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.

Gearing up to 2.4%: Growing the UK’s R&D activity to meet the 2.4% GDP target

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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

March 14, 2019

AIRTO is delighted to welcome the Earlham Institute as a new member

The Earlham Institute is tackling global challenges through life science research.

March 12, 2019

Gearing up to 2.4%: Growing the UK’s R&D activity

Read our article in this week’s issue of The House magazine, page 30.

February 27, 2019

Dstl swarming drone hackathon challenge

Developing new and innovative ways to use unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to assist the emergency services to deal with wildfires.

Upcoming members' events

May 21, 2019

Earlham Institute Open Day


May 23, 2019

Health and Safety Interest Group


Find further information and more events in our members' area