The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) was established in 2012 to support the aerospace industry in Washington State by: 

  • pursuing joint industry-university research in new technologies that are relevant to aerospace firms; 
  • providing aerospace industry-focused research opportunities for engineering and computer science students at the University of Washington, Washington State University, and  Washington’s other public four-year institutions of higher education, through assisting the development of internship programs and undergraduate and graduate student research opportunities that give students hands-on experience with aerospace firms; 
  • and in concert with aerospace firms and aerospace industry associations, identifying research needs and opportunities for technology transfer that benefit the State’s aerospace industry.

Since 2012, JCATI has awarded over $8.95 million dollars and supported 109 aerospace technology projects within Washington.