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New funding available: Future Flight Phase III now open

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £65 million in innovation projects. Projects must demonstrate integrated aviation systems and underpinning technologies that enable new classes of electric or autonomous air vehicles. Your proposal must focus on developing the enabling technologies that support the operation of drones, advanced air mobility (AAM) or sub-regional electric aircraft in a representative environment and whilst meeting a viable and challenging use case. Timeline

  • Competition opens, September 6 2021
  • Online Briefing event, September 14 2021
  • Competition closes, 11:00am November 3 2021
  • Invite to interview, 8 December 2021
  • Panel interview, 10 January 2022
  • Applicants notified, 24 January 2022

The key objectives of the competition are: The aim of this competition is to fund projects that will deliver the 2024 vision of the Future Flight Challenge and position the UK as a leader in the third revolution of aviation. This competition will build on the success of the 2020 Phase 2 competition and will focus primarily on the demonstration aspects of these novel air vehicles and systems. This competition is split into 2 strands. The strands are:

  • Strand 1 – demonstrating aspects of these novel air vehicles and systems
  • Strand 2 – cross-cutting technologies that enable the deployment and operation of new air vehicles

For any support with this challenge or to learn about consortia building opportunities available, please get in touch with KTN at [email protected].

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