UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop supply chain capability for power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD).
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £5 million
Opens: 16th Jun 2020
Closes: 29th Jul 2020
Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19 to UK industry, Driving the Electric Revolution, part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is investing up to £5 million in innovation projects that will support the UK’s continued push towards net zero carbon.
This is part of a larger effort to catalyse the green economic recovery in transport, energy and industrial sectors.
The aim of this competition strand is to facilitate UK supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD). This is to enable future improvements in:
Your proposal must be able to start by 1 November 2020, show a demonstrable benefit to the UK PEMD supply chain, ideally impact on more than one application sector and demonstrate future return on investment.
Your project must be stand-alone with clear deliverables and must be exploitable through future activities.
Your project can focus on one or more of the following:
Manufacturing process development, such as:
Design for manufacture, such as:
Circular economy, including:
Innovative testing and validation processes:
This list is not intended to be exhaustive.
To lead a project your organisation must:
Academic institutions and RTOs cannot lead.
To collaborate with the lead, your UK registered organisation must be one of the following:
Your organisation must carry out its project work and intend to exploit the results in the UK.
The lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
Up to £5 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition.
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 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.
Your project must:
If your project’s total eligible costs falls outside of our eligibility criteria, you must provide justification by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 working days before the competition closes. Innovate UK will decide whether to approve your request.
This competition is not funding: