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

October 30, 2018

AIRTO welcomes £1.6 billion for innovation announced in the 2018 Budget

AIRTO welcomes the Chancellor’s 2018 Budget announcement of initiatives to build on the UK’s world-leading position in innovation

October 30, 2018

AIRTO welcomes AWE as a new member

AIRTO is delighted to welcome AWE in to membership.

October 30, 2018

AIRTO welcomes IBM Research as a new member

AIRTO is delighted to welcome IBM Research in to membership.

Upcoming members' events

November 15, 2018

Fit for Electrification: WMG Breakfast Meeting


November 21, 2018

WMG Digital Breakfast Meeting: Maximising Data for Factories


December 6, 2018

Company Secretary and Finance Directors’


Find further information and more events in our members' area