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APC22: Industrialising net-zero automotive technology

Fund Name

APC22: Industrialising net-zero automotive technology

Project Length

18-24 months

Project Value

£5m-£40m

Deadline

07.09.2022

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The aim of this competition is to seek proposals for collaborative R&D projects that design, develop and manufacture technology that will work towards delivering net-zero carbon emission on-vehicle technologies for on-road or off-road vehicles.

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Fund Details

Your project must:

  • support growth and security of the UK’s manufacturing supply chain, increasing capability, whilst improving productivity, efficiency and competitiveness
  • deliver vehicle technologies or associated manufacturing processes which support the transition to net zero
  • contribute to the UK’s strategic aims in this area, such as the Automotive Council’s Roadmaps

Your project must advance technologies in one or more of the following areas:

  • batteries, their components, management and integration systems
  • fuel cell and associated balance of plant
  • electric machines
  • power electronics
  • fossil fuel free (at the point of use) internal combustion
  • hydrogen storage and management systems
  • manufacturing processes associated with industrialising relevant net-zero technologies
  • direct recycling methods resulting in complete recovery of critical materials
  • digitalisation leveraged during the development, testing, production or in-service phases

The economic benefit of your project will be assessed on criteria including but not limited to:

  • scale and impact on the UK economy
  • foreign investment anchored in the UK
  • jobs created or safeguarded
  • upskilling of workforce
  • automotive supply chain in the UK
  • lifetime environmental impact of the vehicle

Your proposal must evidence:

  • a clear route to market exploitation, including IP generated for the UK
  • a credible consortium-led approach to the project, agreed in principle and able to proceed to a formal collaborative agreement
  • what would happen should the project not be funded

Eligibility

Your project must:

  • have total costs between £5 million and £40 million
  • be a minimum of 50% match-funded
  • start by 1 March 2023
  • last between 18 and 42 months
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

Lead organisation

To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business of any size
  • have an active registered business base in the UK
  • be a grant recipient
  • involve at least one grant claiming micro small or medium enterprise (SME) if the lead is not one
  • include in your consortium a vehicle manufacturer or Tier 1 supplier who supplies parts directly to an original equipment manufacturer (OEM)
  • collaborate with others

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