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 19, 2018

Duke of Cambridge unveils the UK’s new fusion project at UKAEA

The Duke of Cambridge visited one of the hottest places in the Solar System today

October 17, 2018

AIRTO discusses Industrial Strategy with BEIS Minister Richard Harrington MP

On Friday 12 October 2018, AIRTO met with Richard Harrington MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Minister of Business and Industry

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

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