The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) assists the Washington aerospace industry via academic collaboration to move innovative technologies into production. JCATI funded projects leverage the expertise available in Washington's world class public universities to solve industry technology roadblocks. The company provides the technology challenge while JCATI funding supports engineering students solving the problem. Companies can advance cutting edge ideas without affecting production rates while students receive valuable industry experience. JCATI has helped WA aerospace companies of all sizes transition technology solutions, keeping WA in the forefront of global aircraft, UAV and space markets.