Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million for business case feasibility studies to support scale up of the UK’s zero emission automotive supply chain.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £10 million
Opens: 24th Jan 2022
Closes: 9th Mar 2022
The Automotive Transformation Fund is 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). It supports the industrialisation at scale of a high-value electrified automotive supply chain in the UK.
This competition is to support companies in the development of an investment business case to secure large scale automotive supply chain manufacturing in the UK.
These business case feasibility studies must:
Your business case must prioritise the scale up in areas mentioned in the Automotive Transformation Strategy for an electrified supply chain. Your project must prioritise scale up and can focus on but not be limited to:
Innovate UK are not funding projects which are:
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:
If collaborative, the lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) have allocated up to £10 million to fund innovation projects in this competition.
You must request the minimum amount of funding needed for your project.
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 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% you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to:
A 3% levy is payable to the APC by all partners on grant received.