UK business can apply for innovation grants of up to £120,000 to design, develop and deploy innovative electric vehicle charging infrastructure in public areas. Phase 1 of a £20 million 2-phase investment.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £120,000
Opens: 9th Jul 2018
Closes: 29th Aug 2018
Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) will invest up to £20 million across a 2-phase competition for innovative projects to develop business cases and deploy new approaches to electric vehicle (EV) charging.
This is phase 1 of the competition – Feasibility Studies. Phase 2 is for demonstrators and will only be available for successful applicants at phase 1.
The aim of this competition is to deliver creative new designs and technology for low-cost, scale-able charging solutions for electric vehicle owners and users without off street parking.
Solutions must be convenient, designed appropriately for the proposed location. They can range from on street infrastructure to local charging hubs.
Projects must be:
They will not fund projects that cover:
To apply for funding you must:
Total costs for your phase 1 feasibility study should be between £75,000 and £120,000.
A total of up to £20 million is being invested to fund innovation projects in this 2-phase competition.
£750,000 has been allocated to the phase 1 stage and £19.25 million allocated for phase 2.
The funders reserve the right to move funds between the phases. This depends on the quality of applications received and the balance of projects across the 2 phases.
In this phase, for feasibility studies, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
Research and technology organisations can receive 100% of their eligible project costs. Universities can receive 80% of full economic cost. In any project, a maximum of 30% of total eligible project costs can be spent by the research organisations involved.