The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) provides funding, support and insight for the development of low carbon and net zero automotive technologies. In this competition round APC is investing up to £25 million.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £25 million
Opens: 10th Jan 2022
Closes: 2nd Mar 2022
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) provides funding, support and insight for the development of low carbon and net zero automotive technologies. It aims to support the UK’s transition towards net zero product manufacturing and supply chain in the UK automotive sector.
In this competition round APC is investing up to £25 million.
The aim of this competition is to seek proposals for collaborative R&D projects that design, develop and manufacture zero emission on-vehicle technologies for on-road or off-road vehicles.
Your project must:
Your project must advance technologies in one or more of the following areas:
The economic benefit of your project will be assessed on criteria including but not limited to:
Your proposal must evidence:
Projects will be encouraged to disseminate their results to bring benefit to the wider UK automotive industry.
APC wants to fund a portfolio of projects, across the technologies listed in the specific themes section, and a variety of markets, technological maturities and research categories.
You must consider which technology or technologies best represent your project and rank them in order of their significance and impact to your project. The one ranked first must be the lead technology.
Your lead technology must be at least 50%.You can also rank up to an additional 2 supporting technologies that can have a maximum of 25% each.
Your percentages must add up to 100%.
Your project must:
Innovate UK suggest projects contain a maximum of 6 project partners.
To lead a project your organisation must:
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
Non-UK registered businesses and research organisations are only eligible to apply for funding if:
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Innovate UK are not funding projects that are:
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) invests up to £35 million, three times per year, in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. These are pre-production projects and applicants should apply for the minimum amount of APC funding required to make the project viable. This can be up to 50% of total eligible project costs. In this round APC is investing £25 million.
A minimum of 70% of your projects total eligible project costs must be incurred by commercial organisations.
The total grant request in your application cannot exceed 50% of the total eligible project costs. This is regardless of the individual partners’ grant claims.
Of that 50% if the majority of your organisation’s work on the project is commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically.
For industrial research projects, 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: