is investing up to £30m in innovation projects as part of phase 2 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Future Flight Challenge. The Future Flight Challenge is a four year, £125m ISCF programme. Phase 2 will fund projects that develop integrated aviation systems and/or vehicle technologies that enable new classes of electric or autonomous air vehicles. These could include drones, urban air mobility vehicles or electric sub-regional aircraft. Solutions should be able to be integrated into a mature operational environment, ensuring safe and reliable operation in flight and on the ground. This competition phase has 2 strands, both open to collaborations only. Strand 1, the ‘fast track’ strand encourages applications from smaller businesses and organisations who traditionally do not work within the aerospace / aviation sector. Strand 2 will focus on larger projects and encourage applications that seek to integrate technologies and systems. An online briefing for both strands will be held on 19 May at 10:00. To register, click here. The competition closes at midday UK time on 1 July. For more information on both strands, visit the Innovation Funding Service here. KTN has a page dedicated to the Future Flight Challenge with information and a link to a list of phase 1 winners here.
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