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.

Invitation to tender

AIRTO is seeking to commission a fresh study to undertake economic and quantitative analysis, building upon the previous 2014 report, to produce and identify the contribution and impact of Innovation Research and Technology (IRT) sector on UK plc.

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

January 21, 2019

UK scientists and engineers working to reduce food waste in developing countries

Using ideas from advanced space technology to improve the lives of farmers and reduce food waste in developing countries.

January 21, 2019

AIRTO joins Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP)

A joint industry and government initiative set up to exchange cyber threat information in real time.

January 9, 2019

Appointment of Aamir Khalid as the new Chief Executive of TWI

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Aamir Khalid as successor to Christoph Wiesner and the next Chief Executive of TWI. Aamir will take over the role on Friday 1 February 2019.

Upcoming members' events

January 28, 2019

AIRTO’s New Year Reception


January 30, 2019

AIRTO Board Meeting


CEOs’ Meeting & Annual General Meeting


Find further information and more events in our members' area