The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) provides funding, support and insight for the development of low carbon and net zero automotive technologies. It aims to support the UK’s transition towards net zero product manufacturing and supply chain in the UK automotive sector.
In this competition round APC is investing up to £40million.
We are looking for collaborative, pre-production research and development (R&D) projects that:
Projects must look to fulfil both these criteria to ensure the UK meets the future demand of vehicle makers.
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.
If you have not requested approval or your application has not been approved by us, you will be made ineligible and your application will not be sent for assessment.
To lead a project your organisation must:
Academic institutions and research organisations cannot lead projects.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
Non-UK registered businesses and research organisations are only eligible to apply for funding if:
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 log in 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.
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total project costs.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
The aim of this competition is to seek proposals for collaborative R&D projects that design, develop and manufacture technology that will work towards delivering net-zero carbon emission on-vehicle technologies for on-road or off-road vehicles.
Your project must:
Your project must advance technologies in one or more of the following areas:
The economic benefit of your project will be assessed on criteria including but not limited to:
Your proposal must evidence:
Projects will be encouraged to disseminate their results to bring benefit to the wider UK automotive industry'.
APC will fund a portfolio of projects, across the technologies listed in the specific themes section, and a variety of markets, technological maturities and research categories.
You must consider which technology or technologies best represent your project and rank them in order of their significance and impact to your project. The one ranked first must be the lead technology.