UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £40 million for late-stage R&D projects that help accelerate the UK towards a net zero automotive future.
Award: Share of up to £40 million
Opens: 18th Jul 2022
Closes: 7th Sep 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 £40 million.
The aim of this competition is to seek proposals for collaborative R&D projects that design, develop and manufacture technology that will work towards delivering net-zero carbon 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’.
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 two supporting technologies that can have a maximum of 25% each.
Your percentages must add up to 100%.
APC are not funding projects that are:
Your project must:
You must only include eligible project costs in your application.
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian source.
To lead a project your organisation must:
Academic institutions and research organisations cannot lead projects.
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.
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) invests up to £75 million per annum, in collaborative research and development (CR&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 project costs. In this round APC is investing £40 million.
A minimum of 70% of your projects total project costs must be incurred by commercial organisations.
The total grant request in your application cannot exceed 50% of the total 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:
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them.
Of that 30% you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to:
A 3.5% levy is payable to the APC by all partners on grant received.
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.