IUK Announces Developing the UK’s Low Carbon Automotive Capability Competition

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is investing through the ‘Developing the UK’s Low Carbon Automotive Capability (APC14)’ funding competition, in partnership with the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK (IUK) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

APC 14 is looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term capabilities through securing long-term R&D investment, or that can be achieved through its associated supply chain in the design, build and manufacture of zero tailpipe emission vehicles. Preferably projects will deliver both, to ensure the UK meets the future demand of vehicle-makers.

APC has allocated up to £20 million to match fund innovation projects in this competition. A project’s total eligible costs must be 50% match funded and between £5 million and £40 million. Applicants must request the minimum amount of funding needed for their project.

Projects must be led by a business working in partnership with others and must include an SME and a vehicle manufacturer or tier 1 supplier. To collaborate on a project, an applicant must be a UK based business, academic organisation, or research and technology organisation (RTO). They should carry out the project work in the UK and intend to exploit the results from or in the UK.

The competition opens on 19 August 2019 and the deadline for applications will be midday on 16 October 2019.

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