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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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AIRTO member PA Consulting's Colm Reilly discusses Solving the UK's productivity problem with innovation on BBC Radio 4 Today Programme
11 August 2015
LEP deal launches plans for new large-scale test facility at @airtoinnovation member TWI
11 August 2015
10 August 2015
Campden BRI named UK's first Training Centre of Excellence for Bakery & Food Science
10 August 2015
'We work with Innovate UK' :Download the new tag line for Innovate UK partners
06 August 2015
Virtual reality set to revolutionize UK transportation network
21 July 2015
AIRTO Launches Action Agenda for Innovation
20 July 2015
Connecting Industry and Researchers in Physics, A FREE SEPnet Networking Evening, 16 September
20 July 2015
National Platform for the Built Environment consultation on Smart and Sustainable cities.
20 July 2015
AIRTO is seeking a part-time Membership Manager on secondment.
9 July 2015
Dowling Review Report launched:Break down barriers to university-business collaboration to benefit UK economy
3 July 2015
NPL introduced the 26th leap second
2 July 2015
A warm welcome to AIRTO's newest member Future Cities Catapult
30 June 2015
Register for HSL's Open Day, 14 July 2015
17 June 2015
Satellite Applications Catapult to establish new antenna test range set to draw international audience to Harwell
16 June 2015
New EU R&D Project to Develop Avant-Garde Training Techniques in the Fight Against Terrorism
16 June 2015
Watch HVM Catapult's CEO Dick Elsy's interview with The Manufacturer at the National Manufacturing Debate 2015
15 June 2015
BMT Picks Up National Award for Planning Excellence
15 June 2015
Development Continues at MIRA Technology Park as Key Infrastructure Construction Begins
11 June 2015
£1M funding available through new SBRI competition run by MoD
9 June 2015
Arup launches Global Research Challenge 2015
5 June 2015
NPL Celebrating 60 years of atomic timekeeping
3 June 2015
QinetiQ signs research contract with DSTL to improve military aircrew performance and protection
1 June 2015
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Upcoming Events

Health & Safety Interest Group
17 September
Members only

Human Resources Interest Group
8 October
Venue: NPL, Hampton Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0LW
Members only


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

Oxford Economics Report

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AIRTO Launches Action Agenda for Innovation

Read the blog on the impact of the sector for NCUB from AIRTO member Campden BRI's CEO Steven Walker

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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