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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

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