The Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) is a new programme that aims to establish a competitive and sustainable UK supply chain.
It offers a share of up to £1 billion of funding for capital and associated industrial research projects. This will be to support the industrialisation of a high value, electrified automotive supply at scale in the UK.
This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition. If your application is successful you will be invited to apply to a full stage competition strand when it is published.
This Automotive Transformation Fund competition is formally delivered in partnership between APC, Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Department for International Trade (DIT).
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition and must be selected through a participant’s normal procurement process. Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK.
You can make more than one application. There are no restrictions on the number of applications a business can lead or collaborate on. There are no restrictions on the number of applications a partner can collaborate on.
Your project must have an automotive application.
Your total eligible project costs and project duration must be appropriate and in proportion to the planned objectives and prioritisation within the Automotive Transformation Fund.
Your application can focus on one of these:
Your proposal must prioritise the scale up in areas mentioned in the Automotive Transformation Strategy. This includes but is not limited to:
The ATF will prioritise support to projects that:
Innovate UK will not fund capital investment that: