UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to demonstrate how hydrogen can be used to power transport solutions for end users.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £20 million
Opens: 6th Oct 2022
Closes: 30th Nov 2022
The Department for Transport will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £20 million for innovative projects.
The aim of this competition is to demonstrate the use and refuelling of hydrogen for transport vehicles, while securing a sustainable demand of hydrogen from operators.
Demonstrations will test business models and user operating needs to inform ongoing adoption of hydrogen within Tees Valley and across the UK.
Innovate UK are looking for projects that will significantly increase the demand for hydrogen transport and to support the development of the Tees Valley Hydrogen Transport Hub.
Projects are required to demonstrate realistic scale in their demonstrations.
Projects which demonstrate non-passenger car vehicles are encouraged to apply. Projects which address use cases that are hard to decarbonise and are yet to demonstrated are also encouraged to apply.
Your project must:
For further information, please see guidance notes here
Your project can focus on one or more of the following:
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 or Belarusian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian or Belarusian source.
To lead a project your organisation must:
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
A business can lead or collaborate in any number of applications across the two strands of the competition.
An organisation can collaborate in any number of applications across the two strands of the competition.
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Innovate UK are not funding projects that are:
Innovate UK are also not funding projects that are Hydrogen combustion, where the transport application falls into the one or more of the following classifications:
Up to £20 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition. Funding will be in the form of a grant.
You can request funding for your eligible project research and development (R&D) costs and capital costs. These costs must be listed separately in your application. If successful you will not be able to:
The total funding available for the competition can change. The funders have the right to:
If the majority of your organisation’s R&D 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:
Your application can include the purchase of capital equipment as an eligible project cost for large-scale demonstration projects. Investments must be relevant to the project and the maximum intervention rate on these purchases is up to 80% grant for the duration of the project up until 31 March 2025 for all organisations.
Your eligible capital costs must be the costs of the construction, installation or upgrade of the refuelling infrastructure.
These may include:
The costs of local production or storage units generating or storing the hydrogen and the costs of local hydrogen production units are excluded.
You will have to provide a cost breakdown for this in your application.
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.
Of that 30% 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.