufacturing opportunities, increase mobility, improve connectivity and congestion and pave the way for a reduced carbon footprint for aviation globally. UK Government will invest up to £125m over the next four years to support these ambitions.

Briefing event 7 October, Birmingham

This briefing event will provide you with background to the competition and how to apply. An opportunity for you to meet potential collaborative partners will also be provided.

Not able to attend in Birmingham? This event will also be available via webcast.

Register here for the Birmingham event and here for the webcast.

Networking events

There will be networking events where delegates can connect with potential partners and begin forming project ideas.

London 15 October – register here.

Glasgow 22 October – register here.

Find the slides from all KTN webcasts via Slideshare.

More information on the competition will be available on the Innovation Funding Service website on 30 September.