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MIA Initiatives and what we can do for you

We’re committed to helping our members establish business and collaborative opportunities.

We organise networking events and encourage cross-sector collaboration between motorsport, automotive, defence, marine and aerospace through our Technology Transfer conferences and events. Knowledge sharing across disciplines has proven to work when resolving critical issues.

Motorsport to Aerospace

There are obvious synergies between motorsport and aerospace. Many aerospace companies frequently turn to motorsport to provide aerodynamic design assistance. Similarly, race teams look to aerospace for assistance such as the use of wind tunnels for testing - in the case of F1 teams, shifts run on an almost 24/7 basis. Read more...

Motorsport to Automotive

Inspired and driven by the Automotive OEMs who identified a need for the motorsport sector’s R&D capabilities and fast delivery expertise, the M2Auto Initiative facilitates and creates closer collaboration between OEM automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers, MIA members of the motorsport and high performance engineering industry. Read more...

Motorsport to Defence

Launched in 2007, the MIA’s Motorsport to Defence (M2D) Initiative is aimed at helping motorsport companies engage with the defence industry and maximise the business opportunities between the two. We strive to introduce our members and the motorsport industry at large to the defence sector. Read more...

Motorsport to Marine

Parallels between motorsport and marine industries are numerous, not least because both sectors are involved in sporting activities which serve as a proving ground for innovative new technologies. Read more...

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