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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 Intermediate Sector (£4bn revenue supporting 60,000 hi-tech jobs)

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UK Future 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 Cambden 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
AIRTO member @STFC and IBM form Big Data Innovation Hub for small businesses
08 December 2014
AIRTO members ARUP, MIRA, Transport Systems Catapult announced as part of winning industrial consortium to develop driverless cars
06 December 2014
AIRTO member BMT recognised as 'Outstanding Employer' in the Global Business Excellence Awards
03 December 2014
New appointments to the Research Councils 2015
02 December 2014
SEPnet Funded Summer Internships 2015, Call for Placement Projects for Physics Undergraduates
01 December 2014
AIRTO members BRE and MTC recognised as top 100 National Apprenticeship Employers
26 November 2014
Defra has confirmed a case of avian flu in a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire
25 November 2014
Oxford Economics Innovation Report 2014 is released
12 November 2014
Delighted to have Organic Research Centre on board as a new member. A warm Welcome!
13 October 2014
AIRTO Position Statement on Access to Finance
13 October 2014
A very warm welcome to EMR, AIRTO's latest member. EMR is a pioneering plant science organisation based in Kent. You can follow them on Twitter @EMRComms
29 September 2014
BRE wins Best Green Business award
29 September 2014
Lucideon Opens Door to New Pharmaceutical Laboratories
29 September 2014
The work of HVM Catapult was recently highlighted by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at Farnborough Airshow
29 September 2014
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Upcoming Events

Health & Safety Interest Group
15 January
Venue: Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BA
Members only
CEOs' Meeting & AIRTO Annual General Meeting
21 January
Venue: The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Members only

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 Britain's leading industrial health and safety facility with over 30 years of experience across all sectors.

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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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