Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)
The MIA enjoys an excellent relationship with BIS, meaning that the government department is regularly kept abreast of developments within the industry and the specific concerns of MIA members. The MIA receives considerable support from BIS for its own initiatives, bringing benefit to its membership and the Industry sector as a whole.
One of the ways this relationship takes shape is through the Department for International Trade's (DIT) arm and its support of Inward Investment and Export initiatives. As an Approved Trade Organisation (ATO), the MIA organises and leads business development and technology missions to an ever-expanding list of overseas markets. The destinations have, in the past, included NASA, the Farnborough and Paris Air Shows, the UK Boat and Defence Industries show, while visits to the established Motorsport markets of Europe, USA, Japan and the developing markets of China, South Korea, the Gulf States and South America, now common place. The MIA has developed cross-sector ‘Technology Transfer’ initiatives with the Defence, Marine and Aerospace industries – with numerous notable success. MIA members provide technology solutions in space, aerospace, competitive sailing, power boating and in warfare environments.
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