Welcome to Elevation, the newsletter of the Aerospace Technology Institute. We hope you like the new look. Elevation is a fortnightly newsletter featuring a mix of news from the Institute and the sector, alerts for new funding opportunities, upcoming events, and profiles of the people who work at the Institute. If you have any news that you would like to share with the sector via Elevation, please send it to info@ati.org.uk
 
News from the ATI

> On Friday 8th December the Aerospace Technology Institute and the University of Nottingham will be facilitating a workshop to outline current European funding opportunities, focussing on Clean Sky's 7th call for proposals and the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020. The event will cover the process and policies of applying for European funding, including expert guidance on writing the best proposal Read more

> With just eight weeks to go until we open the doors to our inaugural conference, the excitement and pace is really building at the ATI. Due to huge demand, ticketing will soon be coming to a close, with very few tickets remaining for sale Read more
 
News from the sector 

> EPSRC will shortly be launching a call for up to three large-scale, multidisciplinary research Hubs to address major, long-term challenges facing manufacturing industries, and/or capture significant opportunities from emerging research areas. Strong industrial collaboration with a range of partners is a key feature of these Hubs.
 
Research Council funding available will be up to £10 million per Hub over seven years, supporting a programme of innovative research in the engineering and physical sciences, related to the challenges in commercialising early stage research. The call opens on 9th November 2017 and will close on 25th January 2018 Read more

> Boeing last month broke ground at the site of its first European manufacturing facility. The new 6,200-square metre Boeing Sheffield facility, due to open in late 2018, is situated alongside the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050, part of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Read more
 
Project profile: Blade Sense 
 
The overall objective of the Blade Sense project, led by Airbus Helicopters, is to develop a high-performance, robust instrumentation system capable of operating in the harsh environment of a helicopter rotor hub to monitor the health of the rotor blades. This will have a major impact on flight safety, operations and maintenance and contribute towards reductions in point-to-point travel time (one of the ACARE2020 goals) Read more
 
Upcoming Events 
  • 16-17 October 2017 - CFD and MDO: State of the Art & The Future, RAeS London Read more
  • 16-17 November 2017 - Electric and Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium, Cologne Read more
  • 28-29 November 2017 - ATI Conference 2017: Realising Ambition Read more
  • 8 December 2017 - European funding Workshop, Morley Read more
 
#LifeAtTheATI
 
Mark Scully, Head of Technology (Advanced Systems & Propulsion)
 
"The ATI Systems Virtual Validation Platform has now moved on to launch a pilot demonstrator. This is currently in progress and will explore how a virtual environment can help UK systems organisations to enhance their technology offerings to meet future requirements." Read more
 
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