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What is AIRTO?

  • Vital contributor to UK science, innovation and economic growth
  • Network of choice for organisations and businesses making innovation happen

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Why join AIRTO?

  • Improve the UK climate for innovation services
  • Access a like minded community of innovation service providers

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Who are our members?

  • Suppliers of R&D, Consultancy, Validation & Testing, Project Management, Financing
  • Operate in the innovation, research and technology sector (£6.9bn revenue supporting 141,000 hi-tech jobs)

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Ben Ainslie Racing partners with PA Consulting Group to launch Technical Innovation Group
25 March 2015
Key future city challenges are tackled by BRE Trust research programme
24 March 2015
BMT Design & Technology Celebrates 10 Years
23 March 2015
Minister for Universities, Science and Cities visits NPL
16 March 2015
Nurse review of Research Councils
11 March 2015
Participate in the EU study on "The role and impact of RTOs participation in the Framework Programmes"
To engage with this study, contact Open Evidence
26 February 2015
Book now for the AIRTO Annual Dinner, 14 May 2015
23 February 2015
AIRTO member Transport Systems Catapult unveils UK's first driverless pod
11 February 2015
Respond to the Dowling Review's call for evidence
05 February 2015
Catapult and Pew Charitable Trusts launch pioneering technology to help end illegal fishing
04 February 2015
UK Futures Programme: Skills for Innovation £1 million competition launched
29 January 2015
Read the blog on the impact of the innovation, research & technology sector for NCUB, written by AIRTO member Campden BRI's CEO Steven Walker
27 January 2015
A warm welcome to AIRTO's newest member EMEC
27 January 2015
MIRA CEO Awarded OBE in New Year Honours List
26 January 2015
In 2015 NPL celebrate 60 years since the world's first caesium atomic clock was built
23 January 2015
AIRTO welcomes the Government's science and innovation strategy - but the UK must sustain its infrastructure to support innovation
14 January 2015
BIS has published the government's science and innovation strategy
17 December 2014
AIRTO member NPL Improved climate forecasting as TRUTHS moves closer to launch
15 December 2014
UKCES launches skills for Innovation online consultation
15 December 2014
AIRTO member HVM Catapult benefits from boost for the UKs High Value Manufacturing Sector in the Chancellors Autumn Statement 2014
10 December 2014
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Upcoming Events

Goring Dinner Discussion with Gareth Davies, Director General, Knowledge and Innovation, BIS
Venue: The Goring, Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW
Members only
Goring Dinner Discussion with Matthew Toombs, Deputy Director, Corporate Finance, BIS at HM Treasury
Venue: The Goring, Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW
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17025 Quality Management Interest Group
Venue: UKAS, 21 - 47 High Street, Feltham, Middlesex TW13 4UN
Members only
AIRTO Annual Dinner
14 MAY
Venue: Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD
Members only
Health & Safety Interest Group
21 MAY
Venue: TWI Ltd, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6A
Members only


The Innovation, Research and Technology sector ups its game and impact according to Oxford Economics' latest study

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Our Members

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The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) is an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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ARUP Research and Development. A global firm of designers, engineers, planners and business consultants.

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Axillium Research are recognised leaders in open innovation, collaboration management, and delivery of strategic research programmes.

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BMT is an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy.

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BRE has expertise in buildings, construction, testing, fire and risk management, research, consultancy, product development and Certification services.

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BSRIA Ltd helps the construction sector improve its products, services and operation in the built environment.

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Campden BRI provides practical scientific, technical, legislative and information support to the food, drink and applied industries.

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City University London is a principal provider of undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and vocational education in the United Kingdom.

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CIRIA provides collaborative research and information for the building design and construction industry.

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FIRA International continues to provide a wide range of expert services that are dedicated to the global furniture supply chain.

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The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) is one of the worlds leading providers of health and safety solutions to industry, government and professional bodies.

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HR Wallingford Ltd is a Scientific Research Association and a company limited by guarantee.

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Leatherhead Food Research is an independent organisation delivering research, scientific consultancy and regulatory guidance and interpretation.

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LGC is an international science-based company and market leader in analytical, forensic and diagnostic services and reference standards.

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Lucideon is a materials technology consultancy that focuses on innovation, sustainability and quality assurance of materials.

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MIRA is a leading vehicle design, development & certification consultancy.

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Thatcham is the motor insurers' research centre and provides some 70% of the data that insurers use to define a car's insurance grouping.

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NPL is the UK´s national standard laboratory. It develops, maintains and disseminates national measurement standards for physical quantities.

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Pera is one of Europe's leading innovation and business support organisations with a presence in eight European countries.

qinetiq logo QinetiQ is a leading international provider of technology–based services and solutions to the defence, security and related markets.

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The Scotch Whisky Research Institute is a member based company providing research, services and consultancy to the distilled drinks industry.

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The Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering enables businesses to secure commercial advantage.

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TWI Ltd is the world's foremost research and technology organisation concerned with joining and structural integrity of engineered products.

"AIRTO has a voice that far exceeds that of members like TWI working on their own, especially when expressing views on public policy and strategy, and communicating with government. AIRTO provides extensive and effective networking opportunities with politicians, senior civil servants and advisors, and fellow research organisations, through a range of unique mechanisms, which are invaluable to our business."
Peter Oakley, Associate Director, TWI Ltd.

"AIRTO provides valuable high quality networking with peer organisations with a common interest in research and technology across the UK."
Neville Salkeld, MD Technology Solutions, QinetiQ plc

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