The iAero Centre is a purpose-built 2,398 m2 research, design and innovation facility in Yeovil, built to support the competitiveness and growth of the aerospace and associated high-value design and engineering technology supply chains. The Centre will offer high-quality office, light industrial and collaboration space as well as innovation support services.
Operational November 2021
Somerset has a rich aerospace history and is currently the centre of the UK’s rotorcraft capability. iAero will maintain and build upon this legacy of excellence.
Please read the iAero Vision
The iAero innovation centre will establish a unique environment in which talent, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation within SMEs can flourish and where new products and high value design and engineering solutions can be developed in collaboration with key industrial partners.
- Enabling SME Capabilities
- Developing high level skills
- Facilitating market access
- Providing industry proof of concept
- Meeting key industrial challenges
- Creating high value jobs
For more information, please contact iAeroCentreYeovil@somerset.gov.uk
European Regional Development Fund
The iAero (Yeovil) Centre Project is receiving up to £3,049,240 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union, ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.