We are AIRTO

AIRTO is the Association for Innovation, Research and Technology Organisations, the foremost membership body for organisations operating in the UK’s innovation, research and technology sector.

We assist members to network and engage collectively, we encourage enterprise, forge links and progress dialogue with key decision makers in government and industry, along with providing a forum for our members to share best practice.

Oxford Economics report

The innovation, research and technology sector continues to punch well above its weight in the national economy, as shown by an independent study conducted by Oxford Economics.

Our members

Our members have a presence around the world. They typically supply business-to-business and government services such as R&D, consultancy, validation and testing, multi-client project inception and management, incubation and financing.

Latest news

October 11, 2018

CEO of NPL appointed as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Dr Peter Thompson FREng, CEO of NPL, appointed as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

September 27, 2018

Lucideon adds nanoparticle analysis to its portfolio

Lucideon has added nanoparticle analysis to its suite of analytical capabilities with the purchase of a LitSizer 500, manufactured by Anton Paar

September 27, 2018

BMT supports Hong Kong’s urban ferry expansion

AIRTO member BMT supports Hong Kong’s urban ferry expansion with development of new, fully flexible water taxi vessel designs

Upcoming members' events

November 12, 2018

Marketing and Communications


November 15, 2018

Fit for Electrification: WMG Breakfast Meeting


November 21, 2018

WMG Digital Breakfast Meeting: Maximising Data for Factories


Find further information and more events in our members' area