The Future Flight Challenge phase 1 is now open for applications on UKRI’s Innovation Funding System. Please see link below:

Future Flight Challenge (FFC) is a 4 year, £125 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) programme. Individuals and consortia can apply responding to 6 ‘problem statements’ challenging the aviation industry of the future. The aim of the programme is to:

• demonstrate innovative ways to enable greener flight in a publicly acceptable manner leading to reduced carbon footprint for aviation
• investigate and create new services and ways to travel
• increase mobility
• improve connectivity
• alleviate congestion

This is the first of 3 phases. Individuals can apply to attend a 2 day discovery workshop and work with other people and organisations from both within and outside of the aviation sector. No grant funding is available in this phase, but we will cover the costs to attend the event. Grant funding for projects will be available for future phases, when we will ask you to apply with a detailed project proposal.

You can apply for future phases of this competition even if you do not attend the discovery workshop.

The competition closes at midday 12pm UK time on the 13 November 2019.