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Advanced route to market demonstrator

Fund Name

Advanced route to market demonstrator 3

Project Length

9-12 months

Project Value

£500k - £1.5m

Deadline

01.05.2024

This competition aims to develop and realise the demonstration of capability that could lead to further business exploitation, as a direct result of this demonstrator. This will utilise future net zero powertrain technology as a key element in the UK transition to zero emissions for the automotive sector.

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Fund details

Your project must demonstrate the advancement of on-vehicle technologies in one or more of the following areas:

  • energy storage, batteries and their components and integration systems
  • fuel cell systems and their components and integration systems
  • electric machines and their components and integration systems
  • power electronics and their components and integration systems
  • fossil fuel-free internal combustion, at the point of use, for on-road solutions we will only support project proposals which aim to achieve zero harmful tailpipe emissions
  • lightweight materials, manufacturing, design methods and processes
  • on vehicle hydrogen storage and management systems
  • design for circular economy and sustainability, including the disassembly, recovery, and reuse of materials used in the project technologies
  • the digitalisation of design for manufacture and recycling, development of zero emissions vehicle innovation, manufacture of vehicle systems and sub
  • systems, data analytics, redesign, test and validation and verification

Technology maturity expectations for this competition should be at TRL 5-6 and MRL 4-5 by completion, based on published Automotive Technology and Manufacturing Readiness Levels.

Specific themes

Within your application, you must consider which of the technologies listed below best represent your project.

Your lead technology must have a significance and impact ranking of at least 50%. You can also rank up to an additional two supporting technologies that can have a maximum of 25% each. Your percentages must add up to 100%.

  • electric machines and power electronics
  • energy storage and energy management
  • lightweight vehicles and powertrain structures
  • fuel cell and associated balance of plant
  • thermal propulsion systems and alternative fuels
  • digitalisation for the development of low-carbon vehicle innovation, data analytics, redesign, test and validation and verification

Eligibility

A minimum of 70% of your total project costs must be incurred by commercial organisations.

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