Aerospace UP Christmas Networking Event

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As its nearly Christmas come and join us for (virtual) mince pies and discover what Aerospace UP can do for you!

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2021 has been another challenging year, yet there is still fantastic innovation currently ongoing in the aerospace sector, particularly in the Midlands, and we can be optimistic for the future of the aerospace industry and its supply chains.

We invite you to join us to discuss the challenges of this past year, look forward to 2022 and help us shape our support packages to drive innovation and growth for SMEs. Use this networking event to reconnect with your peers, chat to experts from the Midlands Aerospace Alliance and the University.


11am - Conversation and networking as we all join online

11.15 - Introduction to AUP and a look ahead to next year - Hitendra Hirani, University of Nottingham

11.25 - Andy Leather, Midlands Aerospace Alliance

11.45 - Mark Jabbal, University of Nottingham

12.30 – Look ahead to 2022 and discussion on the packages offered

12.40 – Conversation and Q&A

1pm – Close

Aerospace UP

As a pan-Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) project, Aerospace UP is available to SMEs in 8 Midlands LEP areas:

• Black Country

• Coventry and Warwickshire

• Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

• Greater Birmingham and Solihull

• Greater Lincolnshire

• Leicester and Leicestershire

• South East Midlands

• Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. This event is classed as State Aid under De Minimis 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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Your data will also be used to comply with the reporting and monitoring requirements of our funders, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Organiser The Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT)

Organiser of Aerospace UP Christmas Networking Event

The Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT) is a major centre for aerospace research

Specialists from global aerospace companies and aviation leaders have joined forces with our researchers and academics and together we are creating an extraordinary future for aerospace technology.

Aerospace at the University of Nottingham has over 70 externally funded projects valued at over £75 million with an inspirational team of 400 scientists and engineers.

Our Marie Sklodowska Curie PhD programme attracts the world’s leading doctoral students, who are working with industry to direct the future of aerospace.

Our ambition and drive makes the IAT a partner of choice in our five key areas of research

  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Materials and Structures
  • Aerospace Operations
  • Future Propulsion
  • Aerospace Electrification


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