Search begins for Air Mobility Innovators with ideas that could take off

Up to eight innovative SMEs will be selected to receive up to £25k for live trials alongside tailored business support as part of the Future of Air Mobility Accelerator.

28.09.23, LONDON, Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and place leadership, today announced that applications are open for a new cohort to join the Future of Air Mobility (FoAM) Accelerator programme. 

The FoAM Accelerator is delivered by Connected Places Catapult in partnership with the Future Flight Challenge from UK Research and Innovation, supported by Innovate UK. 

Now in its third year, the FoAM Accelerator offers innovative small- and medium- sized enterprises the opportunity to access funding and support to test their innovations in the Air Mobility sector. Support on offer includes access to technical experts, mentoring and coaching sessions, a tailored investment readiness programme, and the opportunity to participate in a demonstration day to showcase technology to potential clients and investors.    

Innovators applying must have a sustainability-based solution that addresses one of five challenge areas:

  • Integration of Future Air Mobility
  • Future Airport & Vertiport Operations
  • Future Airside Operations & Systems
  • Decarbonising Future Air Mobility
  • Inclusive Passenger Accessibility
“Our well-established Future of Air Mobility Accelerator has a track record of supporting high-potential innovative businesses to grow and develop within the highly competitive, highly regulated aviation industry. Previous cohorts have gone on to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds in further funding off the back of this opportunity.  

If your business has a great idea to help deliver the future of air mobility, we want to hear from you.” 
Andrew Chadwick, Interim Ecosystem Director for Air Mobility and Airports at Connected Places Catapult

A webinar to provide more information and give prospective applicants the opportunity to ask any questions will be held on 11 October, 14:00 – 15:00. Applications close at midnight on 25 October .