The Future flight challenge for Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. It would put up to £500,000 towards initiatives to fill skills shortfalls in the aviation sector. The “Future Flight” challenge will revolutionise how we connect people, carry commodities, and offer services by utilising new classes of electric, hydrogen, and autonomous air vehicles. It will encourage firms to share their knowledge and resources, hastening the introduction of these vehicles into service. 

The objective of this competition is to develop and supply instructional materials and course content that will promote knowledge, abilities, and training in the field of future flight. This will increase public awareness of developing markets for future flights and close significant skills and training gaps in the UK workforce.


Your project must: 

  • have a total grant funding request between £5,000 and £50,000 
  • start by 1 July 2023 
  • last between 3 and 6 months 
  • carry out all of its project work in the UK 

You must only include eligible project costs in your application. 

A Russian or Belarusian organisation cannot serve as the lead, partner, or subcontractor in any procurement, commercial, business development, or supply chain activity funded by this competition due to current prohibitions. All products and services coming from Russian or Belarusian sources fall under this category. 

A company, academic institution, RTO, charity, not-for-profit organisation, or public sector organisation can lead only one application but may be a partner on up to two other applications.  

If a company isn’t in charge of any particular application, it can collaborate on any number of them. 

 More Information: 

The applications are open until 19th December 2022. For more information and registration, please visit Innovate UK KTN 

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