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CaSE welcomes the Aerospace Technology Institute as organisational members

17 Jul 2019

ATI are the latest organisation to join CaSE as members

Commenting on today’s announcement, Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director of the Campaign for the Science and Engineering, said:

“We are delighted that the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) has chosen to add its voice to CaSE’s growing organisational membership. Our influence in government stems in no small part from harnessing the expertise and authority of our diverse range of businesses, universities, learned and professional organisations, and research charities. The ATI’s position at the heart of the UK aerospace sector is a welcome addition to this broad coalition of members.

The ATI play a vital role in growing UK R&D and ensuring that the UK takes advantage of future global opportunities. We look forward to working with them in maintaining the UK’s position at the forefront of global innovation, and reaping the economic and societal benefits nationwide.”

Malcolm Scott, Corporate Development Officer, Aerospace Technology Institute said:

“We have been impressed with the dedication of CaSE in developing robust evidence-led policy positions that articulate the need for the UK to become a more research-intensive nation. CaSE’s work will play a significant role in supporting the government ambition to increase R&D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027. This focus on research and innovation is essential for the aerospace sector, which must remain at the forefront of technological development if it is to continue to occupy its leading position.

The ATI has had a close relationship with CaSE over the last few years and we look forward to formalising these links through membership, helping CaSE build their policy positions and using the insight from the CaSE team to help us enhance our engagement with the leading thinkers on innovation, with government, and international stakeholders.”

About the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)

The ATI was created in 2013 by the UK government and commercial aerospace sector working together as the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP). Both sides committed £150m each per year to fund research and development, creating a total investment of £3.9bn up to 2026. The mission of the ATI is to realise the full potential of the UK aerospace sector by creating a coherent and ambitious technology strategy for the sector, and a portfolio of R&T projects to realise the strategy. These projects – advancing the development of new aircraft that are more efficient, quieter and better for the environment – will be key to maintaining and building upon the UK’s global leadership in aerospace. The Institute’s activities have an overarching economic objective: supporting the competitiveness of UK companies; improving productivity; contributing to UK prosperity through the sector’s direct success and the broader impact of its high-intensity research; and reducing the environmental footprint of aviation.