ARIA is an R&D funding agency built to unlock scientific and technological breakthroughs which could benefit everyone.

Many of society’s most important advances have stemmed from those with the foresight to pursue new capabilities that most believed to be unattainable.

ARIA empowers scientists and engineers with the resources and freedom to pursue those breakthroughs.

Many will fail to meet their target, but their efforts will inspire the next generation. Those that do succeed will generate massive social and economic returns.


Our approach

 We are a small team of optimists, working to unlock scientific and technological breakthroughs that can benefit everyone. It’s a big mission, and getting there won’t be easy.

That’s why we are built to do things differently. For starters, independence is built into our core. From research to operations, our teams have the flexibility and freedom necessary to build a new kind of R&D agency from the ground up.

We're also built to think differently. We’ve joined ARIA from start-ups, non-profits, VCs, and the public sector, so we all bring different perspectives and we celebrate new ideas. Beyond our core team, our board and wider network includes those who have pushed the limits of the possible across disciplines and sectors.

We put people at the centre of everything we do and are looking for the broadest array of talent to advance our vision. Whether you’re new to this space, looking to return to work after a break, or taking the next step in your career, we want you on our radar. If you get excited by new possibilities and want to leave your mark on the world, check out our open jobs.


How we work

 We are deeply collaborative.

As a new organisation with an ambitious mission, nothing matters more than building trust, connectivity, and alignment within our team. That’s why we spend three days a week – Tuesday through Thursday – together in our office in King’s Cross. Monday and Friday are anywhere days to facilitate focused time and flexibility.

We value learning over perfection.

We are a small team, moving quickly. We are big believers in experimentation, and learning as we go. Our team’s strong foundation of trust and respect allows us to challenge each other when we think there’s an opportunity to improve our work, or the way we work.

Optimism is essential.

Invention is an optimistic endeavour, driven by a belief that we can imagine something new and then create it. Our team’s inherent optimism lets us always look past hurdles to visualise and then realise the successful outcomes we’re shooting for.