UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to research and develop technologies to help secure future zero emission vehicles innovation.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £10 million
Opens: 17th Jun 2020
Closes: 29th Jul 2020
Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19 to UK industry, Driving Electric Revolution, part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) are collaborating to invest up to £10 million in innovation projects that will support the UK’s continued push towards net zero.
This is part of a larger effort to catalyse the green economic recovery in transport, energy and industrial sectors.
Your project must:
Innovate UK welcome applications for desk-based projects focusing on:
To lead a project your organisation must:
Academic institutions and RTOs cannot lead projects.
To collaborate with the lead organisation your organisation must:
Academic institutions must have their research personnel ready to start at the beginning of the project.
Innovate UK encourage single participant applications from UK registered businesses of any size.
A maximum of 2 collaborators are allowed for multiple participant applications.
Up to £10 million has been allocated to fund innovation feasibility studies and research and development projects in this strand of the 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 feasibility studies and industrial research projects, you could get funding for eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
Research organisations undertaking non-economic activities as part of the project in your consortium can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs.
Projects must start on 1 October 2020 and end by 31 March 2021. They can last up to 6 months with no extensions beyond this point.
Total project cost must be between £100,000 and £500,000.
Funding can only be claimed for project costs incurred no later than 31 March 2021.
Your R&D project must:
This competition will not fund: