Institute for Aerospace Technology



Marie Sklodowska-Curie Programmes

Our Marie Sklodowska Curie PhD programmes attracted highly qualified doctoral students, who worked on ambitious beyond state of the art projects with industry to direct the future of aerospace.

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Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative

Our aerospace specialists helped to shape the future through the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) is the major EU and industry funded programme to develop technologies that will reduce aircraft energy use and fly these technologies in everyday life. 

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Aerospace Unlocking Potential

Aerospace Unlocking Potential (Aerospace UP) was a £20M three-year project (2020 to 2022) which supported the aerospace supply chain in the Midlands by helping to unlock its innovation potential.

Find out more about the Aerospace UP project

Solutions for Aerospace Electrification Leadership (SAEL) Initiative

The Solutions for Aircraft Electrification Leadership (SAEL) initiative and workshop series was launched in July 2019 and was founded in a collaboration effort from international partners from the aerospace industry that include the University of Nottingham, 328 Support Services GmbH, Crane Aerospace and the University of Cambridge.

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ORCHESTRA is a multi-million Euro Horizon 2020 project that combines Europe's leading expertise in Aerospace Electrification and Aircraft Systems: University of Nottingham, Leonardo, Safran Electrical & Power, Safran, C.I.R.A, Fraunhofer, Aeromechs, AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology), BSIM, Skylife Engineering, and VR Aviation Safety Partnership.

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2ZERO project

2ZERO is a multi-million Pound Innovate UK Future Flight Challenge Fund project that uses a holistic systems approach to simulate and physically demonstrate the viability of electric aircraft in regional air transport operations and the changes needed to achieve a scalable ecosystem with demonstrable economic and environmental impact. 

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Research Themes

Aerospace and space research at the University of Nottingham is thriving - more people use our work on aerospace and space than any other university in the UK. Our ambitions and drive make the institute a partner of choice in our five key areas of research:









Institute for Aerospace Technology

Aerospace Technology Centre
Innovation Park
Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG7 2TU

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