NATEP is an Aerospace Growth Partnership initiative led by ADS, the Premier Trade Organisation for companies in the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space Sectors.
NATEP, the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme, is a UK-wide programme delivered by ADS and Farnborough Aerospace Consortium, supported by North West Aerospace Alliance and West of England Aerospace Forum and in the devolved regions by Invest Northern Ireland, Scottish Enterprise and the Welsh Government.
The programme has been successfully running since 2013 and supports companies in the aerospace supply chain to develop innovative technologies, working in collaboration with others and supported by higher tier companies. It will equip them to win new business with existing customers and to diversify their customer base.
The programme provides high calibre technical, management and mentoring support to help those companies accelerate the technology development towards market readiness alongside up to 70% grant funding.
It is an industry-led programme supported by panels of aerospace industry professionals and technology advisers throughout the English region, Northern Ireland and Scotland are contributing their time for free to support the projects.
A £10m injection of funding from the Aerospace Technology Institute (www.ati.org.uk) allows the NATEP programme to support 40 more collaborative technology projects involving up to 100 companies, Universities and Research & Technology Organisations. It will sustain or create 500 high value jobs.