Up to £30 million of collaborative match funding is available for UK-developed late stage R&D to support advanced low carbon propulsion technologies in automotive.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £30m
Opens: 30th Apr 2018
Closes: 27th Jun 2018
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) invests approximately £30 million, 3 times a year, in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. These are pre-production projects and must be match funded.
APC 10 is seeking proposals for UK based R&D projects that significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve air quality. The projects must focus on technologies directly linked with the long-term development of zero-emission capability, such as:
The project’s primary application should be for the automotive industry. APC is particularly looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term capabilities in the design, build and manufacture of zero-emission vehicles. These projects should help make those capabilities a permanent part of the UK supply chain.
APC 10 is seeking proposals for collaborative R&D projects that demonstrate the development of on-vehicle technologies for on or off-road vehicles. These must accelerate the development of low and zero emission technology.
The project must be focused on one or more of the following technology areas:
In your application you should:
To be eligible for funding:
Non-UK based companies and research organisations are eligible to apply for funding if:
Non-UK based companies can join the consortium but cannot apply for funding.
Research and technology organisations (RTOs) are not eligible to lead an APC project but can participate.
Your project should support the development of UK supply chain capability. If overseas subcontracting is required, you must provide evidence to show why this cannot take place within the UK, and how the funding of overseas contractors will benefit the UK economy.
Total eligible project costs can range from £5 million to £40 million. The project can last between 18 and 42 months.
Each project will attract no more than 50% of public funding towards its total eligible project costs, of which:
Your project can focus on industrial research or experimental development. Commercial phase projects cannot be funded.
For industrial research, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of: