UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million for feasibility studies to support industrialisation of the UK’s high-value electrified automotive supply chain.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £10 million
Opens: 13th Jul 2020
Closes: 19th Aug 2020
The Automotive Transformation Fund, delivered by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and partners, will support the industrialisation at scale of a high-value electrified automotive supply chain in the UK.
The aim of this competition is to support commercially led research and development in the design of elements of the electric automotive supply chain. Projects must focus on both of the following:
Your project’s primary focus must be the automotive market.
Your project can focus on technological improvements or developing new business models. APC encourages projects that bring new investment and new businesses into the sector in the UK.
Your project must fulfil one or more of the following:
APC is particularly looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term supply chain, associated capabilities and growth aspirations.
At the end of the feasibility study, APC expects projects to be:
Your feasibility study can focus on one of the following scale-up opportunities, or on something else in the scope of this competition which meets the aim of the Automotive Transformation Fund.
Product scale up feasibility
You can either focus on one or more of the products below or on the materials and components that go into the product:
Process and facility scale up feasibility
You can either focus on one of the processes named below or on the materials and components that go into the process:
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:
Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
As part of the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF), The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has allocated up to £10 million to match fund feasibility studies in this competition.
Your project must:
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 projects, you could get funding of:
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs.
Of that 30%, research organisations in the consortium could get funding for their eligible project costs of up to:
If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them.
If your project’s total eligible costs or duration fall outside of the above criteria, you must contact the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) directly on +44(0)24 7652 8700 at least 10 days before the competition closes. APC will decide whether to approve your request.
This competition is not funding: