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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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Upcoming Events

Health & Safety Interest Group
18 September 2014

Venue: Fera, Sand Hutton, York,
North Yorkshire YO41 1LZ
Members only


Goring Dinner Discussion with Bernadette Kelly, Director General, Business and Local Growth, BIS
8 October 2014
Venue: The Goring Hotel, Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW
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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