£27 million fund to support UK low carbon automotive innovation opens

Tue 18 August 2020 View all news

The Advanced Propulsion Centre has launched a new call (APC17) for a share of £27m funding to support late stage R&D in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.
The aim of the competition is to seek proposals for collaborative match-funded R&D projects. These must demonstrate the development of on-vehicle technologies, (including material, product and manufacturing processes) for on or off-road vehicles.
Projects must either:
  • accelerate the development of technologies capable of low and zero tailpipe emissions, or...
  • demonstrate a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions leading to air quality improvements

Proposals must clearly align with the UK’s Industrial Strategy and must clearly demonstrate how high value R&D will take place in the UK as a result of this funding.

APC is particularly looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term supply chain, associated capabilities and growth aspirations. This includes improving productivity and competitiveness in the design, build and manufacture of vehicles that are capable of low and zero tailpipe emissions.
Technologies in scope are:
  • motors
  • batteries
  • power electronics
  • hybridisation
  • alternative propulsion systems
  • Your project must support the growth of these technologies, creating more jobs and capability throughout the UK supply chain.
To find out more and apply, click here.
Key Dates
Stage 1
17 August 2020 – Competition opens
14 October 2020 11:00am – Application deadline
Stage 2
10 November 2020 – Applicants invited to interview
w/c 7 December 2020 – Responses to questions and interview presentation submissions
8 January 2021 – Applicants informed
To find out more about some of the previous projects APC has supported through funding, click here

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