The Technology Developer Accelerator Programme by the Advanced Propulsion Centre is designed to help fast track low carbon propulsion technology towards commercialisation.
Programme: The Technology Developer Accelerator Programme by the Advanced Propulsion Centre
Opens: 6th Sep 2017
Closes: 17th Nov 2017
The Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is designed to help fast track low carbon propulsion technology towards commercialisation.
The programme is designed to help those with great ideas bring them to reality, identifying routes to market and developing value propositions.
The APC TDAP programme is part of the SME Programme, aimed at supporting Small and Medium-sized Technology Developers (TDs). The objective is to provide TDs with expert support to identify routes to market, accelerating technology development cycles and preparing them to be commercially viable in a shortened time scale.
APC will utilise several skills-based delivery partners for the programme, who will utilise elements of the core technology development phases of an automotive New Product Introduction (NPI) Programme.
The Technology Developer Accelerator Programme will take TDs through a four-phase process that will prepare them for engagement in automotive OEM and Supply Chain development programmes.
How it works
TDAP will take TDs through a four-stage process that will prepare the TD’s for engagement in automotive OEM and Tier 1 development programmes.
Successful applications will be provided with technical and industry specialist support to guide you through the programme. If you complete all stages, your product or service is expected to achieve Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 5 and a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6.
This is the second Wave in the Programme. Each TDAP wave is an 18 month duration. The full programme will consist of 3 waves over a 4 year period.
Benefits of the programme
The APC TDAP programme provides funding and independent expert support to help Technology Developers to: