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 (IRT) 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

June 15, 2018

Congratulations on Queen’s Birthday Honours List for HVM Catapult CEO, Dick Elsy

Congratulations to Dick Elsy CBE, CEO of AIRTO member HVM Catapult.

June 14, 2018

Congratulations on Queen’s Birthday Honours List for BSRIA Chief Executive, Julia Evans

Congratulations to Julia Evans OBE, Chief Executive of AIRTO member BSRIA.

Upcoming members' events

June 27, 2018

AIRTO Annual Dinner


July 10, 2018

CEOs’ meeting


July 19, 2018

Equality, diversity and inclusion


Find further information and more events in our members' area