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
The UK has a thriving Innovation, Research and Technology sector, offering people with the right skills and expertise, and substantial resources, to deliver the UK’s Industrial Strategy. The sector plays a critical independent role in sharing the cost and risk of innovation with industry. By utilising this world-class asset to its full capacity in playing a central part in achieving the government’s 2.4% target, we stand to gain global competitive advantage by improving the scope and productivity of UK industry.
AIRTO is pinpointing six levers for government to deploy to raise levels of R&D to 2.4% of GDP in the UK by 2027.
AIRTO recognises excellence in innovation
Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Trade addressed guests from industry, academia and government at AIRTO’s annual black tie dinner on 27 June 2019 at Stationers’ Hall, London.