INNOVATIVE: The Integration of Novel Aerospace Technologies
INNOVATIVE is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND Doctoral Programme hosted by the Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT) and co-funded by the European Union and the University of Nottingham.
The programme enables the exploration of game-changing and disruptive technologies, materials, methods and processes for the aerospace sector AND their impact and interactions in the context of the interdependencies in the aerospace industry spanning cost, weight, energy and the environment, and the human experience and safety.
INNOVATIVE is ambitious and has delivered a step-change in the training of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in aerospace technologies by providing a comprehensive programme that empowers researchers with a multidisciplinary skillset comprising tools, techniques and methods suitable for pursuing careers in Aerospace Technology and related fields. The programme includes four research areas and 23 ESR positions have been recruited over 3 cohorts.
INNOVATIVE ESRs have been based within the Institute for Aerospace Technology and supervised by a large multidisciplinary academic team of world-leading scientific research experts (spanning the areas shown above) with a current aerospace portfolio of over £75m.
To find out more please see our INNOVATIVE end of project brochure
Aerospace electrification and propulsion
Project: Physics of failure as a technology enabler for electrical machines in transportation: reliability-oriented design of low voltage insulation systems
Find out more on page 12 of our brochure
Project: Dry lubrication technologies for transmissions and power systems to deliver better performance and simplified systems in aerospace engineering
Find out more on page 40 of our brochure
Project: The use of techniques such as non-destructive testing (NDT) to enhance quality of production and eliminate rejects in composites manufacturing
Find out more on page 52 of our brochure