Funding news - 08/01/2018
IUK Opens APC9: Anchoring Low Carbon Technology Development in the UK Funding Competition
Through Innovate UK (IUK), the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is launching a new round of the Anchoring Low Carbon Technology Development in the UK Funding Competition (APC9).
The aim is to invest in late-stage collaborative research and development (R&D) pre-production match funded projects to advance the growth of low carbon propulsion.
Projects must demonstrate the development of on-vehicle technologies and vehicle infrastructure interfaces, for either on or off-road vehicles, based around one or more of the following technology areas:
- Electric machines and power electronics
- Energy storage and energy management
- Lightweight vehicle and powertrain structures
- Thermal propulsion systems
Projects are required to:
- deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 emissions and improvements in air quality;
- strengthen UK capability;
- develop the UK’s supply chain in the field of low carbon vehicle propulsion or lightweight systems technology.
Projects must be collaborative and UK business-led, with a clear route to market within a short timeframe. Collaborations must include a vehicle manufacturer and/or a tier 1 supplier and at least one SME partner. Additional collaborators may be other businesses, research organisations and/or third sector organisations. The project must be carried out in the UK.
Provisionally, up to around £30 million of funding is available to match fund a limited number of collaborative R&D pre-production projects. It is expected that total eligible project costs will be between £5 million and £40 million, and the grant requested should reflect the minimum amount of funding that is needed for the project to proceed.
Applications must be received by 7 March 2018.
Source: Innovate UK, 08/01/2018