Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 4

Fund Name: Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 4
Project Length: 3-12 months
Project Value: Between £300k and £1.5m
Deadline: 09/12/2020


The aim of this competition is to support the research and development of the most promising innovative battery technologies for the propulsion of electric vehicles. In particular, to accelerate your technology towards commercialisation by building on the outputs of previous activity.

Fund details

The goal of the challenge is for the UK to become a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for electric vehicles.

Your project must:

  • describe how you will mitigate any potential restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic so that you can deliver the project on time
  • show a clear route to market beyond the end of this project, including how you intend to scale your technology for your chosen market, either through private funds, investment or late stage research and development competitions
  • show that you can realistically produce the technology at a price the market is willing to pay when it is commercialised
  • show how the future supply chain will be developed, or how your project contributes to this supply chain
  • plan to have real-world applications and meet the appropriate sector’s performance and regulatory targets
  • show a thorough understanding of the system your technology will fit into
  • consider end of life implications
  • support the overall goal of the Faraday Battery Challenge

Your project can focus on technological improvements or developing new business models across the battery value chain, including but not limited to:

  • cell materials and components
  • cells
  • modules and packs
  • recycling
  • enabling technologies

Potential sectors include:

  • rail
  • marine
  • aerospace
  • defence
  • off-highway

Your project must:

  • have total eligible costs between £300,000 and £1,500,000
  • plan to end by 31 March 2022
  • last between 3 and 12 months

To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business of any size
  • collaborate with other UK registered businesses, research and technology organisations (RTO), public sector organisations or charities
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
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