UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million across two strands, for innovation in propulsion battery technologies for electric vehicles.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £25 million
Opens: 23rd May 2022
Closes: 17th Aug 2022
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £25 million in innovation projects across the two strands of this competition. This funding is from the Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC).
The aim of this competition is to:
This competition is split into 2 strands:
Your proposal must clearly show how this feasibility study has the potential to accelerate the development of technologies or business practices which could significantly advance the performance characteristics of batteries for electric vehicles.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are entering the appropriate strand of the competition for your project.
You will not be able to transfer your application to the other strand, it will not be sent for assessment if it is out of scope.
The Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC) aims to:
The aims of this competition are to:
Technoeconomic research carried out in collaboration with the FBC, indicates that batteries for transport electrification can generally be classified into the following cross sector cell level performance clusters:
Projects must balance specific technical, market and business requirements for developing and emerging technologies and enable UK competitiveness across the battery value chain.
Innovate UK are particularly interested in projects that are focused on the following:
Your project can achieve these through a combination of innovations in process improvement, cell chemistry, cell-to-pack efficiency and novel design concepts. We expect successful projects to increase productivity, competitiveness and growth for UK businesses.
Innovate UK want to fund a variety of projects across the propulsion battery value chain and different technologies.
Your project must focus on:
Where project activities require:
Projects must provide proof of compliance to the satisfaction of Innovate UK as part of UK Research and Innovation to enable an application to be successful.
This may include (but is not restricted to):
Your project must:
You must only include eligible project costs in your application.
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian source.
To lead a project your organisation must:
Academic institutions, RTOs, charities, not for profit or public sector organisations cannot lead or work alone.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate on a project. Once accepted, partners will be asked to login or to create an account and enter their own project costs into the Innovation Funding Service.
The lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Innovate UK are not funding projects that are:
Up to £25 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition across both strands:
Up to £2 million has been allocated for this feasibility studies strand.
Innovate UK reserve the right to take a portfolio approach for funding across the two strands.
Funding will be in the form of a grant.
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 50% 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 50% you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to:
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.