WHAT IS THE R&D ZONE?

The Research & Development (R&D) Zone, formerly known as the Innovation Zone, brings together the very best in advanced engineering universities, Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and the agencies that support them, into one central area - creating a vibrant networking and knowledge transfer hub, at the heart of the Farnborough International Airshow.

The model is simple: industry and government sponsorship enables not-for-profit organisations to exhibit at the Airshow, at an affordable price.

The result: the creation of a ‘one stop shop’ providing a focal point for all the innovation needs of industry.

The 2018 event was a resounding success, with 18 exhibitors including Innovate UK, Clean Sky, European Commission, Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), universities and industry sponsors including Rolls-Royce and Thales.

If you are a university or RTO who would like to exhibit in the R&D Zone, please contact the Sales Team who will be happy to discuss with you. Click here to view the floorplan.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO SEE IN 2020?

For 2020, the R&D Zone remains in Exhibition Hall 3. The R&D Zone will include a technology showcase feature and ample space for interactive exhibits and technology demonstrations. 

WHAT DOES THE R&D ZONE OFFER?

  • Engage with thousands of people from across the global aerospace, defence, security and space industries
  • Demonstrate cutting edge research and technology
  • Increase visibility of your organisation with media, delegations, trade show visitors, students and the general public
  • A focal point for collaboration, learning, demonstrating and networking
  • Associates your organisation with the world’s premier Airshow

For further information please access the exhibiting options document.

INCORPORATING FARNBOROUGH FRIDAY – 24 JULY 2020

The R&D Zone acts as one of the focal points for Farnborough Friday – the industry’s single largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) outreach activity, attracting the next generation of scientists and engineers who will drive our sectors forward into the future.

Farnborough Friday delivers a programme of events designed to inspire young people and give them an insight into the exciting career opportunities available in the dynamic sectors of aerospace and defence. 

If you are industry and interested in learning more about sponsoring Farnborough Friday, please contact Adam Doyle for more information on the opportunities available, including a stand in the R&D Zone.

 

Options and prices

Name Cost
R&D Zone FIA2020 - shell scheme (per sqm) £380.00
R&D Zone FIA2020 - self-build (per sqm) £295.00