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Aerospace Unlocking Potential - Project Briefing

Event Information:

Type: Information and Policy

Date: Thursday, 25 March 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

The Manufacturing and Engineering Forum provides a platform to address specific issues relating to the sector, allowing the sharing of best practice, to hear from exemplar organisations, hear how to access funded support and to participate in relevant discussion topics.

Event Overview

Aerospace Unlocking Potential (Aerospace UP) is a £20M three-year project (2020 to 2022) which aims to support the aerospace supply chain in the Midlands by helping to unlock its innovation potential. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by the University of Nottingham and the Midlands Aerospace Alliance.

This briefing session will detail how Midlands SME’s can access grant funding and specialist support for new and innovative projects relevant to the Aerospace sector.

Aerospace supply chain companies could be eligible for a grant of between £1,000 and £100,000 over 18 months alongside fully-funded technical support packages; new technology ideas; access to expert guidance and events as well as student and graduate support opportunities.

Businesses based in the Midlands are invited to join us to find out more about how to access this funded support.


  • 10.00am Welcome and introduction- East Midlands Chamber
  • 10.05am Introducing Aerospace Unlocking Potential and how to apply – Midlands Aerospace Alliance
  • 10.25am Business support from the Precision Manufacturing Centre – Dr Daniel Symes, Project and Business Manager, Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham
  • 10.45am Q&A, next steps and contact details – Led by Lisa Brewer, Business Development Officer at the University of Nottingham
  • 11.00am close


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State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, but is delivered completely free of charge. For more information about the programme, please visit the Aerospace Unlocking Potential website.

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