• Status: Closed

  • Key features: Investment of up to £100m in collaborative research and development funding to support the development of low carbon, low emission automotive propulsion technologies. 

  • Programme: Collaborative research and development

  • Award: Up to £100m

  • Opens: 10 Nov 2014, 00:00

  • Registration closes: 07 Jan 2015, 12:00

  • Closes: 14 Jan 2015, 12:00

  • Support phone number: 0300 321 4357

Delivering economic benefit through the development of low carbon, low emission automotive propulsion technologies (competition 3)

Competition results

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Summary

Advanced Propulsion Centre UK logoThe Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Innovate UK is to invest up to £100m in collaborative research and development funding to support the development of low carbon, low emission automotive propulsion technologies.   

Projects must demonstrate technologies that:  

  • deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 or other emissions compared to current best-in-class technologies
  • align with Automotive Council Technology Group roadmaps with respect to advanced propulsion solutions
  • develop the UK's supply chain in the field of low carbon vehicle propulsion technology

Projects must be collaborative and business-led and include a vehicle manufacturer or a tier 1 supplier and an SME partner.  

Overall, each project should aim to attract no more than 50% public funding of the total eligible project costs.  

We expect to fund mainly industrial research, in which a business partner will generally attract up to 50% public funding for their project costs (60% for  SMEs), or experimental development, with a business partner attracting 25% funding (35% for a SME).   

We expect total eligible project costs to be between £5m and £40m.

Projects are expected to last between 18 and 42 months.

This is a single-stage competition that opens for applicants on 10 November 2014. The deadline for registration to the competition is at noon on 7 January 2015 and the deadline for submission of full applications is at noon on 14 January 2015.  

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