Organisations can apply for a share of up to £15 million to validate readiness for scale up of net zero technologies and processes.
Programme: The Automotive Transformation Fund
Award: Share of up to £15 million
Opens: 20th Apr 2022
Closes: 25th May 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.
The Automotive Transformation Fund will support the industrialisation at scale of a high value electrified automotive supply chain in the UK. More information on the Automotive Transformation Fund can be found on the APC website.
This competition is to support companies to scale up rapidly, by validating through pilot manufacturing their commercial viability and readiness to scale.
Your project must:
APC will fund a portfolio of projects, across the technologies listed in the specific themes section. APC reserve the right to redirect you to another competition if more appropriate.
SuRV projects can:
Your project 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:
Sectors in scope can include on and off road, agriculture, heavy duty, mining and military, at any point in the supply chain. Larger two-wheel applications will be considered, but micromobility applications will not.
The APC are not funding projects which are:
Your project must:
You must only include eligible project costs in your application.
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
Non-UK registered businesses 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 be one of the following UK registered:
Your organisation must:
If collaborative, the lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) have allocated up to £15 million to fund innovation projects in this competition, with a maximum intervention rate of 65%.
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 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:
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.