UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £7 million for economic or technical feasibility studies to support scale up of the UK’s high-value electrified automotive supply chain.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £7 million
Opens: 7th Dec 2020
Closes: 27th Jan 2021
The Automotive Transformation Fund, delivered by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and partners, Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Department for International Trade (DIT), will support the industrialisation at scale of a high-value electrified automotive supply chain in the UK.
APC is seeking proposals from single organisations or consortiums for feasibility studies up to the value of £1 million.
The aim of this competition is to support commercially led research and development in the design of elements of the electric automotive supply chain.
Your project must meet at least one of the following objectives specifically for the automotive sector:
Your project must also fulfil at least one of these requirements:
Your project must prioritise the automotive sector, but this does not exclude subsequent secondary use in other sectors.
At the end of the feasibility study, your project must meet one of the following:
Your project can address technological improvements or developing new business models. APC encourages projects that bring new investment into the sector in the UK.
You can either focus on one or more of the products below or on the materials and components that go into the product:
This competition is not funding:
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
Non-UK registered companies and research organisations are eligible to apply for funding as a lead or part of a project team if they:
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
If collaborative, the lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
As part of the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF), The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has allocated up to £7 million to fund feasibility studies in this competition.
You must request the minimum amount of funding needed for your project.
If your organisation’s work on the project is mostly commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically.
For feasibility studies , 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%, research organisations in the consortium could get funding for their eligible project costs of up to:
A 3% levy is payable to the APC by all partners on grant received.