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.

A taxonomy of UK national laboratories

We are seeking to improve the understanding and awareness of the UK’s national laboratories by making this taxonomy of selected laboratories (mostly AIRTO members) publicly available in the form of two documents.

Towards Zero: Our position statement

Our position statement…More D!

A more DEVELOPMENT-focused
strategy for paving the way to IMPACT

Gearing up to 2.4%

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

November 30, 2023

AIRTO welcomes government announcements on science and innovation

Key investments in research and innovation infrastructure launched

November 30, 2023

Satellite Applications Catapult Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

John Abbott has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer

November 29, 2023

Motability Operations and Cenex join forces to support local authorities on EV infrastructure

Access anonymised information on the location of over 660,000 Motability Scheme customers.

Upcoming members' events

December 11, 2023

AIRTO Sustainability Interest Group meeting


December 21, 2023

AIRTO CEOs and Senior Executives Forum meeting


January 10, 2024

AIRTO Artificial Intelligence Interest Group meeting


Find further information and more events in our members' area