Raising Ambitions In UK Aerospace: Funding For Innovative Ideas

Organisations can submit ideas to help raise the UK’s profile, innovation and manufacturing capability in civil aerospace

Funding is for projects that promote competition and innovation in the UK aerospace industry

Funding is for projects that promote competition and innovation in the UK aerospace industry

The UK aerospace research and technology programme is a £3.9 billion joint investment between government and industry to grow the UK’s position in design and manufacture.

As part of the programme, the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Innovate UK will invest up to £150 million in innovative aerospace projects this year.

The competition is for business innovation projects that promote competition and secure the future of the UK aerospace industry.

At this stage, organisations can submit an expression of interest with their innovative ideas. Successful applicants will be able to apply for funding in the next stage of the competition.

Technology and aircraft of the future

The competition is for industrial research projects or capital investment.

You must demonstrate value for money as well as the benefits to the industry.

Projects must also fit with the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, which aims to:

  • strengthen the UK’s role in whole-aircraft design and system integration for future civil aircraft
  • build smarter, connected aircraft to help the UK capture high-value future opportunities
  • help the UK to become a global leader in developing large, complex aviation structures, particularly wings
  • drive forward new propulsion technologies, such as large turbofans
Who can apply

To apply, you must be a UK-based organisation, working alone or in collaboration with other businesses, research organisations or the third sector.

You will need to carry out your project in the UK and sign up to the ATI framework agreement.

Competition information
  • expressions of interest open on 1 October 2018 and the deadline to apply is at midday on 17 October 2018
  • successful applicants will be contacted on 6 November 2018 and invited to make a full funding application
  • you will need to show that your expected costs and times are proportional to your project’s objectives
  • businesses could attract up to 70% of their project costs for industrial research projects and up to 50% for capital investment

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. They discussed a range of issues, including cooperative efforts against Russia’s malign influence, Russia’s use of energy projects to extort and intimidate Ukraine and other European allies, as well as Ukraine’s progress in implementing political and economic reforms. The Deputy Secretary emphasized that the United States does not and will never recognize Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea and reaffirmed strong U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Kosmos Innovation Center Wins 2018 P3 Impact Award

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, Concordia and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships is pleased to announce during the 2018 Concordia Summit in New York City today, the winner of the fifth annual P3 Impact Award: Kosmos Innovation Center. The annual P3 Impact Awards recognize leading cross-sector collaborations that feature public, private, nonprofit, or non-governmental organizations addressing societal challenges.

A public-private partnership (P3), Kosmos Innovation Center harnesses the power of technology-savvy youth to bring innovation into priority development sectors by providing business training, mentorship, and other resources for young Ghanaian entrepreneurs. Kosmos Innovation Center is a partnership between DAI Global, Kosmos Energy, and Ghana’s Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology. The partnership has trained 270 youth and launched seven new startups, investing in Ghanaian youth employment and entrepreneurship in the agriculture sector.

Kosmos Innovation Center and four award finalists were featured in a special edition P3 Impact Award article series within the Darden School’s thought-leadership publication, Darden Ideas to Action. The series features leading practices and actionable insights from the winner and finalists. It will also continue to be used to develop teaching cases and other materials to share and advance best practices with other public-private partnerships around the world. In addition, Kosmos Innovation Center partnership representatives will receive a full scholarship to attend a week-long Darden Executive Education course.

The 2018 award finalists included: DREAMS Partnership, Griha Pravesh, Lake Kivu Coffee Alliance, and MIP Futuro.

For further information, please contact the Office of Global Partnerships at partnerships@state.gov or visit http://www.state.gov/s/partnerships/. For media inquiries, please contact Anita Ostrovsky at ostrovskya@state.gov.

Follow @GPatState@IBiS_Darden@ConcordiaSummit, and #P3Impact on Twitter for updates.

Secretary Pompeo At The Transatlantic Dinner

Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo hosted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, and 40 foreign ministers and senior officials from Europe and Canada at the 18th Transatlantic Dinner on September 25 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. Secretary Pompeo emphasized the importance of the close U.S.-European relationship, which is indispensable to our shared security and the prosperity of more than one billion people between our two continents.

Secretary Pompeo also highlighted the importance of fair, free, and reciprocal trade relationships, European energy security, and continuing our work with NATO and the EU to strengthen European defense capabilities and increase European defense investments. Secretary Pompeo called for the United States, Europe, and Canada to continue to work together to counter Russian aggression in all its forms, ensure the global defeat of ISIS, and bring peace and stability to Iraq and Syria. He also urged all nations to join our efforts to stop the Iranian regime’s torrent of destructive activity around the world and to ensure the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK.

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Angolan Minister Of External Relations Manuel Augusto

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

Yesterday, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Angolan Minister of External Relations Manuel Augusto on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Deputy Secretary applauded the Lourenço Administration’s bold steps to fight corruption, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve the business climate in Angola. He pledged U.S. support for Angola’s efforts to recover stolen assets and promote transparency and accountability. Finally, Deputy Secretary Sullivan thanked Minister Augusto for Angola’s regional leadership in supporting credible and non-violent elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and encouraged Angola to keep the pressure on North Korea to work towards a de-nuclearized Korean peninsula.

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