The assessors will score your answers. You will receive feedback from them for each one.
Your answer to each question can be up to 200 words long. Do not include any links to websites in your answers.
Where possible, quantify the problems and project outputs that you will be targeting.
You can submit charts in a one A4 page PDF appendix to support your answer. It must be no larger than 10MB and the font must be legible at 100% zoom.
Question 3. Results
How will you exploit and disseminate your project results? What is your route to market?
Describe or explain your:
- expected project outputs, including products, services, processes and capabilities
- consortium exploitation plan, including the route to market, intellectual property, changes to business models or processes, research and development (R&D), and manufacturing services
- plans for end user and customer engagement
- consortium spill-over or dissemination plan, demonstrating how your activities will contribute to the wider aerospace industry and other sectors
Question 4. Benefits
What economic, social and environmental benefits you expect your project to deliver, and when?
Describe all the benefits you expect your project to generate, both inside and outside of the consortium.
Describe the R&D, capital and training expenditure which you expect to be made as a result of this project. What do you expect the expenditure to be made on?
How many jobs do you expect the project partners to either safeguard or create as a direct/indirect result of this project?
Describe or explain:
- which jobs will be safeguarded
- any training requirements
- why the project is needed to safeguard or create these jobs
Describe any other impacts that would not happen without your project. For example, effects on greenhouse gas, noise, air quality and so on.
Question 5. Technical approach
What technical approach will you use and how will you manage your project?
Describe the areas of work and your objectives. List all resource and management needs. Provide an overview of the technical approach.
Describe or explain:
- the technical approach, including the main objectives of the work
- how and why the approach is appropriate
- how you will make sure the innovative steps in the project are achievable
- rival technologies and alternative R&D strategies
- how you will measure your success
You must submit a work breakdown structure (including the cost of each work package) as a one A4 page PDF appendix to support your answer. It must be no larger than 10MB and the font must be legible at 100% zoom.
Question 6. Innovation
What is innovative about your project?
- how it will push boundaries beyond current leading-edge science and technology
- how it will apply existing technologies in new areas
- what competitors are doing, and how they are trying to achieve the same outputs
- how and why any IP from the project will be free from restriction and readily exploited
- how the research is new in an industrial and/or academic context
Give evidence in support of any statements or claims.
You can detail the level of innovation though patent search results, competitor analyses or literature surveys. If relevant, you should also outline your own intellectual property rights.
You must submit a table listing the technology, why it is innovative, and the change in technology or manufacturing readiness at the start and end of the project.in a one A4 page PDF appendix to support your answer. It must be no larger than 10MB and the font must be legible at 100% zoom.
Question 7. Risks
What are the risks (technical, commercial and environmental) to your project’s success? What is your risk management strategy?
Identify or explain:
- the main risks and uncertainties within the project
- a detailed risk analysis and mitigation steps taken or planned for each risk
- the new level of risk with mitigation in place
- the project management resources required to minimise operational risk
Question 8. Team and facilities
Does your project team have the right skills, experience and facilities to deliver this project?
Demonstrate that the project team:
- has the right mix of skills and experience to complete the project
- has a track record in managing research and development projects
- has clear objectives and roles or responsibilities
Describe the benefits of your collaboration. What advantages does being part of a consortium offer the project?
Question 9. Costs
Provide us with estimates of partners’ costs and the funding you are seeking.
Type “Table attached” as your answer.
You must submit an appendix of your estimates of the total costs and total funding requested for this project in a table as a single A4 PDF or spreadsheet. The font must be legible at 100% zoom.
Give your table the following headings:
- partner’s name
- country where work is being carried out
- partner’s eligible costs (£)
- funding sought by partner (£)
- partner’s ineligible costs (£) for example end user or non-UK businesses. (Non-UK businesses should enter their funding sought as zero).
Question 10. Added value to the UK
How does financial support from the ATI Programme add value to the UK?
Address the following:
- Why you need your requested amount of funding? Explain what other sources of funding have been considered, including private investment, and why it is not available. Your supporting evidence could include, but is not limited to business cases, internal rate of return analysis, or other financial comparisons of the scenarios with funding and without funding.
- What will happen to the project in the absence of funding? Describe and provide evidence for what will occur if the application for funding is not successful.
Your answer must detail whether some or all of the project would be likely to be carried out overseas, listing overseas sites able to carry out the work, explaining the implications for cost, quality and timescales, and outlining any likely support from overseas governments.
You must also describe whether the project investment and benefits will be scaled back in the UK, explaining where applicable the impact a delay or a change of scope would have on starting the project.